Julia Jean Guntle Stevens stepped through the doorway of Heaven on January 26, 2016, from the Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility with her daughter and son-in-law by her side. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 30, 2016, St. Michael’s Academy Chapel, 2402 South College Avenue in Bryan. The service will be preceded by a time to visit with the family from 10-11:00 am.
Born in Frankfort, Indiana, on August 17, 1925, she was the thirteenth child of James Cloyd Guntle and Myrtle Estelle Hinton Guntle. Julia married the love of her life, Richard Stevens, on December 21, 1951, and they were devoted to each other for forty one years of marriage until he went to be with the Lord. She and Richard moved to Bryan, Texas, in 1981. They treasured country living in Edge for many years before moving back to Bryan. Julia delighted in listening to gospel music, watching old movies, traveling, cruising, and RVing and enjoyed reading a good book. Julia attended Skybreak church and loved her church family. She faithfully served on the costume crew of “Messiah” through many productions and also enjoyed serving in other areas.
Left to cherish her memory are daughter Lisa Gail Lyon and son-in-law John Richard Lyon, with whom she made her home; granddaughter Monique Nicole Lyon Hernandez (and Luis Hernandez) of Bryan, grandson Daryl Sean Richard Lyon of College Station, and granddaughter Megan Amanda Lyon Young (and Justin Young) of College Station; great-grandsons Bryson, Caiden, Jordan, Israel, Sylas and Jaxon; special nieces and nephews Virginia and Donald Runner of Houston, and Janice and Sam Flowers of Frankfort, Indiana; and life-long friend Lois Appel of West Chester, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard, her baby boy, and all of her siblings.
While we mourn her loss and will miss her dearly, we are comforted to know that she is reunited with loved ones that have gone before her. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility. The family wishes to thank the staff of Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility for all of the loving care and attention provided to Julia and the family during her time there.
Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory. For more information contact