Stephany Jane Pickering Conner, 64, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Waxahachie, Texas.
Stephany was born in the Territory of Hawaii on September 16th, 1954 to Gordon Lindley Pickering and Rose Elizabeth Brewer Pickering. She arrived a few days earlier than expected, and consequently was born in the family home in Honolulu. She attended Punahou School in Honolulu and Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. While attending Baylor, Stephany met the love of her life, Donnie Dale Conner. They married in Waco at Miller Chapel on Baylor’s campus on June 14th, 1975.
Stephany went to work at Baylor Hospital right out of school and worked in children’s oncology, and then took a position at Irving Community Hospital working in orthopedics. After a five-year break with her children she went into school nursing in Irving, Texas. She subsequently worked as a school nurse at Duncanville High School for 25 years and retired in 2012.
Stephany loved her church, gardening, reading, and her family and grandkids. Places dear to her were her childhood home in Honolulu and the farm near Greenville, Illinois where her mother was raised. She frequently took her family to visit these places. She was a devoted mother and wife to Donnie and her two boys. She loved Disney films and Japanese samurai movies.
Her parents, Gordon & Rose Pickering, passed away in 2009 and 2010. She is survived by husband Donnie Dale Conner, brother Stephen Pickering and his wife, Gwen Sinclair of Honolulu; son Joshua Conner of Bynum, TX; son Caleb and his wife Crystal Conner of Tulsa, OK and grandchildren Christian and Catherine Conner of Tulsa, OK.
A visitation service will be held on Friday, July 26, from 6-8 p.m. at the Wayne Boze Funeral Home, 1826 W. HWY 287 Business, Waxahachie, TX 75165.
The Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be on Saturday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m. at Creekside Church of Christ, 5401 E. HWY 287 Midlothian, TX 76065
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the memory of Stephany J.P. Conner to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.