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Verlee Esther Stephens

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Stephens, Verlee Esther
Verlee Esther Foertsch Stephens, 78, went to be with our Lord on October 31, 2015. She was Born on October 26, 1937 to George and Hilda Foertsch. She and her 7 siblings: Barbara, Erna, Ruth, Georgia, Jim, Maurice and Roy were born in Spencer County, Indiana. Verlee was a member of St. Peters United Church of Christ during her formative years. She was voted as Senior Prom Queen and graduated from Chrisney High School in 1955. After graduation, she moved to Indianapolis and then in 1971 moved to Arizona with her family. She is survived by her husband Philip D. Stephens, children- Lee, Mark, and Amy, 3 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Verlee was active in her family's life and community. For more than 10 plus years she volunteered with BSA Troop 226 as the Treasurer, PVUSD as a nurse's aide, and a regular blood donor to UBS, who recognized her yearly for her exceptional commitment. She also supported addiction recovery groups through her own time and donations. Memorial Services will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85024 on November 30, 2015 at 12:30pm. In lieu of flowers a Gofundme.com/VerleeStephens account has been set to help with medical and funeral expenses. Our family greatly appreciates any donation to relieve the financial stress of this great loss of our loving Wife and Mother. Please visit www.shadowmountainmortuary.com to leave online condolences for the family.


Published in The Arizona Republic from Nov. 18 to Nov. 25, 2015
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