Estelle G. Stevens

Apr 17, 2018
Estelle Stevens

Dallas — Estelle G. Bitler Stevens, 98, passed away April 16, 2018, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Estelle was born April 9, 1920, to Charles and Florence (Gordon) Gallupe in Bangor. A Colby College graduate, she taught English at Rockland District High School for many years. An only child, Estelle was predeceased by her first husband, Clayton R. Bitler, and her second husband, Richard M. Stevens.

Estelle is survived by her son, Bruce Bitler, and his wife, Mary Ann; daughters Betty Mates and her husband, Wayne, and Barbara Byron and her husband, Bill; nine grandchildren, Suzan Flanagan and husband Patrick, Stephen Allen and wife Debbie, Emily Durrett and husband John, Sarah Mates and husband Shawn Bodi, Clayton A. Bitler and wife Delanie, Beth Byron and husband Mike Boyd, Brooke Brave and husband Chris, Brittany Byron and fiancé Quinn Evans, and Jennifer Messina and husband Dan; 18 great-grandchildren, Philip Flanagan, Marissa Flanagan, Jessica Allen, David Allen, Jacob Allen, Blaine Bitler, Teagan Bitler, Sydney Durrett, Logan Durrett, Asher Bodi, Finley Bodi, Luke Boyd, James Brave, Will Brave, Ellie Brave, M.J. Bryant, Harper Bonano and Ari Evans; and three great-great-grandchildren; Raelynn Flanagan, Jayden Flanagan and Karalessa Flanagan.

There will be no visiting hours. Her ashes will be scattered at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Richardson Texas Animal Shelter, 1330 Columbia Drive, Richardson, TX 75081, or the animal shelter or charity of your choice.

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