Nancy Anne Rockhill Stevenson

StevensonNancy Anne Rockhill Stevenson, 83, on March 20, 2016, peacefully, at her home in Columbus, N.J., with her husband and family by her side. Anne was born on October 18, 1932, in Columbus, to Marion L. and Frederick D. Rockhill. She married the love of her life, Maurice W. Stevenson, in 1953. She and Maurie built their first house together and established and operated Stevenson Supply Company in Mount Holly, N.J. A member and First-day school teacher at Crosswicks (N.J.) Meeting, she volunteered at Moorestown Friends School for over 25 years. She was also a founding member of the Chesterfield, N.J. Country Pool Club and swim team and a long-time member of the Chesterfield PTA, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts.

Anne took a lifetime to grow up, learning to downhill ski at age 50 and ziplining and crazy golf cart driving with her grandchildren at age 80. She was a lover of chocolate and the queen of old wives’ tales. Fun-loving, strong-willed, humble, and proud, she was often the leader of fun times in Maine with her husband, children, and grandchildren: fishing, wave running, boating, swimming, hiking, tubing, and card playing. She often drove hours to watch her children or grandchildren participate in swim meets, races, and games. In her later years she spent winters in Florida, where her children and grandchildren often visited and spent time with her walking, riding bikes, playing cards, and enjoying the beach.

Anne was a role model for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her family offers a special thank you to the caregivers from Cadbury at Home and Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice, whose compassionate care enabled her to rest comfortably and peacefully in her home.

Anne was preceded in death by four siblings, Robert Rockhill, Jeanne Youngs, Doris Rockhill, and Eunice Rockhill; and a grandson, Kyle Stevenson. She is survived by her beloved husband of over 62 years, Maurice W. Stevenson; five children, Laurie A. Gorby (David), William M. Stevenson (Lisa), Drew W. Stevenson (Sharon), Mandy S. Hudson (Wayne), and Brian L. Stevenson (Kristiana); ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Frederick “Bud” Rockhill (Alice). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053 or Crosswicks Friends Meeting, PO Box 456, Crosswicks, NJ 08515.

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