For several years Deanna worked as a corporate travel planner for a Japanese company
in Portland. After that, she was semi-retired but working with Special Memories Travel
in Keizer, OR. She loved to travel, spending time in Spain and Portugal recently.
Deanna volunteered at Albertina Kerr Center in Portland, in their consignment shop and doing their bookkeeping. Kerr Center
supports mentally and physically challenged children and adults
in many different programs, group homes and schools. Deanna was also
involved with American Business Women's Assoc. for over 35 years.
ABWA's main objective is to raise scholarships for women.
She was married to Roger Stevenson for 25 years, until he passed away in 2011. She had 3 adult stepchildren and 5 grandchildren.
After suffering a stroke on February 25, 2015, Deanna was taken by ambulance to Providence Hospital, after she had called for help. She passed away on Friday, February 27, without regaining consciousness.
Deanna's Memorial service was held on Saturday April 25, 2015. Many who attended that service stood to talk about their experiences and relationship with Deanna. She was loved and cherished by a very great number of people. Several counted her as their "best friend". There can be no greater tribute.