Ruth Lynette “Lynn” Stephenson, 51, of Gouldbusk, died Friday, June 22, 2007, at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2007, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Gouldbusk Cemetery, under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Lynn was born Jan. 18, 1956, in Santa Anna, the daughter of Charlie Avants and Kathleen Hibbetts Avants. She grew up in Gouldbusk and graduated from Mozelle High School in 1974. She married Mike Stephenson on Jan. 2, 1976 in Gouldbusk. She worked as postmistress for the Rockwood Post Office and later for the Gouldbusk Post Office. She was active in every type of community event, as well as 4-H and FFA, and was also a member of the Gouldbusk United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Mike Stephenson of Gouldbusk; two daughters, Holly Michelle Stephenson of Stephenville and Chancy Lynette Pickett and husband, Daniel Tye, of Coleman; one son, Ethan Jake Stephenson of Gouldbusk; her parents, Charlie and Kathleen Avants of Gouldbusk; two brothers, Marty Avants and wife, Janie, of Cross Plains, and David Avants and wife, Tonya, of Gouldbusk; one sister, Sabrina Tibbetts of Coleman; one granddaughter, Callie Lynn Pickett of Coleman; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Lonnie and Tooter Stephenson of Brownwood; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jerry Don and Angelita Stephenson of Talpa, and Dr. Billy Don and Debra Jones of Brownwood; and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Bruce and Ruth Hibbetts and Thomas and Mary Avants.

Family visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the staff of Brownwood Regional Medical Center, 2 East and I.C.U., and Dr. Amy Tindol for the wonderful care given to Lynn.

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