Joyce Beverly Stephenson

Joyce Beverly Stephenson, 79, of Eagle Point, died Sept. 8, 2008, after a valiant battle against melanoma. During her battle with cancer, she was faithfully taken care of in her home by her husband, Al, just as she had faithfully nursed her own son, Mike, in her home prior to his death.
    
A family BBQ was held shortly before her death where she got to see and reminisce with family and friends, both near and far. She was surrounded by her children and her grandchildren in her last days.
   
Mrs. Stephenson was born on Aug. 21, 1929, in Oceanside, Calif., to Leon and Ruby Williams.
   
She was a blond California beach girl who moved to southern Oregon to care for an ill uncle and never left. She loved sewing, growing hosta and geraniums and reading romance novels.
   
She is survived by her husband, Al; children, Rebecca Kilgras,  Lori Breen and Penny Thiele and  seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Tom; and her sons, Mike and Marty.
   
A private ceremony will be held at a later date in Oceanside, Calif. 

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