D'Lynne Bellah Stone:
Memorial Service Announcement in The Canyon News

DíLynne Bellah Stone, 52, died September 21, 2003 in Chandler, Arizona. Funeral services were held at Scottsdale Baptist Church on Tuesday, September 23. A memorial reception will be held at First United Methodist Church in Canyon, Sunday, October 5, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Mrs. Stone was born in Canyon to Robert and Cecile Bellah on January 26, 1951. She attended Canyon schools and was active in the youth group at First United Methodist Church. She graduated from Canyon High School in 1969 where she was active in the band, playing the clarinet and serving as a twirler.

She attended Grand Canyon University where she met and married Tom Stone in 1971. They consequently served together in music ministries in churches in Phoenix, Arizona; Dallas, Texas; Sherman, Texas; Scottsdale, Arizona; Turlock, California; and Chandler; Arizona.

After years as a stay-to-home mom, Mrs. Stone went back to school where she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University in 1987 with a degree in vocal performance. In addition to her role as a vocalist, she served in churches as an administrative secretary and a small group coordinator.

She is survived by her parents, Robert A. and Cecile Bellah of Lubbock; her husband, Tom Stone; three brothers: Robert M. Bellah of Lubbock; Craig Bellah of Tempe, Arizona; Mike Bellah of Canyon; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was mother to four children: Christy Mullins of Tempe, Arizona; Karen Stone of Chandler; Kevin Stone of Turlock, California; and Ken Stone of Chandler. She was grandmother to five grandchildren: Landon Lawson, Trenton Stone, Conner Stone, Maggie Lynne Stone, and Alexis Grace Stone.

The DíLynne Bellah Stone Memorial Fund has been established at Hidden Falls Ranch Youth Camp, P.O. Box 136, Wayside, Texas 79094.

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