Elizabeth G. Downs Stevens
Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 21, 2019

ELIZABETH STEVENS "Betty"  
August 25, 1931 – February 17, 2019

Elizabeth "Betty" G. Stevens, 87, a 34-year resident of
Annapolis, MD, died on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at her
home of natural causes surrounded by her loving family.

Born August 25, 1931, in Washington, DC, to the late Martin
Van Buren Downs and Mary Ellen Wilkinson, she graduated
from
St. Cecilia's High School in 1949 and Immaculata
College in 1951.

Betty was a homemaker most of her life. With her husband, Al, they founded A.W. Stevens &
Sons Disposal Systems, Inc. in 1969. The business was sold in 1998 and they started a
new chapter in their life.

She was a longtime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Annapolis, MD. In addition to
her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Truman (Grace), Philip (Lucille),
and Martin (Peggy) Downs.

Betty is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Al Stevens; three children, Michael
(Susan) Stevens of Palm Beach Gardens, FL / Annapolis, MD, Patrick Stevens of
Edgewater, MD, Pam (Larry) Batstone of Annapolis, MD; six grandchildren, Kelley (David)
Pellicci, Stephanie Camarena, Krystle (Ben) Thomas, Andrew (Andrea) Stevens, Kasey
(Kevin) Rimpf and Brad Batstone; 13 great-grandchildren; many relatives and friends.

Betty had a zest for life. She enjoyed playing bridge, shopping, traveling, and chocolate. Her
greatest joy and treasure was her adoring family. She had a wonderful sense of humor and
always had a smile for everyone she met. Betty enjoyed and supported many charities.

The family would like to thank Betty's devoted caregivers especially Lurene Joseph and
Hospice of the Chesapeake for their love and care.

Friends are invited to celebrate Betty's life at the Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 2973
Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD on Friday, February 22, 2019, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 109 Duke of
Gloucester St., Annapolis, MD on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at 10:30 a.m.

Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2000 Medical
Parkway, Belcher Pavilion, Ste. 604, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Online guestbook available at:
KalasFuneralHomes.com  


Funeral Home
George P. Kalas Funeral Home, P.A.
2973 Solomons Island Road
Edgewater, MD 21037
410-956-4488
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