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“I wrote this as I was falling asleep while away at college after hearing the news. I was going to take the confused parts out of it and post it, but...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Erik Lokensgard - Chicago, IL

“Dear Woodie and Bo ... While those teen years and Beechwood Park seem a life time ago, I often think of the great times I had with you two and...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Karen Reichardt Bucy - FL

“The Eisberg family -- Al, Lillian, Deborah and also Merry's daughter, Elizabeth and granddaughter, Sincerity -- wish to acknowledge the life that Mrs...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Eisberg Family - Poughkeepsie, NY

“I am so sorry to hear of Jean's passing. I got to know her during the summers that I worked on the farm in the mid-70's. I liked her a lot. She...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Bill Haebler - Laguna Beach, CA

“Dear Woodie: Since 1986 I have had the privilege of knowing Jean -- it took a while for our friendship to develop, but she was there for me when I...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Diane Karper - Nantucket, MA

“Dr. Jean was a great neighbor from way back in Poughkeepsie and then Nantucket! She taught me how to jump off my bike as it was racing down...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Jim Carroll - Ballston Lake, NY

“Ole, It sounds as if Jean bested you on the boat, if that is at all possible! My brothers took Jean out on their Highlander, and in later years on...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Margaret Carroll-Bergman - MA

“Jerry, great entry! Get out your flask, and let's talk clams... Every time I think of Jean, I think of some other story. Like the time before Jean...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Ole again - Richmond, VA

“Dear Woodie, I met your mother briefly many years ago, but feel I was able to get to know her better by reading through memories of those...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Mara Solow - Pleasantville, NY

“It was a beautiful summer day, and the wind was 7 knots gusting to 12 out of the North. We were on a Port tack five miles out from Nantucket...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Jerry Carroll - MA

“Bravo for the reunion of the fruitcakes! It's about time, you are all neat people and good. Not that Jean couldn't raise some hackles. Just try...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Ole Lokensgard - Richmond, VA

“Dear Stevenson Children, My prayers are with your family. I have wonderful memories of your mother and spent many fun filled summers with her on...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Margaret Carroll-Bergman - MA

“As a teenage girl growing up in the 60's and being a visiter in the Stevenson houshold. Dr Stevenson was always an inspiration to me. Not many women...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Nancy Dreishpoon-Goldwitz - CT

“I see the light of your mom in my beautiful, loving and caring friend, Woodie. May memories and love hold you tight. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Kim Kelly - Bedford Hills, NY

“Dear Dave and family, My thoughts are with you all at this time of loss. ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Steve Brady - NY, NY

“Dear Dave, Your Mom had a wonderful, loving life and she touched many people with her kindness and generosity. I know this is a difficult time...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: John Vandenbrul - Fishkill, NY

“Dear David and Family, We were saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you, your children and...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Susan Vining - Cheshire, CT

“I give thanks for the life of my friend Jean. She was gentle and strong, compassionate and dedicated. Her life was all of a piece: she brought her...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: John Kater - Walnut Creek, CA

“May you have love, and bliss in your rebirth. May forgiveness of ourselves and others be a symbol of your passing. I know Daddy, Ann, Alma, and God...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: woodie stevenson - Greenwich, CT


Jean Keiser Stevenson, M.D.
July 7, 1918 -- March 23, 2006
On March 23, 2006, Jean Keiser Stevenson, M.D., of Hamden, died peacefully in the presence of her loving family.
Dr. Stevenson is survived by one son, David M. Stevenson of New Haven, CT, and three daughters; Joan V. Stevenson of Storrs, CT; Martha Stevenson Harper of Ojai, CA; and Elizabeth J. Stevenson of Greenwich CT. She is also survived by five grandchildren; Alex Kramer of Lakeville, CT; Lara Kramer of Northhampton, MA; Mia Allouf of Greenwich, CT; and Jamie and John Stevenson of Poughkeepsie, NY. Dr. Stevenson was also the proud great-grandmother of Noah Kramer of Lakeville, CT.
Dr. Stevenson was born on July 7, 1918 in Plainfield, NJ to the late Arthur Lowell Keiser and Mary MacCurrach Keiser. She is predeceased by her only brother Arthur Lowell Keiser Jr. Dr. Stevenson was a 1936 graduate of the Hartridge School in Plainfield, NJ. She received her B.A. from Vassar College in 1940, and her M.D. from Albany Medical College in 1944. From 1944 -- 1946, Dr. Stevenson trained as a medical intern and resident in pediatrics at the Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.
On August 11, 1945, she married Edward Vicars Stevenson, M.D. They practiced medicine in the Windham County, CT area between 1949 and 1956. In 1968, Dr. Stevenson was named chairman of the Vassar College Health Department where she practiced adolescent medicine until her retirement in 1980. She served for many years on the Board of Visitors and Trustees for the New York State Training School for Girls in Hudson, New York, as well as at Planned Parenthood of Poughkeepsie, New York.
In 1978, Dr. Stevenson was named President of the New York State College Health Association. She was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church in Poughkeepsie, New York, where she served in many volunteer capacities throughout the years.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 1st at 12 noon at Christ Episcopal Church in Pomfret, CT. A Memorial Service will be held at a date to be announced in June at Christ Episcopal Church in Poughkeepsie, New York. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06518. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation,
4901 Main Street, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64112'2634 or Planned Parenthood, 17 Noxon St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.