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Teresa Areta Stephenson

July 8, 1950 — September 19, 2023


Teresa Stephenson, 73, of Booker, stepped into her heavenly home Tuesday, September 19, 2023, in Booker.


Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm, Saturday September 23, 2023, at the Canadian First Baptist Church, with Donald Hill and Daryle Perry officiating. Following the service, interment will be at Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery.   Public viewing will be at Canadian Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Home Friday, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.


Teresa Aretta Reeves was born July 8, 1950, in Elk City, Oklahoma to James (Slim) & Lilly Reeves. She graduated from Canadian High School.  Teresa met and started dating Kirby Stephenson in 1971, when he moved to Canadian from South Dakota.  A year later, they celebrated her birthday by exchanging wedding vows.  Kirby and Teresa celebrated 51 years of marriage in July of 2023.  They lived on the Nix Ranch, Mendota Ranch, Canadian Feedyard and then Wolf Creek in 1994 to work for Ben Mathers.  During those years of raising her family, Teresa worked for Hemphill County Judge, Bonne Conyers, and later was a Hemphill County Deputy Clerk.  Kirby and Teresa moved to Booker in 2005.  While Kirby was playing in the band, Teresa loved to dance, and her favorite dance partner was Granddad Ed Stephenson, Teresa was a coin collector and she loved spending time with her family and dogs. Her favorite activities included traveling with Kirby and anything her kids were doing, such as rodeo or boating at the lake.


Teresa was preceded in death by her parents, Slim and Lilly Reeves.


Those left to share her memory are her husband, Kirby Stephenson of Booker, 4 kids; Tari Stephenson of Fritch, Bryan Stephenson and wife, Beverly, of Canadian, Amy Ferguson and husband, Andy, of Waynoka, OK, Tyler Stephenson and wife, Kelsey, of Lipscomb; 4 siblings, Laura Reeves of Amarillo, Kathy Mooney of Tyler, Richard Reeves and wife, Rebecca, of Hot Springs, AR, and Lydia Nix and husband, Kevin, of Canadian; 12 grandchildren, Shawn Mayberry, Kaylee Reames, Hannah Mayberry, Darrin, Rachel Pattison and husband, John, Ethan Stephenson, Hazel Aycock, Knox Aycock, Tatum Ferguson and fiancé, John Stine, Tyson Rose, Wyatt Stephenson, Hayden Stephenson, nieces, nephews and lots of friends.


Memorials may be made to Twin Oaks Manor Memory Care, PO Box 369, Booker, TX. 79005, In Memory of Teresa Stephenson.



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Saturday, September 23, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

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706 E Main St, Canadian, TX 79014

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