Doris Lee Stephenson, 84, of Valley View was called home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, December 27, 2019.
Doris was born on July 22, 1935 in Gainesville, Texas to Clarence and Bertie (Jones) Beeler. She married William Wallace Stephenson on March 23, 1959 in Fort Worth and they were married for 46 years prior to his passing in 2005. She was a dedicated school teacher in Valley View for over 25 years, prior to that she taught in Fort Worth. Doris was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, as well as the proud wife of a farmer. She spent her life in service to the Lord and teaching her family the Bible and to live in the ways of the Lord.
She is survived by her daughter, Dana Aranda of Valley View; daughter, Brenda Klement and husband, Cory of Valley View; son-in-law, Steve Reed of Valley View; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, sister, Leta Theobald of Gainesville; sister, Hazel Grace Rains of Callisburg; sister, Mona Alexander of Denton and brother, Howard Beeler of Henrietta, TX.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Bertie Beeler, husband, William Wallace Stephenson, daughter, Melinda Reed and sister, Nettie Beeler-Hurta.
Funeral services honoring Doris will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Meador Funeral Home of Gainesville, officiated by Drew Hamilton and Daniel Jones. Interment will follow at Spring Creek Cemetery in Valley View. A time of visitation will be held for friends and family from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, December 30, 2019 at the funeral home.
So sorry for the loss of Ms. Stephenson.. She was a wonderful lady… My prayers go out to her family.. Sincerely Lori Jackson..
Mrs. Stephenson was a wonderful teacher and beautiful person. God Bless her and her family.
So sorry for your loss
Prayers for the family. Mrs Stephenson was a wonderful lady and teacher.
She was a special lady. Sorry for your loss.
Aunt Doris will be missed, always loved by all.
Dear Doris, i know you are now resting in the arms of Jesus. I have missed you over the years. I missed all our visits and friendship. I am so sorry you had to suffer your last years away from your Home & Farm. Hopefully you have been reunited with Wallace & Malinda. I’m glad I got to know you. You will be missed by a host of friends & family. Love, Mary Sudduth
To the family, our hearts share the pain with you of Doris passing. All of our family were lifelong friends of the Stephenson family and we knew Doris’s family. We attended Church with your family for many years and cherish those good memories. We watched your family grow up and at the time our family was growing up. When Brenda became a school teacher she taught our grandchildren. Doris leaves a wonderful Christian legacy that her family all can rejoice about. We will miss her and she will never be forgotten. We know that Doris and Wallace are together again forever and rejoicing in Heaven.
So sorry for your loss. She was one of my favorites.
I wouldn’t know how to write without this wonderful lady. One of the best teachers. Sorry for the loss.