Stella Sobels spent her childhood at Largs Bay and Semaphore. She attended the Lothian House School before moving to North Adelaide and attending St Peter's Girls School and the Conservatorium Here she had singing lessons from Winslow Hall and Clive Carey. Sobels became involved in local theatre and radio. She went to England with the Australian choir in 1933. During World War I Sobels joined the Red Cross. When her father became ill she looked after him until he died in 1940. Sobels then returned to the Red Cross and stayed until 1957. A member of several Musical Societies in Adelaide, Sobels joined the Lyceum Club in 1947 where she organized music programmes.
Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.catalog.slsa.sa.gov.au:1083/search/aSobels/asobels/1,2,4,B/frameset&FF=asobels+stella&3,,3 accessed 2004-04-19.