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1935 Mary 2023

Mary Sue Stevenson

January 22, 1935 — June 4, 2023


The Life of Sue Stevenson


Born January 22, 1935 in West Covina, she grew up there along with her older brother Grant on an orange grove facing Mt. Baldy.


Lost her father to a farming accident when she was just 8 years old. Her mother remarried when she was a teenager and they moved into “town” where she attended high school and was a champion tennis player.


She earned a tennis scholarship to Redlands University earning a degree in education. She met her first husband, George Delury there. They had two children, Anna and Conrad.


While together they lived in Cambridge, Mass., Palo Alto, Germany and Greece. After her divorce, she met her second husband Steve Stevenson and they had one son, Jack.


In the early 1970s they moved the family to Kern Valley where they remained for over 50 years.


Sue found work at a local restaurant, Ewing’s on the Kern, while she set about renewing her teaching credential, and once done she taught at Kernville Elementary School for over 30 years, guiding 3 generations of 3rd and 4th graders.


She remained an active tennis player well into her 70s. She enjoyed being with people immensely and was always active in local book clubs and charities. She had an open and curious mind and was always ready to try something new.


Early on in her marriage to Steve her faith evolved. He introduced her to his, Judaism, and she converted. She remained an active congregant to the end of her life.


Since coming to Camarillo in 2017 to be closer to her children, she continued to be involved in all manner of activities, including acting an ambassador at Atria to welcome newcomers.


She passed away peacefully Sunday June 4, 2023


She is survived by her three children and daughter in-law, her five grandchildren, her niece and nephews and their children, and her sister in-law.

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