Chris R. Stevens, 67, a 50-year resident of Lake Forest passed away December 28, 2016.
She was born in Evanston, IL at St. Francis Hospital, attended elementary schools at Faith, Hope and Charity in Winnetka and St. Mary’s in Lake Forest, and graduated Lake Forest High School in 1967 and Barat College in 1971 with a degree in Sociology. She had the opportunity to spend her junior year of high school in South Korea, where she was also a cheerleader for EASCOM. Chris has had many friendships that have lasted through the years including those she made during her time in Korea.
Following graduation she began a long and fulfilling career of service with Lake County CETA/Private Industry Council leading to her role as Director for Job Placement & Training. Her care and concern for the well being of others was also shared through years of volunteer efforts with United Way Of Lake County including as Treasurer. Her colleagues, friends and family enjoyed the benefit of her outstanding cooking skills and the beautiful results of her gardening. She spent summers boating on Lake Michigan where she could kick back and read or catch up with friends. Her love of water took her scuba diving and fishing in the Keys. One of her prize catches was a 54 inch 45 lb. Barracuda. Her ultimate love was time spent with family, but most especially, the deep love she shared with Scott and their son, Paul. Her laughter, sense of fun, concern for others and honesty will be sorely missed.
Together for over 43 years, the beloved wife of Scott Stevens; cherished mother of Paul (Tara) Stevens; fond grandmother of Jake and Parker Stevens; loving sister to Debbie and Diane Reitz; cherished daughter to the late Paul and Madelyn Reitz; special daughter-in-law to Bev and the late John Stevens; loved sister-in-law of Peggy Hendershot, Mike Stevens, Lyn (Curt) Drathring and Ole (Sonya) Stevens; and fond aunt to many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 14 at 4 p.m. followed by a celebration of her life until 8 p.m. at the Glen Rowan House, 500 North Sheridan Road in Lake Forest. For information contact Reuland &Turnbough Funeral Directors of Lake Forest, 847-234-9649 or RTfunerals.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.americancancersociety.org/donate.