Beatrice J. Stevens went home to be with her Lord and Savior, February 13, 2018. Bea was born in Jacksboro, Tennessee, in 1934.

She met Rexford M. Stevens at a skating rink in Leavenworth, Washington. They both knew they were meant for each other and were married in 1951, at the age of 17. They were married for 66 years.

She and Rex have lived in the Winston-Dillard area since 1961. Together, they had three grocery stores in Winston: the R&B Market, the Old Model Market and the New Model Market, located in the Grandway Shopping Center. They owned the In-and-Out Drive-In in Winston. They also owned and ran the Lion’s Inn in Rice Hill, Oregon.

Bea began her real estate career in 1976, with Full Service Realty. She then started B.J. Stevens Realty, INC. and remained active until 1996.

They attended several churches in Douglas County, finally settling at Winston FourSquare Gospel Center. Bea’s special ministry was sending cards and calling the shut-ins in the church.

Beatrice is survived by her husband, Rexford M. Stevens; their children, Rex A. Stevens (Gail), Alisa Digitale (Garry), Valynn Currie (Larry) and Sharon Zuver (Brad); 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She also has a brother, Bernard Gaylor (Katherine). Bea was loved and will be missed greatly.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Winston FourSquare Gospel Center in Winston on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. Private burial will follow.

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