Elizabeth Z. Stephenson
January 08, 1931 - November 30, 2012
Elizabeth Z. Stephenson, a long time resident of Birmingham, died November 30, 2012, at Woodward Hills Nursing Center in Bloomfield Hills. She was 81 years old. Elizabeth was born January 8, 1931, in Hamtramck, to Katherine and Peter Zalewski.

Elizabeth graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Speech Therapy. She was a speech therapist for over 25 years with the Detroit Public and Avondale Public Schools until her retirement in the 1990’s.

Elizabeth was an active member of Holy Name Church, The Village Club and the Questers, a group that studies history and antiques.

A beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, Elizabeth was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.

Elizabeth is survived by her beloved husband, Dr. William T. Stephenson and children, Julie Botten and Bruce (Carol) Stephenson. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Elisa, Jude, and Stephen Botten and Erik, Claire, and Austin Stephenson.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Church, 630 Harmon Street, Birmingham, Saturday, December 15th at 10am.
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Condolences:
Julie and Bruce - I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time in your lives. Your mother will live on in your hearts and memories.

Evelyn Weir (Lyn Clark)

Dear Julie and Bruce, Your mother was a beautiful and vivacious woman, a loving neighbor, and a great friend. We will miss her too. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Sue & Steve, Taelor, Sydney & Cettie

Sue Witham (nee Clark)

FRED AND JO OSHAB WOJTALIK GRADUATED WITH ELIZABETH FROM HAMTRAMCK HIGH SCHOOL MANY YEARS AGO. WE HAVE LIVED IN HUNTSVILLE, AL AND BOTH HAVE BEEN RETIRED MANY YEARS. WE KNOW THE HAMTRAMCH RETIREMENT COMMITTEE AS WELL AS FRED AND I WILL MISS THIS DEDICATED WOMAN. SHE WAS SOMETHING ELSE. WE SEND OUR WARMEST REGARDS TO THE FAMILY. JO AND FRED WOJTALIK 709 WOODBINE RD. HUNTSVILLE, AL 35802 JOW31@MSN.COM

FRED AND JO WOJTALIK

Julie & Brue, my mom was a big fan of your mom, and I too have nothing but nice memories of her. As a child, your mom introduced me to her homemade pesto, from the basil in her garden. I thought she had created something magical back then, and to this day, I think of her every time I eat pesto pasta. I am very sorry for your loss! Matt

Matt Sullivan

Julie and Bruce -- the DeWolfe family is so sorry for this enormous loss. We will all miss her so much. I agree with Matt that we will always remember her loving cooking and favorite recipes. For us, it is her Triple Chocolate Rum Cake. And the Sabuda books she loved and shared with my boys. -- Darcy, Stephanie and Bernie DeWolfe

Darcy DeWolfe

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