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Marjorie I Stephen

December 15, 1927February 9, 2013

Marjorie I Stephen was born on December 15, 1927 and passed away on February 9, 2013 in Tuscaloosa, AL.

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Cathy D. Wahl

March 2, 2017

I am started to do some research in order to write an updated history of beta Psi chapter of Delta Gamma women's fraternity at the University of Alabama. In searching for the original 1947 charter members, I learned, with sorrow, of Mrs. Stephen's passing. I truly regret that I did not get a chance to talk with her. I do hope she celebrated the return of our chapter in 2011. My sympathies to you.

Donna Grayson

February 21, 2013

To James and all of Ms. Iona's family I offer my condolences on her passing. I remember Ms. Iona as a graceful and sweet woman whose company I enjoyed. She was truly a beautiful person and I know she will be missed. May the memories you have of her comfort you in the coming weeks.

February 17, 2013

Miss Iona, you will always be The Best.
Love,
Adrian

Rabin' Monroe

February 15, 2013

My grandmother was the most important person in the world to me, and this loss is so profound I know I will feel it for the rest of my life. But greater than the feeling of loss is my gratitude, thankfulness, and amazement that I had such a magnificent human being in my life, even for too short a time, and that she LOVED me.

I have wonderful memories of our time together. My summers with Grandmama and James were the happiest times of my life. She let me be free. I was allowed to set up shop in the living room, create my own "kitchen," with all her pots, pans, and ice-cube trays and all manner of beans (mostly black-eyed peas). I got to wear my "clickers" (very loud, shiny, fancy black shoes) when I was about three years old all over the house, happily making lots of noise on the wooden floors, because of my very tolerant grandmother. I have fantastic food memories. We had a mutual love of Nancy Drew. I spent countless hours reading out loud to her, and it would invariably lull her to sleep. (At least I hope that's why she fell asleep!) We had a blast together this New Year's Eve watching Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin as the ball dropped. And whenever I hear Billie Holiday I think of Grandmama, because Grandmama sang like Billie, only better. I will miss hearing her call me "My Sweetheart."

I had a phenomenal grandmother, and I hope she knew how much she means to me. She was LOVED.

Peggy Kinsaul Tacon

February 14, 2013

Iona was a wonderful warm and compassionate soul. I remember her from
our younger days, we had so much fun together. I will always remember the good times we spent in our own world upstairs at Aunt Dewey and Uncle Andrew! I know the children and grandchildren will miss her very much. God bless you Iona.

February 12, 2013

Iona and I as well as Christine were Delta Gamma Sorority Sisters at University of Alabama. Iona introduced me to my husband, Charles Hogue. I was in her wedding in Dothan and she was in mine in Montgomery in 1951. In fact, I was married in her wedding dress! I had lost touch with her over the years but saw Christine again when I moved to Dothan from LA after Katrina. I'm sorry I did not connect with her again. I have lots of memories of fun at U of A and Birmingham with the family. I am sorry I did not know her children. Please accept my deepest sympathy on her passing. Catherine Hartley Hogue,1201 Rendale Rd., Dothan, AL 36303

MATHILDA JOHNSON DEMPSTER

February 12, 2013

WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY. IT IS ALWAYS SAD TO HEAR OF THE DEATH OF A HIGH SCHOOL CLASSMATE. THE FAMILY IS IN OUR PRAYERS.

Vickie Cunningham

February 12, 2013

Cay and Rabin, you are both in my thoughts. I know Iona was a lovely, caring person. She absolutely shines in this photograph. xxoo

February 12, 2013

I, too, met Iona at the Crisis Center and immediately bonded with her. She became my confidante, my friend, my counselor. I spent many hours at her kitchen table during my years in Tuscaloosa in the early 70's. A gracious, lovely, caring and giving lady. I had corresponded with her only in the last 18 months after many years, and had so hoped to see her again. My love and thoughts to the family. Kathy Mack-Burton

JOE RICE

February 11, 2013

Ms. Stephen was one of my very favorite customers at Bruno's and became a sweet friend over the years. I loved talking with her, and count myself blessed and fortunate to have called her friend. Even as I am typing, I'm smiling thinking of being around her and that wonderful smile that she had. To say that she will be missed is an understatement. James, I am so sorry for your loss. Please extend my sincere condolences to your family.