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Don Stoy

Don Stoy was born June 16, 1947, in Willows, CA, to John and Frances Stoy. The family moved to Taylorsville in 1951. Don graduated from Greenville High School in 1965 and joined the Army in 1966. He was an Advanced Infantry Training Office, Special Weapons Training Officer and Honor Guard. He was Honorably discharged in 1968. He attended Feather River College and Lassen College. He then transferred to the University of Idaho, studying Wildlife Biology.

In 1970, Sheriff Abernethy offered him a position with the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office and he accepted. He worked his way through the ranks and became Sheriff-Coroner in 1991, serving two terms in Sheriff. He was dedicated to his personnel, always trying to maintain a full staff level to protect and serve the County.

After retirement, Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, his woodworking business and his family.

Don is survived by his wife, Cheryl; children Chelsea, Lark (Tony), Jon and Chris (Stephanie); grandchildren Max and Tessah Belcher, Sloan and Reece Auban, Ally and Jake Stoy, Cody, Jesse and Tyler Stoy; and brothers Bob (Marylea) and Jim (Cheryl).

We have lost a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Heaven is lucky to have him.

Memorial Services will be held at the Greenville Cemetery June 3, at 2:30 p.m., with a BBQ/potluck to follow at the Taylorsville Campground. Please BYOB and a chair.

7 thoughts on “Don Stoy

  • His friendship will be missed by so many.
    At the end, all that matters is that you were loved. He most certainly was.
    Watch over us all good buddy.

  • Don, you were so loved by anyone that knew you.
    You treated everyone with respect and kindness.
    You made everyone that you met feel special.
    You will truly be missed.
    God had gained another angel.

  • Their name was Don and Cheryl
    The closest married couple you ever met.Best friends.
    Thank you Don you made time for me you would drop what you doing and help me. You made sure I was doing the job correctly, you would make sure i had the right tools for the job, you would ask questions to be sure I was doing the job correctly. You helped me with the bigger jobs. I have your hand print throughout my house; the bathroom vanity, bathroom doors, the ceiling texturing job we did together , the bedroom doors you built, and hung with Alan. I will always remember the times we had together. The talks we had, all the advice you gave me. I miss you so much. I am so blessed to have known you and your wonderful, beautiful wife who you loved so much in my life. Thank you for all the love and support you gave me!! I am proud to know you and I thank you for giving me the knowledge and support I needed to become a confident, strong woman!

  • No words can express our love for this wonderful man and his beautiful family. I see my hutch every morning that he and my Don built for me. Such a special memory. We loved coming by for a visit with both he and Cheryl. Their door was always open. Our heart is with Cheryl and the girls. I know Don is already working in wood shop up their and I know he is watching over his family.

  • Cheryle ,Don was the light in the room. The jokes and laughter he shared at all times was priceless! He lived everyday happy knowing the life he had with you and the girls was truly magical! Your relationship was an example of a true love story for us all.
    We have a great angel watching over us all.
    Love and prayers always!
    See you soon Buddy!

  • He was a good man and a true credit to the Plumas County Sheriff’s office.

  • Yes, I know the family since his daughters or step daughters are my nieces and their father was Daniel Joseph LaCroix who was my older brother who was married to Cheryl Armstrong before Don Stoy.

    And, I have known his wife Cheryl and her family from before when Cheryl lived in Rolette, N.D. and her last name was Armstrong and lived there with her father Woodrow and her mother Helen and little brother Perry and older brother Bob.

    Unfortunately, I have been unable to contact Cheryl after all the years which have passed by, etc. Wonderful woman and great family, both Daniel and Don were great men so the children or their daughters were certainly privileged to have had two fathers.

    I would have liked to have met Don, but was way too busy myself over the decades to have done so. He sounds like he must have been a super nice guy.

    I hope Cheryl is doing okay and would like to someday talk with her again, since we always had some good times and lots of laughs way back when.

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