On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, the world lost a beloved mother, sister, partner, grandmother, aunt and the most genuine and devoted spirit – Elaine Marie Stevenson. Elaine was 74 and passed away at her home in Fort Myers, Florida. Elaine was born December 4, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri to Gerard and Doris Riesenbeck. She married Delmar Ray Stevenson on Christmas Eve, 1965. She is survived by her children Daniel and Susan, and her grandchildren Nina and Adrian.
She had a razor sharp wit and sense of humor that could bring a smile to the grumpiest of faces. Despite her many years of wisdom, she was always full of youth and vigor. It was her wish to not hold a service, so we ask instead that you remember and celebrate her life in a way that is meaningful to the way that she touched yours. I expect that there will be crossword puzzles, dachshunds getting extra love, turbo shots, and enough laughter to go on for ages.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Dachshund Rescue of South Florida.