Steven Songer

A "Celebration of Life" for Steven Cody Songer, 19, who passed away on Monday, June 24, 2013 in Dallas, Texas, will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 1231 W. Hull St., Denison. The celebration will include live music, an open microphone, picture slideshow, and the releasing of balloons. If you would like to bring a balloon with a special message, please feel free to do so.

Steven was born on April 13, 1994 in Greenville, and was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at birth. Steven courageously battled his disease daily. On March 31, 2012 he received the gift of a double lung transplant, which allowed Steven to have another year of life where he could breathe deep and feel as though he was a normal young man doing all the things any typical teenager does.

Steven graduated from Denison High School in May 2012, and due to his lung transplant he was able to walk across the stage with fellow classmates. He then began pursuing a degree of fine arts at Grayson County College and planned to attend UTD. His intellect held no boundaries. As a final act of bravery, Steven wished to have his body donated to science, in hopes to contribute to the education concerning the disease he lost against. He was truly an inspiration to every person that crossed his path.

Steven was preceded in death by Delores and Jimmie Songer (Ma and Pa), and Martha Martin (Nanny). Surviving are honorary parents, Suzanne and Dan Moody (Aunt and Uncle) of Denison; mother and stepfather, Tammy and John Dacus of Atlanta, Texas; father, Cody Songer of Longview; sister, Ashley Songer of Atlanta, Texas; uncle Wayne and aunt Rosario Martin of Sherman; cousins, April, Nicole, Paula, Jeb, Austin, Kyler, Dylan, and Destiny all of Sherman. He is also survived by several great-aunts and uncles, many more cousins, loving teachers, and wonderful adoring friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation via mail at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (national headquarters), 6931 Arlington Road, 2nd floor. Bethesda, Maryland 20814. Or visit Thank you in advance for your kindness!

Published in The Herald Democrat on July 4, 2013