2015-03-20 / Obituaries

Beulah Stevens

Beulah “Bea” Mary (Pitts) Stevens, 89, of Hawthorne Drive, Bedford, New Hampshire, died March 7, 2015 at Bentley Commons surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Kennebunk on Sept. 22, 1925, a daughter of Waldo F. and Marion E. (Bowen) Pitts. She graduated from Kennebunk High School.

After graduation, Bea worked at Ocean National Bank. On Dec. 26, 1953 she married Woodbury G.G. Stevens in Kennebunkport and celebrated 52 years of marriage. They previously lived in Collinsville, Connecticut and Hamilton, Massachusetts, and retired to the Stevens family home on Maine Street in Kennebunkport where she resided until 2010. They were blessed with five children, three of whom are triplets, Eric, Ross and Roxanne; Rebecca and Mark.

Bea had a green thumb for gardening and nurtured prolific roses. She was an avid reader and enjoyed sewing, knitting, crosswords and loved bingo. She was dedicated to providing a loving home for all her children and grandchildren, and over the years had her share of helping with homework. She was a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox and loved watching her Patriots. Bea and Woody also enjoyed wintering in Hypoluxo, Florida, for many years.

Bea was predeceased by her husband, Woodbury G.G. Stevens, and her sister, Irma A. Stuart, in 2006.

Survivors include sons, Eric W. Stevens of Rochester, New York, Ross W. Stevens of Steep Falls, and Mark W. Stevens of Kennebunk; two daughters, Rebecca A. McTaggart and her husband, William, of Merrimack, New Hampshire, and Roxanne S. Wilson and her husband, Cornelius, of Derry, New Hampshire; five grandchildren, Casey and Kyle Stevens, Sarah and Ryan McTaggart, and Jon Cluff; one great grandson, Camden Cluff; and several nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will be held in the spring. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Kennebunk.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to Maine Special Olympics, Attn: Linda, 125 John Roberts Road, No. 5, South Portland, ME 04106.

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk.

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