Kay Cecile Moorer Stevens Obituary

Remembering Kay Stevens, wife of AQHA Past President R.H. “Steve” Stevens.

The Houston Chronicle

The memorial service for Kay Stevens is at 11 a.m. on June 20 at Chapelwood United Methodist Church, 11140 Greenbay Street in Houston.

Kay Cecile Moorer Stevens, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away on June 13. Kay was born on Friday the 13th of August 1937, in Selma, Alabama, to Cecil and Kitty Moorer. She graduated from Selma High School and then received a degree in education from the University of Alabama. She was a proud member of the Phi Mu sorority. 

After college and a short teaching stint in Pensacola, Florida, Kay went to Dreux Air Base near Paris, France, and taught at the American School for the United States Department of Defense. While in France, she met the love of her life, Lt. R.H. "Steve" Stevens. They had an exciting courtship there and married a year later at the American Cathedral on Georges V Avenue in Paris near the Champs-Elysee.

Kay and Steve moved to Houston where Kay taught world history at Memorial High School and then Westchester High School. She quit teaching to stay at home and raise her two daughters, Courtney and Elizabeth. Her girls were her No. 1 priority until the day she died. 

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from 5 to 7 p.m. on June 19, in the library and grand foyer of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.

The memorial service is at 11 a.m. on June 20 at Chapelwood United Methodist Church, 11140 Greenbay Street in Houston.

For those unable to travel to her celebration, Kay's service can be viewed online at www.chapelwood.org/memorialservice.

The family will gather for a private interment at Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston.

In lieu of customary floral tributes, the family would appreciate donations in Kay's memory to be directed toward these organizations that she dearly loved: Brookwood Community, 1752 FM 1489, Brookshire, TX 77423; Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Trailblazer Committee, c/o Educational Programs Dept., P.O. Box 20070, Houston, TX 77225; American Quarter Horse Foundation, 1600 Quarter Horse Drive, Amarillo, TX 79104; or the 12th Man Foundation, P.O. Box 2800, College Station, TX 77841-2800.

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