|Birth: ||Nov. 24, 1942|
|Death: ||Nov. 4, 2000|
JERON LYNN STEVENS
Tribute by a friend.
JERON LYNN STEVENS stepped into eternity on November 4, 2000. He was fifty-seven years old, and died of complications which he developed while awaiting a liver transplant. Born in Abilene, TX on November 24, 1942 to J. L. and Thelma Owen Stevens, Jeron graduated from Abilene High School with the wonderful and memorable class of 1961, where he made many lifelong friends. Always striving to better himself, he left Abilene for Denton, where he attended North Texas State University, becoming the first person in his family to attend college. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, serving as its president, and he distinguished himself in the School of Education. He graduated with honors in June of 1965, and married his college sweetheart, Rena Jo Cottrell. In August 1965, he moved with Rena to Houston (which he considered his true home from then on) to attend law school at The University of Houston, where he was a member of Order of the Coif. After graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1968, Jeron accepted a position with the firm of Baker, Botts, Shepherd and Coates (later known as Baker & Botts), where he proudly practiced law for twenty-five years. In April 1994,he left the big city for the relaxed atmosphere of Old Town Spring, where he finally could be a "country lawyer." He formed the firm of Hardy and Stevens with his good friend George Hardy, where he happily practiced law, along with his son, David Stevens, until he was hospitalized several weeks prior to his passing. Jeron lived in Inverness Forest, on Houston's north side, for twenty-eight years, the happiest and most fulfilling years of his life. In 1991, he was honored by his friends and neighbors who recognized his leadership and dedication to the community by presenting him with the first of a now-annual award, which they named The Jeron Stevens Award. Jeron believed in hard work, living within your means, saving for a rainy day, planning for the worst but hoping for the best, taking care of your family, and enjoying good food. He loved his family and we loved him. He will be missed so much. Jeron is survived by his wife of 35 years, Rena; his son, David Stevens; his daughter, Lara Stevens Bany and her husband, Jay; his mother, Thelma Horton; his brother, Gary Stevens and his wife, Sally; his niece Andrea Cottrell Miller and her husband David and by many close friends, including his boyhood friends Andy Henson, John Odom and Paul Tidwell, and by dear Inverness friends John Cary and Delight Flanagan. A memorial service is planned for Tuesday, November 7, 2000, at 11 AM at Northside Christian Church, on the corner of Spring-Cypress and Foster. If donations are desired, they may be directed to the Texas Liver Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston or Life Gift.
Jessie Lee Stevens (1917 - 1969)
Created by: Wes Tex
Record added: Jan 25, 2013
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