Funeral services for Stella will be broadcast via Facebook Live on September 3, 2021 beginning at 10 AM MDT. If viewing this broadcast from a mobile device, the Facebook App is required. If you are viewing this broadcast on a desktop computer, a Facebook account is not required. To watch this service, please click on the link below.\r\n\r\n Click HERE to view Funeral Services for Stella Wahlquist\r\n\r\nOur adorable, sweet, beautiful, talented, loving and feisty mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Stella Mae Wahlquist “Munchie”, 66, was reunited with her eternal companion on August 30, 2021. She was born November 30, 1954, in Sheep Springs, New Mexico to Rachel (Foster) and Adam Chee Thompson. She married her best friend, David Mark Wahlquist in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on August 11, 1978.\r\n\r\nShe is preceded in death by her loving husband, David Mark Wahlquist, her mother, father, father-in-law, and sister Elvira. She is survived by her sons and daughters, Adam David and Alyssa Wahlquist, D. Rhen and Melissa Aldridge, and Daniel Mark and Heather Wahlquist; her 11 grandchildren, her mother-in-law, Maurene Wahlquist, and many other loved ones. \r\n\r\nStella was an amazing woman. She was born on the Navajo Reservation where she developed a love for all of God’s creatures. One of her most cherished memories was herding sheep with her grandma. When she reached school age, she participated in the Indian placement program. During this time, she was warmly welcomed into the loving homes of the Maxwell and Hughes families; who have remained a significant part of her life. She graduated from Dixie High School. Although it was difficult to be apart from her family, Stella made the best of her opportunities. \r\n\r\nStella was a woman of strong faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. It is because of this faith she decided to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Arizona Holbrook Mission. This is where she first met David, who was also serving in the same mission. Upon returning from their missions both were called to serve in the Salt Lake City Lamanite Ward. \r\n\r\nDespite fierce competition, David was somehow lucky enough to convince her he was the right choice. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity. She was his “Biih”; the love of his life. They raised Adam, Melissa, and Daniel together, providing them the choicest of opportunities, the most loving of homes, and an enduring love for their God and their fellow man. \r\n\r\nStella was extremely talented. She was an avid quilter and shared her gift with many. She was part of a circle of friends affectionately referred to as the “S&Bs”, whom she loved dearly. She loved bowling, playing card games, traveling, and seeing movies. Above all else, she loved being a mother and grandmother. She was a kind and nurturing mother, a true friend. Her motherly instincts extended beyond her own children and included many others. She welcomed nieces, nephews, exchange students and friends into her home and loved them as her own. \r\n\r\nStella had a witty sense of humor, she loved telling jokes and sharing funny memories. She was a practical joker, and enjoyed teasing her husband. Despite having a petite 5’2 frame, her sneezes were loud and powerful. Although her time on this earth was shorter than we had hoped, she accomplished much and lived life to the fullest. Stella had a deep and abiding love for the temple. She served as a worker at the Jordan River Temple for many years. She is greatly loved and will be sorely missed. \r\n\r\nFuneral services will be held on Friday, September 3, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the River 6th Ward Chapel, 11473 S. Chapel View Drive, South Jordan, Utah. Family and friends may call Thursday evening, September 2, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway (10600 So.) South Jordan, Utah.