Elvira "Vera" Stephens
Jul 22, 1924 - Apr 20, 2017
Elvira “Vera” Stephens passed away on April 20, 2017, in Elk Grove, CA at the age of 92. Born in Lincoln, CA on July 22, 1924 to Luis and Otila Olivas, she is survived by her twin sister Madeline Osuna, sisters Connie Dominguez, and Lupe Vigil and many nieces and nephews.
Vera was the fifth of ten children and a graduate of Lincoln High School. She was preceded in death by husband Philip “Steve” Stephens, April 24, 2004; son Kenneth L. Stephens, May 22, 2008; and Grandson Kenneth L. Stephens Jr. October 25, 1988.
While attending a dance at the Memorial Auditorium she met her husband Philip “Steve” Stephens. They were married August 2, 1946 in Reno, Nevada. They had two children Kenneth L. Stephens and Nancy J. Bolton.
Vera enjoyed cooking for her family and friends and loved dancing with her husband in the Saraband Dance Club. She was also active with the Elk Grove Senior Center making ceramics and other crafts.
Vera is survived by her daughter Nancy Bolton and son-in-law Craige; Grandchildren Anthony Bolton, Allen Bolton, Alicia Stephens, Philip J. Stephens; and Great Grandchildren Nathan Stephens and Robert Marwick (Bolton).
A memorial service will be held May 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the First Church of God, 4400 58th Street, Sacramento, CA 95820
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association @ alz.org.
East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary
9189 E. Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA