Martha Jewel Judy Stevensons spirit was lifted high on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at her home in Willis, Texas, following a short illness.
A lady of small stature, but tall in her convictions of life. During her 92 years of living life to the fullest she touched many lives. Born on July 22, 1913, in Haskell, Texas, she graduated from Roscoe High School in 1930 and proceeded to complete courses at Draughons Business College in Abilene, Texas. Always working as a secretary and bookkeeper, Judy had many interesting stories to tell about her work experiences. Being a secretary to the Engineering Department of Convair, in San Diego, Calif. The B-24 bomber was one of her highlights. She later returned to Texas, where she spent over 30 years keeping the books for her husbands trucking business, The foster Corporation, Bridgeport, Texas.
Judy was a lifetime member of the Womens Society of the Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Business Womens Association for many years. She and her husband, Foster, were members of two Silver Streak trailer clubs, the Dallas-Forth Club and also the South Texas Roadrunner Club. They traveled for over 12 years with those clubs making life long friends and memories. Living over 51 years in Fort Worth, she moved to Conroe, Texas in 1993, spending the last 6 years living very independently with her daughter in Willis, Texas. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Conroe and the Beacon Sunday School Class.
Judy had many other talents such as knitting, painting and quilting. She was always wanting to expand her mind and keep her hands busy. A lady with many names, Martha, Jewel, Judy, Momma Judy, Mama Judy, Grandma and Miss Judy, to many. Always a lady with a story to tell and no one ever turned her down when she was ready to share an experience.
Preceded in death by her parents, George F. Spivey and Nancy Alma Spivey, Roscoe, TX and her husband of 47 years, Foster L. Stevenson. She is survived by son, Bill Stevenson and wife, Sharon, of North Richland Hills, TX, daughter, Susan Missy Roberts and husband, Larry, of Willis, TX. Four grandchildren, Amy Whitehurst, husband, Stacy, of Ft. Worth, Texas, Paul Stevenson and wife, Shannon, of Keller, Texas, Bryan Roberts and Anna Beth Roberts, both of College Station, Texas. Three great-grandchildren, Sydney Stevenson, Austin Whitehurst and Ashley Whitehurst. Her only sister, Clemmie, 90, of Farmers Branch, Texas, will always be known as her Sister Pink. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, friends, young and old who loved her dearly. Though her family was small her life was large with conviction of her strong faith and love of family.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m., Sunday, February 12, 2006 at Cashner Funeral Home, Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 13, 2006 at First United Methodist Church, Conroe, with Rev. Bill Taylor officiating. Interment will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 13, 2006 in Blue Bonnet Hills Cemetery, Colleyville, TX.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the First United Methodist Church, Conroe, TX, a charity of your choice or Odyssey Hospice. Pallbearers: Paul Sandstrom, Kirby Felder, Paul Stevenson, Bryan Roberts, Stacy Whitehurst and Rev. A.B. Leonard.