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Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Harry Dwane Stevens, 80, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Charles Okonkwa officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be recited by Jim Petrie on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at 7 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Stevens died Friday, July 20, 2012, in Sacramento, CA. He was born on July 14, 1932 in Big Spring. He married Alma Jane Pence on July 19, 1952 in Coleman. Dwane worked for Ludlum Measurements for 45 years. He was on the board of directors of Goodwill Industries and the board of directors for Texas State Technical College. Dwane was a member of the Kiwanis Club and a member of the South Texas Chapter Nuclear Physics. Dwane loved his family and loved to travel. He never took a vacation; instead, he considered when his wife, Jane, was with him traveling for work to be his vacation. He also loved his two dogs, Charlidille and Nicholas.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Pence Stevens of Sweetwater; sons, Randall Stevens and wife Joanna of Sweetwater, Blake Stevens of Sweetwater and David Stevens and wife Kim of Dallas; daughters, Carole Stevens of Sweetwater, Brenda K. Stevens of Sweetwater, and Elaine Smola and husband of Stephenville; brothers, Paul Stevens and wife Pam of Sweetwater, Howard Stevens and wife Karen of Big Spring; nine grandchildren; and one-great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Glen Michael Stevens, on March 23, 1972; and sister, Janice Ruth Dickey, on Dec. 21, 2008.
Pallbearers will be Randall Stevens, Blake Stevens, David Stevens, Kevin Dwane Stevens, Travis Glen Stevens, Chris Wyatt, James Smola and Marcos Humberto Escobar Stevens.