She was born August 31, 1932 in Oakdale, Louisiana to Robert Lee and Inez Morgan Lafleur. Juanita grew up in Oakdale and graduated from Oakdale High School. After high school she attended college for one year.
Juanita married Herbert William Stobie in 1953 in Oakdale. They moved to Montana and lived at the Stobie Ranch where Herb’s family had difficulty understanding Juanita’s thick Southern accent. They were happily married for 63 years spending the majority of that time at their home in Eddy.
Juanita was a member of St William Catholic Church in Thompson Falls. She enjoyed picking the first spring buttercups, attending mass and praying the Rosary. Juanita passed on her unique sense of humor to her children and she will be missed by all.
Juanita was preceded in death by her mother and father; brothers Raymond and Author and sister Lucille.
Juanita is survived by her spouse Herbert of Eddy; her sons Dyke Stobie and Drew Stobie of Thompson Falls; John Pat (Cherie) Stobie of Marion; daughters Maureen Simonson of Richey and Suzanne (Scott) Ferguson of Helena. She is survived by her sister Rose Hayes of Oakdale; Helen Walker of Chesaning, MI and Jeanette Williamson of Mobile AL. She is also survived by grandchildren Andy Stobie, Rebecca Stobie, Aimee Griffin, Derrick (Rita) Stobie, Douglas Stobie, Erik (Becky) Simonson, Marcus (Missy) Simonson, Brent Payton, Jamie Payton, Amanda Stobie, Katie Stobie and Dominic Stobie as well as eight great-grandchildren.
A family led Rosary was held followed by a vigil service at the St. William Catholic Church in Thompson Falls, Thursday March 31. A funeral Mass was held at St. William Catholic Church in Thompson Falls April 1, followed by lunch and burial which took place in Plains.