December 4, 1931 – January 22, 2017
Lois M. Stevenson passed away peacefully at her home. Lois was born in Tacoma, WA to Ethel and Lester Fagg. She graduated from Clover Park High School in 1951. One of her favorite high school memories was singing with the Nonettes. She attended Washington State University where she met and married the love of her life Leon S. Stevenson in 1952. They enjoyed 54 years together before Leon’s passing on New Year’s Day 2007.
After having three children, Lois began her teaching career as a preschool and kindergarten teacher. She started in Huntsville, AL in the ‘60’s and then ACAP in Auburn in the 70’s and 80’s. Later she became a certified Montessori teacher. Lois loved working with young children to help them be successful learners.
After retirement in 1996, Leon and she traveled extensively to their favorite places. They shared fond memories of Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Panama Canal, South America, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Germany, and other European countries. After Leon passed, Lois joined her daughter in Dayton, WA. They continued to travel on cruises in Europe, Greek Islands, Caribbean and Alaska with trips to Hawaii and other states as well. Later Lois and Debbie moved to Bothell in 2014 to be near family in the Seattle area.
Lois loved church and was very active in alter guild and wedding planning at St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Auburn. She also attended Grace Episcopal Church in Dayton, WA and St. John’s Episcopal Church in Kirkland.
As an avid Bridge player, she enjoyed playing with lots friends over the years. She loved entertaining and hosted many get-togethers. She liked ocean beaches and being on the water, too. Her great smile will be missed.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents Lester and Ethel Fagg, brother: Bob Fagg, sisters: Maxine Hibbard and Mary Dixon, husband Leon Stevenson, son Mark Stevenson, and son-in- law Rex Baxter.
She is survived by her children Deborah Baxter and Michael (and Theresa) Stevenson; grandchildren: Steven Baxter ( and Andrianna Panebianco), Emily (and Jon) Price, Brandy (and Jeff) Boswell, and Kristy Stevenson; niece: Heidi Lee; great grandchildren: Isiah and Jordan Boswell and Alysia and Derek Baxter.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, March 4th, 3:00 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Kirkland. In lieu of flowers, we request donations to children’s programs in your church or community to honor her love of small children.