ARIZONA CITY — Lana Danette Stai, 43, died peacefully, surrounded by love, on Aug. 20, 2021, at The Villa in-patient hospice facility in Mesa.

Ms. Stai had many medical issues and complications throughout her life. On Aug. 8 she called 911 complaining of a headache and abdominal pain. By the next day she slipped into a coma from a hemorrhagic stroke, complicated by ischemic bowels. 

She was born in Mesa on June 25, 1978, and was the first child of Timothy M. Stai and Jeanay C. Guymon. A sister, Renada, was added to the family 20 months later. She moved with her family to Sacramento, California, in 1981. She lived there until 1988, when she and her sister returned with their mom to Mesa. She married Jason Ward on Feb. 13, 1998, but the marriage was short lived and ended in 2000. Her employment history included TRW and DriveTime and she enjoyed customer service and volunteering. She enjoyed her fur babies, Molly, Harley and Lilly.

In 2007, she moved to Arizona City, where she made many friends at church and in the community. She was a volunteer at the hospital in Casa Grande for three years and loved people. It was common for her to be kind to and talk to anyone she came across, and she was known to help others wherever she went. Often she talked to others about finding hope in Jesus, and she lived to love and serve others.

She was preceded in death by her father and her grandparents Icele Stai and Jay W. Guymon. She is survived by her mother, Jeanay Sirrine, and stepfather, John Sirrine; four sisters, Renada Williams, Carol Smith, Stephanie Keeling and Courtney Rankin; two brothers, Chris Ransom and Bryce Sirrine; and a sister of choice, Joy Moore-Gutierrez.

Funeral at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Casa Grande Stake Center, with viewing one hour prior. Interment at 1:30 p.m. in Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N. Center St. in Mesa.

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