Kay Cecile Moorer Stevens, beloved wife, mother,
grandmother, sister and friend, returned to her Heavenly home on Monday, June
Kay was born on Friday, August 13, 1937, in
, to Cecil and Kitty Moorer. She graduated from
and then received a degree in education from the
. She was a proud member of the Phi Mu sorority.
After college, and a short teaching stint in
, Kay went to Dreux Air Base near
, and taught at the
for the Department of Defense. While in
, 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
near the Champs-Elysee.
Kay and Steve moved to
where Kay taught World History at
. She quit teaching to stay at home and raise her two daughters, Courtney and
Elizabeth. Her girls were her number one priority until the day she died.
Kay was active in a number of civic and charitable activities in
and around the state. She has been active in the American Quarter Horse
Association as a member of the Foundation Council. She was a past member of the
Blue Bird Circle
and became very fond of the Brookwood Community.
She loved the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo where she supported her husband,
daughters and sons-in-law in their committee work. She served as First Lady of
the Rodeo from 2012 to 2014. She represented the show with grace and dignity and
demonstrated the true charitable intent of the organization. Kay was honored to
have received the prestigious Pearl Award in 2013.
While a graduate of the
, she loved the Texas A&M Aggies. She traveled far and wide with her husband
in support of their athletic and academic endeavors. She truly bled maroon,
especially after her daughters became Aggies.
Kay was a member of
. She also enjoyed the Thursday morning bible study at
's Episcopal Church, led by her sister-in-law Janie Putman. She made many dear,
special friends within this group.
Kay loved to travel, read, entertain, laugh with friends and be with her family.
She could always be found in the kitchen cooking. She was always up for a party.
She was the life of every party. She was full of love, light, energy and
happiness. She exuded kindness everywhere she went and never met a stranger but
nothing in this world meant more to her or brought her more joy than her
grandchildren. "Mimi" shared a special relationship with each one of
them and her love for them was deeper than any ocean. They laughed together,
loved together and shared a mutual adoration for each other. They were her
Kay was predeceased by her parents, Cecil E. and Kitty Moorer, and her in-laws
Harroll and Marie Stevens. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, R. H.
"Steve" Stevens Jr.; her daughters, Courtney (Jim Bob) Taylor and
Elizabeth (Robert) Becker; and her loving grandchildren, Katie Taylor, Robby
Taylor, Robby Becker and Campbell Becker. She is also survived by her sister,
Betty Tucker of
; her sister-in-law, Janie Putman; her husband, Frank; nephews, Scott and Steve
Putman; and nieces, Lucy Clarke, Cecile Hayslip and Pam Jacobo. Kay leaves
behind many cousins and family members and countless friends who all were
touched by her radiant light.
No one will forget her great laugh or her beautiful smile.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family on Sunday, June 19
from 5-7 p.m. in the library and grand foyer of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons,
1010 Bering Drive
The memorial service is to be conducted Monday, June 20 at 11 a.m. at
11140 Greenbay Street
For those unable to travel to her celebration, Kay's service may be viewed
online at www.chapelwood.org/memorialservice.
The family will gather for a private interment at
For those so desiring, in lieu of customary floral tributes, the family would
appreciate donations in Kay's memory to be directed towards these organizations
that she dearly loved: Brookwood Community, 1752 FM 1489, Brookshire, TX 77423;
Houston Livestock Show and 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.
"She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the
future." Proverbs 31:25.