Mary Louise Cartee-Stevens


Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2005


  Mary Louise Cartee-Stevens

Mary Louise Cartee-Stevens

Former Alaska resident Mary Louise Cartee-Stevens died Monday, April 4, 2005, in Boise, Idaho. She was 75.

Services were held Thursday, April 7, in Boise. She will be buried at Spruce Grove Memorial Park in Kasilof, next to her son, William James Stevens.

Mrs. Stevens was born Sept. 8, 1929, in Womack, Mo. She worked for Atlantic Richfield for more than 20 years, in the Anchorage office and at the North Slope. After retiring from Arco, she lived in Soldotna for two years and was active with the Soldotna seniors. She lived in Boise for the last 10 years, volunteering at the Boise Visitors Center, where she enjoyed meeting and helping people.

"She often joked that the visitors might get lost with her directions. She also told them to 'keep the gas tank full and pack a lunch just in case,'" her family said.

"She lived a full life and loved her time in Alaska. She will be greatly missed, but she has a great-grandchild named after her to keep her name and spirit alive. Mary Louise King is a bubbly happy child and will bear her name with honor."

Mrs. Stevens is survived by a sister, Elouise MacMahon of Woodriver, Ill.; brothers, J. Lee Cartee of Fredericktown, Mo., and George Cartee of St. Genevieve, Mo.; daughters, Kathryn Thomas of Soldotna and Cheryl Ann Calderwood of Boise; grandchildren, Howard Joyce of Los Angeles, Cash Joyce and Gina Marie Joyce of Soldotna, Christopher D. Calderwood of Nampa, Idaho, who is serving in Iraq, Brian Keith Calderwood of Columbia Falls, Mont., Jennifer Ann King of Corona, Calif., and Tricia Sue Ervin of Columbia Falls.

Arrangements were made by Relyea Funeral Chapel in Boise and Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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