Loving wife, mother and grandmother, Elaine Cowan Stephenson, age 89, died February 8, 2013 at her home in Deming.
Visitation will be Thursday February 14, 2013 beginning at 1 o'clock in the afternoon at Baca's Funeral Chapel. Funeral Service will follow at 2 o'clock there, with Pastor Darrell Witmer, of First Christian Church officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
She was born May 23, 1923 in Nephi, Utah, the daughter of Gibson Sharp and Marion LaVerne Ingram Cowan. Elaine married Donald Dean Stephenson, August 30, 1946, in Seattle, Washington.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Dean Stephenson; children, Karen Thomas and Christine (David) Olmstead; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and sisters, Colleen (Lowell) Sherratt and Dorothy Richens.
Elaine was preceded in death by brothers Dee and Max Cowan, and sister, Eileen Stewart.
"To those I love: If I should ever leave you whom I love, to go along the silent way, grieve not nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you there. I'd come - I'd come, could I but find a way! But would not grief and tears be barriers? And when you hear a song or see a bird I loved, please do not let the thought of me be sad...for I am loving you just as I always have...You were so good to me! There are so many things I wanted still to do, so many things to say to you. Remember that I did not fear. It was just leaving you that was so hard to face. We cannot see beyond, but this I know, I loved you so, twas heaven here with you."
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