Dateline: January 15, 2004
services for Velma Dean Stephenson, age 85, were held at 2:00 p.m. on
Tuesday, January 13, 2004, in the First United Methodist Church in Claude
with Rev. Don Travis, Retired Methodist Minister and Rev. Janet Edwards,
Pastor, officiating. Burial
was held in Claude Cemetery under the direction of Robertson Funeral
Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.
Stephenson died Sunday, January 11, 2004, in Claude. She was born October
31, 1918 in Itasca, Hill Country, Texas, and married C. Carey Stephenson
in 1947 at Waco. They moved to Claude that same year and resided in Claude
until moving to Amarillo a short time ago. She was a long time member of
the Home Demonstration Club and the 55 Plus Club.
She was also a long time member of the First United Methodist
Church in Claude and was a former youth director and involved in the
United Methodist Women for many years. She was a homemaker.
was preceded in death by a grandson-in-law, Chad Smith; and a great
grandson, Collin Allen.
include her husband, Carey Stephenson of Amarillo; two daughters, Linda
Jacquez of Clovis, New Mexico, and Louise Moore and husband Jack of
Amarillo; two sons, Dee Herring and wife Pat of Amarillo and
David Stephenson and wife Rhonda of Canyon; one brother, Charles Farrell
and wife Janelle of Cleburne, Texas; twelve grandchildren; and 20 great
bearers were Tyler Moore, Tony Hanke, Aaron Moore, Steve Burton, Lonny
Poe, Monty Craig, Cash McKinney, Larry Jacquez, Jay Bertsch, Jeff
Stephenson, and Tyson Allen.
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