In Memoriam: Conley Stephenson '53, MA '54

Conley Stehenson '53, MA '54 died Jan. 26, 2021 at age 90. Stephenson served in the U.S. Navy stationed in San Diego in radar operations for one year and spent five years in the Naval Reserve. He grew up in a musical family, which led to his majoring in music education at Pacific University and a lifelong connection to music. Stephenson taught band and choir in Oregon at Banks and Canby schools before moving to Independence, where he taught high school band and later mathematics until retirement.

Stephenson is preceded in death by his daughter, Alice; granddaughter, Ruthie May; sister, Jean; and his parents. He is survived by his wife, Darlene; three daughters, Nancy, Melissa, and Leanne; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


Monday, Feb. 15, 2021