Joyce Elaine (George) Stephens

Joyce Stephens Obituary PhotoJoyce Elaine (George) Stephens, 64, of Green Forest, AR, formerly of National City, CA, March 23, 1954 - November 18, 2018.

Joyce Elaine Stephens, age 64, of Green Forest, Arkansas, passed away November 18, 2018. She entered this world March 23, 1954, in National City, California, the daughter of William and Gladys (Hawkins) George. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.

Joyce enjoyed doing word searches, fishing, knitting, going to stock car races, and being out and about in the outdoors. She was known as a great cook and could bar-b-que with the best of them. Most of all she was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and sister to a host of family who will miss her dearly.

Joyce is preceded in death by her parents and three brothers: Wayne, Ralph, and Richard Shannon.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Doug Stephens; daughter, Chandra (Roger) Shannon of Loomis, California; son, Christopher Stephens of Sacramento, California; daughter, Jennifer (Ed Sherwood) Clymer of Green Forest, Arkansas; grandchildren: Paige (JP) Burke of Folsom, California, Rosie Stephens of Sacramento, California, Isaac Stephens of Sacramento, California, Emily Stephens of Sacramento, California, Samantha Stephens of Sacramento, California, Cameron Sherwood of Pueblo, Colorado, Sara (Tory) Jarnagan of Harrison, Arkansas, and Alex Stephens of Green Forest, Arkansas; great-granddaughter, Amelia; and three sisters: Paula (Raymond) Baker of Oregon, Brenda (John) French of Santa Cruz, California, and Diane (Brett) of San Jose, California; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Published on on November 20, 2018.