Audrey Palmer Stevens June 27, 1948 ~ December 10, 2022
Our beautiful, loving mother, Audrey Palmer Stevens, entered her heavenly home on December 10, 2022 in Arlington, WA.
She was born June 27, 1948 to Glen Alvin and Helen Lydia Ray Palmer (both deceased) in Monticello, UT.
She is survived by her husband Harold O Stevens and children Sherri Stevens (Shane) Millett, Cory M (Pam) Stevens, Angela Stevens (Trevor) Gaskin, and Casey L Stevens, 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
She is also survived by sister Glenalee Casper (Marvin, deceased) and brothers Max (Lydia) Palmer and Ray (Mary Helen) Palmer.
Audrey’s life was spent in the service of others. To know her was to love her and be loved. If you knew her, you knew you were loved.
As her Daddy was known to say - She had a heart bigger than the great outdoors.
Even if she was having a rough day, she could still light up the room with her big smile and give you a warm heartfelt hug. She had a heart of pure gold that she shared freely.
In 1965, she finished her high school studies early from San Juan High School so she could marry her high school sweetheart, Harold Stevens.
They were married in the LDS Los Angeles Temple on June 27, 1965. They moved to Lancaster, CA.
In 1966, she came back to Blanding with little Sherri in the oven (8 months pregnant) to walk with her class for her official graduation.
She spent her life raising four amazing children and supporting her husband as they built a successful construction business.
She could always be found bringing dinner to someone in need, cooking from scratch delicious homemade meals, and teaching her children the gospel and good manners.
She was very talented and resourceful. She grew a garden, preserved food and flowers, was very crafty and put much love and effort into everything she did.
She could do anything she set her mind to. She was a woman that knew what she wanted and then went to work to make it happen.
Her happy place was at her cabin on Cedar Mountain, where she spent many memorable years.
She held many ward and stake callings which she put her heart and soul into serving. She had more energy than the energizer bunny and was always using it for good in helping others.
She struggled most of her life with mental and physical illnesses. Though her journey was far from easy she had great inner strength and character that helped her lead an amazing life that has touched more people than we will ever know.
No challenge she faced dampened her zest for life or sense of humor. She loved deeply, cared with her whole soul, and has left a piece of her heart with all who knew her.
She loved her family to the core. Even up to the very end, her big heart just did not want to stop.
Her purpose in life was to serve and she fulfilled that mission even up to her last breath with valor, faith, and endless strength.
Though we will miss her deeply, she is reunited with her dear parents and free of the heavy weight she carried in mortality.