OBITUARY

Louisa McLean Stephens

May 7, 1922March 31, 2019

Louisa McLean Stephens passed away peacefully on March 31 at the age of 96. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Sydney McLean; and her husband of 59 years, Dr. J.B. Stephens. She is survived by her 5 children and their spouses -- John and Madelyn Stephens, Bill and Lynn Stephens, Dr. Chris and Nancy Stephens, Lisa Stephens Kilpatrick, Tim and Angela Stephens; her 9 Grandchildren -- Holly Stephens Brown, Lauren Stephens Mills, Kate Stephens, Mac Stephens, Kevin Kilpatrick, Sydney Kilpatrick, Sam Kilpatrick, Dr. Caroline Stephens, Barclay Stephens; and her 5 Great Grand Children -- Ryan, Ames, and Bowen Brown, Ford and Rollins Mills; along with many, many nieces and nephews. Louisa was born in Maxton, NC; however, much of her childhood was spent in Memphis, TN. After attending Queens college in Charlotte, she graduated from Rhodes College, where she was an active member of Chi Omega sorority. After graduation, she worked for American Airlines, married Dr. JB (“Steve”), and moved to Bangs, TX in 1947. After moving to Bangs, Louisa’s passion for community involvement blossomed. She and Steve joined First United Methodist Church in Bangs, where she remained a devoted member and follower of Jesus Christ. She taught Sunday School for all ages over the years, helping create fond memories for any child coming to the church, even taking her classes on Six Flags trips in addition to Sunday teaching. In the Bangs school system, Louisa was an early advocate for college prep classes, a member of the PTA, a frequent Class Mother, and was instrumental in founding the Bangs chapter of National Honor Society. You could always count on seeing her at games and events, recitals, and stock shows. She was a member of the Brownwood Country Club, an avid bridge player, and hosted many Bridge Club gatherings at her home. However, Louisa’s commitment to the community service extended far beyond local organizations – she spent many years serving the Red Cross’s Learn-To-Swim program, the Hospital Women’s Auxiliary, Medical Society Auxiliary, and Junior 20th Century. When the opportunity arose, Louisa and Steve loved to travel the world with family and friends, bringing home countless stories and photographs of places they visited. Louisa’s final years were spent under the kind and loving care of Nokie Randle, at the Chatfield in Brownwood and Riverpoint in Kerrville, for which the family will be forever grateful. She made a positive impact on many lives in the community, and we will all miss her endless charm, grace, and sweet southern accent.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her 5 children and their spouses -- John and Madelyn Stephens, Bill and Lynn Stephens, Dr. Chris and Nancy Stephens, Lisa Stephens Kilpatrick, Tim and Angela Stephens; her 9 Grandchildren -- Holly Stephens Brown, Lauren Stephens Mills, Kate Stephens, Mac Stephens, Kevin Kilpatrick, Sydney Kilpatrick, Sam Kilpatrick, Dr. Caroline Stephens, Barclay Stephens; and her 5 Great Grand Children -- Ryan, Ames, and Bowen Brown, Ford and Rollins Mills; along with many, many nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Sydney McLean; and her husband of 59 years, Dr. J.B. Stephens.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Mike Stephens, Active Pallbearer
  • Brant Baugh, Active Pallbearer
  • Mac Stephens, Active Pallbearer
  • Kevin Kilpatrick, Active Pallbearer
  • Sam Kilpatrick, Active Pallbearer
  • Barclay Stephens, Active Pallbearer

Services

22 April

Memorial Service

10:00 am

First United Methodist Church

304 S. First
Bangs, Texas

REMEMBERING

Louisa McLean Stephens

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Pam Bell

April 21, 2019

I AM SO SORRY ABOUT MRS .STEPHENS,SHE WAS A WONDERFUL LADY.LOVED HER ACCENT. REMEMBERING ALL THE TIMES SHE CAME TO DR. STEPHENS OFFICE. LOVED TAKING CARE OF HER.SHE SURE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL. PAM BELL

Alan Sheppard

April 14, 2019

I always enjoyed talking and listening to Mrs. Stephens from my times at the Methodist Church along with interactions just sacking and carrying out her groceries. She was without a doubt, one of my mother's favorite persons which translated to much respect from myself of her. It was easy to see why Mother thought so much of Louisa.

Jane Ogletree

April 14, 2019

Our whole class was hired to wash windows and do some cleaning up at their home back in the 60s. She lined us up and we went to work with newspapers, vinegar and ammonia among other items. Good times, great learning experience and snacks after.

Jessie Austin

April 13, 2019

Louisa was our “sweet treasure” and a loving member of the First United Methodist Church. Her southern charm and grace will be deeply missed. Our deepest sympathy goes out to her family.

Paul and Alice Hoisington

April 13, 2019

What a wonderful lady. She had such a loving and giving spirit about her. Heaven has gained.

Alice Fisher Allen

April 13, 2019

I was so sorry to see this tonight. She was always friendly and demonstrated a sweet spirit whenever I saw her. Loved her Southern accent. I moved from Brown County in 1968 so my memories of the Stephen's will always be as they were then. Thank you for your years of service to the community and for the love you had for the Fisher family. Prayers for the peace, comfort, grace and mercy only God can give! We are blessed we will see her again.

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