Born in Martinez on March 12, 1941, Mrs. Stephens worked 15 years as a medical records clerk at San Jose Medical Center. She had lived in Tracy 50 years and was a parishioner of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church.
Survivors include a son, Allen Stephens, and his wife, Katerina, of Tracy; a daughter, Gina Stephens, and her husband, Dave Thomas, of Union, Mo.; and four grandchildren.
Also surviving are four sisters, Theresa Foller of Klamath Falls, Ore., Mary Brock, and her husband, Frank, of Sacramento, Marjorie Shiffer of Ceres and Shirley Chantri, and her husband, Larry, of Tracy.
Preceding her in death were her husband of 43 years, James T. Stephens, who died in 2007; her parents, Agnes and Phillip A. Chantri; and a brother, Phillip Chantri.
After Tuesday’s Mass at St. Bernard’s, burial was private in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave., handled arrangements.
Contributions in Mrs. Stephens’ name may be sent to the American Cancer Society, San Joaquin-Calaveras Unit, 207 E. Alpine Ave., Stockton, CA 95204.
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