Val Stagg was born on October 15, 1926 in Los Angeles, California to John H. Mosley and Ora Lee Howell. She was raised by Audium James and her brother Julius Mosley. She graduated high school in 1944. She would soon thereafter marry Isaac Stagg and give birth to her two children, Oran Renee Stagg and Ellana Lee Stagg, whom she adored greatly and raised as a singly parent after divorcing in the early 1970s. After living within the greater Los Angeles area for 65 years, she'd eventually replace the fast pace of Los Angeles for the cozy hillside of Altadena, California in 1991.
She dedicated her services to the County of Los Angeles within the Department of Registrar-of-Records as a Sr. Deputy Clerk, and retired with esteemed recognition in 1988. Val was best known by all for her bowling skills. She was a pro-bowler, playing for professional bowling teams throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. She would lead professional teams like "The Los Angeles Rolling Stones" and lead them to several victorious games in 1968. val played avidly for many years and always brought home victories for newspapers to report about and won several trophies while bowling for the Southwest Senior Bowling League in Los Angeles. Val was adorned in an article in the Los Angeles Sentinel for being the second woman bowler to bowl a 700 series game at the Manchester Western Bowling Club.
Amongst bowling, Val enjoyed tennis, golfing, fishing, turn-around-trips with close friends, and line dancing. After the passing of her son, Oran Renee Stagg in 2006, she began to live out the latter years of her life with her daughter, Ellana Stagg, by her side, and reviling in the love of her great-grandchildren until she was called home to be with the Lord at the age of 83 on Friday, August 20, 2010 in Altadena, California.
Our pillar of strength lived her life on her terms and no one else's. Our beloved Val will be missed but will forever live sweetly within our loving memories.
Val Verde Stagg is survived by her daughter, Ellana Stagg; 2 Granddaughters, Shonette Ellison and Shauntee Franklin; 3 Great Grandchildren, Zuhri, Zayla and Rajan; Nephew, Jacque Cochran; a host of other loving family and friends. She rests with her adored son, Oran Renee Stagg, in loving peace with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.