Cozad Resident: Arlene Stephens, age 89 (1923-2013)

Arlene Stephens, 89, of Cozad, Nebraska, died Thursday March 28th, 2013, at the Golden LivingCenter in Cozad.

Arlene was born November 1st, 1923, at Cozad to Harry and Cora (Waldo) Eaton. She graduated from Cozad High School in 1942.

Following high school, Arlene resided in Texas for two years before returning to Cozad. In 1945, she married Barney Stephens. The couple moved around the United States frequently during Barney’s service in the U.S. Air Force. Their union was blessed with one child, Guy. Arlene eventually made her way back to Cozad, where she rekindled old friendships and happily made new ones.

Arlene enjoyed making dolls and sewing. She loved to travel and spend time with her family and friends.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cozad for over 70 years. Arlene was also a member of the V.F.W. Post #890.

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents; son, Guy; and two brothers, Darrell and Clifford.

Survivors include her sister-in-law, Carol Eaton of Prescott, Arizona; two nieces, Vicki Reich of Arizona, Christi VanKirk of Mesa, Arizona and Wendy Ysasi of Phoenix, Arizona; nephew, Scott Eaton of Phoenix, Arizona and many other friends.
Funeral Services are scheduled for Monday, April 8th at 2 p.m., at the Cozad United Methodist Church.

Memorials are suggested to the Wilson Public Library in her memory. Condolences may be shared at

Arrangements are pending at the Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad.


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