Brenda Stubbs, 67, Bismarck, died March 27, 2019 at her home. A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Bismarck Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 2nd, at Bismarck Funeral Home. Burial will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck, on Thursday, April 4th.
Brenda Hegney was born in Bismarck. In her teen years she learned the value of hard work from her mother “Toots” Cook who put her to work at the infamous Drumstick Cafe in downtown Bismarck! She put that lesson to great use over the next few years by earning her teaching degree from the then “Mary College”, and eventually earning a Masters degree in education from Northern State College in South Dakota.
Brenda was introduced to her husband Paul, through Brenda’s high school classmate, KC Clayson, who happened to be Paul’s cousin! KC had met Paul on a vacation to England and so started several years of air mail letters between Paul and Brenda, culminating in Paul’s emigration to the US in 1979. They were married in August of that year with KC as their best man!
Paul and Brenda lived south of Bismarck in an idyllic location in the woods where they both enjoyed the wildlife and shared their love of pets and nature. Brenda’s passion was always teaching young children through her love of art and she was always conjuring up new ways to excite the children with creative projects and artistic challenges. She taught the majority of her career at Prairie Rose Elementary School in 3rd grade. Her passion for art extended beyond the elementary classroom, to the Theo Art School, where she taught her “Create a Masterpiece” classes; inspiring even more young minds to explore the works of famous artists and find their own creativity in the process.
Brenda brought a flame of love, warmth and light into the classroom and also to those who were lucky enough to know and love her.
Brenda is survived by her husband, Paul Stubbs, Bismarck; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dave and Sheena Stubbs of England; her uncle, Roland Haux (Gloria Olson), Bismarck; many special cousins, and her furry friend, Whimsey.
Brenda was preceded in death by her mother Regina Cook, her step-dad Albert Cook and her brother Eugene Hegney.
We ask that donations be made to The Central Dakota Humane Society in lieu of flowers.
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