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Robert E. "Big Bear" Stevens

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ARLINGTON -- Robert “Big Bear” E. Stevens, 80, of Jasper Lane in Arlington, died Monday morning, Jan. 3, 2005, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. He was born in Meridan, Conn. on Dec. 29, 1924, the son of George Orin and Lina Belle (Barton) Stevens, and attended local schools.

He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Army Air Corps. He worked for B&O Railroad Co. as a train conductor for several years. He was past commander of the Disabled American Veterans in Massachusetts for many years, and through his passion for his Native American heritage, he participated in many Native American cultural gatherings over the years. He enjoyed fishing and was very happy to see his beloved Red Sox win the World Series. He enjoyed wildlife, especially at local deer parks, and loved playing bingo at the Vermont Veterans Home, and most of all cherished spending time with his family.

He is survived by six daughters, JoAnne George of New Alexandria, Pa., Paula Hugie of Port Huenine, Calif., Lina Grover of Arlington, Roberta Blackburn of Akron, Ohio, Cara Lyn Stevens of Lester, Mass. and Kristen Stevens of East Brookfield, Mass.; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a son, Little Wind Stevens, who died at birth.

Funeral services for Mr. Stevens will be held Thursday morning, Jan. 6, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the Four Chaplains, All Faiths Chapel at the Vermont Veterans Home. There are no visiting hours. Committal services will be held Friday morning, Jan. 7, 2005, in West Meetinghouse Cemetery in New Milford, Conn. For those who wish, memorial donations in Mr. Stevens’ memory may be made to the Vermont Veterans Home Activities Fund, c/o Hanson-Walbridge Arlington Chapel, P.O. Box 528, Arlington, VT 05250. To send e-mail condolences, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the care of Hanson-Walbridge Arlington Chapel, Route 7A, Arlington.
Published in Bennington Banner from Jan. 4 to Jan. 5, 2005
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