Neil Allan Stonum, born Feb. 12, 1952, passed away peacefully at home in Mariposa on July 3, 2021 at 69 years old.
Neil was born to Robert and Elizabeth Stonum in Modesto, Calif. While attending college at UC Riverside, he met the love of his life, Susan Jourdan. They were married on Sept. 13, 1975, and came to Mariposa to raise a family.
Neil worked for his parents at Mariposa County Title Co., eventually taking over when they retired. He volunteered for numerous community organizations and events, and as an avid music lover and musician, played French horn for the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra.
One of the duties that he assumed out of love for his country was to play Taps at military funerals and Memorial Day ceremonies.
Neil is survived by his father, Bob; his beloved Susie; son, Trevor (wife: Gwendolyn, children: Liam, Charlotte and Nicholas); and daughter, Erin (husband: Joshua, son: Gabriel).
Neil was much loved, and his jovial spirit will be missed.
A memorial service will be held at Grace Community Church of the Sierra on Saturday, July 10 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Mariposa Rotary Fund.