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4/17/15

Death of a Class Widow - Mrs. Donald W. Stevenson -16th Co



 
Edna Prescott Stevenson, 81, died on February 24, 2015 due to complications from pneumonia at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. She suffered in her later years from Alzheimer's disease, but her sweet demeanor, quick wit and kindness towards others was constant. She loved gardening, music and to dance, especially to country music, all animals, visits from her "grand-dogs" and was most proud of her cherished granddaughter, Katie. Edna was born in Memphis, Tennessee on October 23, 1933 to Lawrence Prescott and Ellen Beaty Prescott. After growing up in both Memphis and Bay City, Michigan, she graduated from Bay City Central High School in 1951. While working as a secretary in Memphis she met and married LTJG Donald Warren Stevenson in 1957. Edna and Don were stationed in many places in California, Guam, Texas, Washington and finally in Annapolis. She called Annapolis her home, living in Pendennis Mount for 30 years and Heritage Harbour for 10 years. Edna volunteered at the Naval Academy Hospital after first moving to Annapolis and was a secretary at Trident Engineering for more than 35 years. Always up for an adventure, she had the good fortune to visit many countries and loved to travel throughout her life. Her trips were often to visit treasured Navy friends and family across the country. She was blessed to have been reunited with her high school sweetheart, Ronald "'Gabby" Witucki, for a few wonderful years later in life. Edna is survived by her daughter, Tracy Stevenson Postma and her husband, Steven Dale Postma of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, her son, Timothy "Mark" Stevenson of Annapolis, Maryland, her granddaughter, Kathryn Rose Stevenson, of Annapolis, Maryland, her sister, Frances Prescott Pantazopoulos of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, her sister-in-law, Susan Stevenson Kellogg and brother-in-law, Richard E.Kellogg, both of Camp Sherman, Oregon and many nieces and nephews who she loved very much. She is predeceased by her beloved husband Donald Warren Stevenson, Cmdr. Ret., sister, Marea Prescott Smith, brother-in-law, Rev. Lawrence E. Smith and brother-in-law, Constantinos "Gus" Pantazopoulos. This lovely lady will be missed greatly and remembered for her love of family, devotion to her friends, kindness to others and sense of humor. The Committal service will be held at the United States Naval Academy Columbarium on Thursday, April 30 at 11:00AM followed by a luncheon at the Officer's Club. Memorial donations can be made to the National Military Family Association, www.militaryfamily.org, the Anne Arundel County SPCA, www.AACSPCA.org, or your local animal shelter.



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