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Horace Stephens
April 3, 1934 - December 6, 2005

Horace Donaldson Stephens

     FALMOUTH - Horace Donaldson Stephens died peacefully at his home Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005.
     He was born April 3, 1934 in Pittsfield, Mass, a son of Rev. John Underwood and Louise Koons Stephens. Horace was graduated from The Lawrenceville School, Princeton University, and from Johns Hopkins with a M.A.T.
     He was a math and computer teacher for many years at Tabor Academy, Shadyside Academy, and Waynflete School. One of his proudest accomplishments was introducing computer classes for students in each of these schools in the 1960s and 70s.
     He also was a software designer in the field of directional drilling of oil. He later formed Houston Directional Software in Houston Texas, and ran the company until his retirement.
     He is predeceased by parents of Ogunquit; brother Wade of Lawrenceville, N.J.; and an infant son James Lund Stephens.
     Horace is survived by his cherished wife of 48 years, Susan Lund Stephens of Falmouth, five children, eight grandchildren, and extended family.
     Horace took great joy and delight in all of his grandchildren. He accepted his illness with grace and good humor and never complained. While we are deeply saddened that he is gone from us, we are relieved that his struggle with lung disease is over.
     His children are Carolyn Stephens of Portland with husband James Flanagan and daughter Anna Flanagan; Robert Stephens of Blue Hill with wife Tina and children Lorna, Matthew, and Kathleen; John Stephens with wife Magda and son Adam Horace; Jennifer Stephens of Missoula, Montana, with husband James Driver and children Sydney, James, and Nathan Driver; and daughter Emily Stephens of Portland.
     A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m., at Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Route 88, Falmouth.
     The family would like to offer a special thank you to Dr. Rebecca Hemphill and to VNA Home Health Care for such personal and compassionate care.
     If friends wish, in lieu of flowers a gift in Horace's name may be made to:
    VNA Home Health Care
    50 Foden Rd.
    South Portland, Maine 04106
    or
    VNAhomehealthcare.org
Published in the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on 12/16/2005.