Billye Mae Stevens

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Billye Mae (Schicketanz) Stevens (April 7,1925 - March 3, 2022 )

Billye Mae Schicketanz was born in Alexandria, Louisiana on April 7, 1925, the first of three sisters. The family eventually settled in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1942. She worked various jobs and attended classes at night, eventually graduating from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln in 1950.

She married Robert Stevens in 1952; they were married for 25 years. She was a long-time resident of Fairfax County, primarily Oakton, for the last 52 years of her life.

She greatly loved gardening, mostly flowers, and kept a magnificent garden outside her ground-floor condo in Oakton that was appreciated by many in the building. She had many friends primarily from her church congregation at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, where she was a member for over 40 years and the retirement group of the Navy Federal Credit Union, where she worked for almost 15 years.

She had two wonderful sisters, Evelyn Louise Robshaw who passed in 1998 and Cleo Maxine Wells who passed in 2020, and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews in Omaha, Nebraska. Billye is also survived by her only child, Craig Stevens, a daughter-in law Belinda, two grandsons Carter & Patrick Stevens and their wives Christie & Leigh and a great-grandson Jude Stevens. Service will be held at UUCF, Oakton, VA on May 28 at 2pm.

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  1. Sending my sympathy to the family of Billye Mae Stevens. I was married to Larry K. Nansel from Callaway, Nebraska for 68 years before his passing on August 13, 2020. I visited with Billye many times during the past probably 20 years. We never were able to meet in person. Both of us were interested in family history. I actually have the most history of the Nansel family than any of my side of the family. She was so interesting to visit with. Roberta Nansel.

    • I am John Barron, son of Marie Nansel, Billye’s cousin. After my mother;s passing in 1973. Billye was a wonderful source of Nansel history and beautiful memories of both my mother and her mother, Minnie Nansel. She was always gracious, caring, and knowledgeable, a true role model for us all. May her memory live one

  2. Miss you so much, thanks for all the love and research assistance with the Nansel clan. Blessings to all.

  3. I am the daughter of Elaine (Johnston) Norman. She was a friend of Billye that she met in nursing school in Omaha, NE. They remained friends until my mother’s death. Mom & Dad visited with Billye and her family on their honeymoon. I know Billye came to visit Mom in Nebraska, also. I am sorry for your loss. I communicated with Billye through Facebook, kept her updated about Elaine’s grandchildren & great grandchildren. I enjoyed her post about her garden and her flowers. I miss communicating with her via Facebook. Mary Norman

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