Stella was born in Fordwick November 29, 1935, the daughter of the late Robert and Margaret Lumsden.
She worked as a beautician for many years, worked in the Coast Guard Exchange in Yorktown, VA and Kodiak, AK, and also was a proud sailor’s wife for over 25 years.
She was united in marriage September 11, 1954 to Resta Nickell Cauley, Jr. for nearly 61 years.
She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Robert Lumsden, Maurice Lumsden and Ronnie Lumsden, 3 sisters, Sally McClain, Polly Downey and Louise Lumsden, and a grandson, Derek Lawson.
She is survived by her husband of over 60 years Resta Nickell “Nick” Cauley; three children, Annie Lawson, Nicky Cauley and Andy Cauley; 4 grandchildren Brian Lawson, Adam Lawson, Chris Cauley and Caitlyn Cauley; 5 great grandchildren, Isabell Lawson, Chase Lawson, Derek Lawson, Evan Lawson and Blake Lawson; 1 sister, Gladys Sprouse; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Active Pall Bearers are Brian Lawson, Adam Lawson, Chris Cauley, Caitlyn Cauley, Joey McClain, and Ricky Sprouse.
A graveside service will be held at Craigsville Memorial Cemetery September 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 420 Neff Avenue, Suite 210, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 or to the War Memorial Fund, P O Box 400, Craigsville, VA 24430.