Lisa Stedman Stewart passed away March 25, 2013, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Her funeral and interment were held on March 27 in Victoria, Texas.
Lisa was born to Doris and Troy Stedman on Sept. 15, 1952, in Beeville, Texas. She was raised in a military family and lived in Texas, California and Europe. Lisa graduated from high school in Spain and remained close to her group of high school friends. Lisa lived a joyful life, lively and very open to friendship and fun; she lived for others, and her friendships from high school were the first of many groups of friends she maintained through her life.
Lisa started her career as a businesswoman in Texas, where she met her husband, Paul. After living in Seattle, Santa Fe and Virginia, Lisa and Paul settled in Evergreen to raise their family and enjoy Colorado.
Lisa was a mainstay of volunteer work for the community and even was an elementary school substitute teacher. At age 50, she returned to college for a second degree, an R.N. in nursing. As a nurse, she worked at the Life Care Center of Evergreen and also as a dialysis nurse in Denver. Lisa had a deep well of love in her heart for her patients and all people.
For the last 20 years, Lisa had been a friend to many people. Lisa's laughter has carried her far into the hearts of many in Evergreen. She was often at the Buchanan Rec Center or out walking and riding around the Evergreen environs. Lisa was also an avid outdoorswoman; she led and enjoyed the many, hikes, bike rides and ski trips with her groups of friends, living up to her nickname, "The Energizer Bunny."
Lisa is survived by her daughter Tayler (Josh), Tayler's husband, Paul, and stepdaughter Nicole; brother Egan Stedman, both of her parents, Doris and Troy; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Mass will be recited in Lisa's honor at Christ the King Catholic Church on June 2, 2013, at 11 a.m. For those interested, a hike nearby will follow the Mass.