Vera Marina Stephenson Hoffman went to be with the Lord on September 4, 2011.


     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Vera Marina Stephenson Hoffman went to be with the Lord on September 4, 2011.
     She is survived by her daughter, Diana Kay Loeppke and Clifton J. Gilleland; son, Jeffrey Ned Stephenson and wife, Maxine Louise Stephenson; grandchildren, Anastacia Nelson and husband, Jeff, Joshua Stephenson and wife, Misty, Anne Marie Dencklau and husband, Richard, Stephanie Loeppke Green and husband, Brent, Derek Wayne Loeppke and wife, Khara; great-grandchildren, Scott, Jillian Marina, Alex Nelson, Riley Loeppke, Reagan, Genevieve, William Stephenson and Leslie Vera Dencklau.
     She is preceded in death by her husbands, Ned Ulysses Stephenson and Willard E. Hoffman; her parents; and three brothers.
     She was born in Dodge City, KS, in 1916 to Isaac Harrison Bassett and Bessie Fay Medley, where she attended Dodge City Community College. Vera was married to Ned Ulysses Stephenson in 1939, who passed away in 1954. Vera then married Willard E. Hoffman in 1967, who passed away in 1984.
     Vera worked in the dental field for many years while raising her family. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who adored her family.
     Vera was very active in Grace Episcopal Church in Hutchinson, KS, and St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Artesia, NM. A funeral service took place at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 809 S. 10th Street, at 10:00 a.m. on September 10, 2011, in Artesia, NM.
     In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Artesia, NM.
     French Funerals and Cremations-Lomas Chapel, Albuquerque, N.M., is in charge of arrangements.