Alice “Phoebe” Stephens of Stanfield, Oregon was born March 26, 1939 in Forest Grove, Oregon the daughter of Roy and Arlene (Rash) Thompson. She passed away on May 27, 2020 in Richland, WA at the age of 81.
As a child, Phoebe moved with her family to Umatilla, Oregon where she graduated high school in 1957. She moved to the Stanfield, Oregon in 1967 where she has resided for the past 53 years. She worked as a cook at several area restaurants such as: McCabe’s Café, Jesse James Club and Bo Jack’s.
Phoebe enjoyed growing flowers, photography, gardening, landscaping, quilting and was a member of a quilting club in Stanfield. She was a Lifetime Member of the VFW Auxiliary in Hermiston and volunteered at the Stanfield Senior Center for many years.
After high school, she married Francis William Stephens and from this union four children were born; Stan, Tony, Tim and Elaine. The couple late divorced. She married Willis George Rueber on Nov. 19, 1967. He preceded her in death in 2002. In 2005, she remarried her first husband Francis William Stephens who preceded her in death in 2019.
She is survived by sons, Stan (Crystal) Stephens of Oregon, Tony (Donna) Stephens of Oregon and Tim Stephens of Oregon; daughter, Elaine (Greg) Stevens of Texas; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren; sisters, Patricia Trump of Oregon and Mary Barton of Oregon; brother, Phillip Thompson of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial service will be planned at a later date after Covid-19 restrictions have been eased/ lifted. Phoebe will be placed at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton, Oregon. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.
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