Eunice "Arlene" Stevenson of Kingman passed away peacefully Friday, April 4, 2008, at 75 years wise. Having lived in Kingman most of her years - growing up, school, then raising her family - she was known by many of Kingman's residents. What many may not have known is the anonymous wealth of generosity and love she shared with others, her many great talents and the zest and love for life she had.
Arlene was born in Flagstaff on Jan. 6, 1933, but raised in Kingman by her parents, Emily Mae and Lawrence Edmond Koger, with brothers and sisters Bill, Ed, Herman, Cecil, Ellen and Aloa. All preceded her in death. Arlene lived a full life, touching many hearts. She had an unmatched quick wit and used her humor to cheer others and bring laughter to any gathering. She chose to be a stay-at-home mom, raising her children with discipline, unconditional love, understanding and support.
God blessed her with many talents. She was a wonderful artist and had won numerous awards over the years at the Mohave County Fair for her oil paintings. She did artwork on leather as well. Some of you have her artwork hanging on your walls. She taught herself to read music and play the piano, enjoyed bowling, raising quarter horses, hunting and the great outdoors.
She was also a gifted writer of poetry, authoring many poems dedicated to people who had touched her life. We will miss the day-to-day interaction with Arlene - wife, our mother, grandmother and our friend. Forever in our hearts.
Arlene is survived by her husband of 48 years, Robert L. Stevenson; sons, Darrel and Joe Tyree; daughters, Lynn Bradley-Krenz, Gail Linn-Tarson, Tari Castro-Penrod and Dawn Evanoff; grandchildren, Cullen and Bob Linn, Misty Barson, Tyra, Brandi, Cassie and Matthew Bradley, Noel, Kasie, Brandon, Kaleb, Tycee, Samantha, Chance and Eddie Tyree, Ben Garcia, Cambrea and Keandra Castro, Hailey and Madison Penrod, Scooter Lee, Eli, Nick, Billy Jean and Miranda Carrico. She was preceded in death by her son Scooter and granddaughters Tabitha and Tara.
Please join us to celebrate her life at 3 p.m. this Friday, April 11, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore in Kingman.