Joan Clare Bennigan Stevens was born in Ft. Wayne, IN on Jan. 13, 1928 and went to be with our Lord on July 12, 2013. Surviving relatives are Nancy Barcellus, Christine Barcellus, Robert Stevens, Nancy Calderone, Susan Calderone, Steve Calderone, and Patrick Bennigan. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Stevens and William Gaylord. Joan's teaching career spanned many years. She most recently taught in Cy-Fair ISD. Joan always began her class with a question of the day. One of the most important being, "If you were able to receive a gift from your parents, what would you want it to be?" The children invariably answered, "Time with my parents." Joan was truly a positive influence in the lives of those who were blessed to be touched by her kindness and generosity. "God's Way " A celebration of Jo's life will be held Sun., July 28th from 2-5 pm at 19606 Crossbranch, Houston 77094.
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Published in Houston Chronicle on July 25, 2013