Obituary of Molly Stevenson
Molly Cannon Stevenson, Englewood; Wife of Bill Stevenson; Mother of Will (Bethany Stephenson) Stevenson, Mamie Stevenson and Sophia Stevenson; Sister of Connie Cannon and Heather Cannon; Memorial service will be held in January; Contributions to Regis Jesuit High School or Denver Botanic Gardens.
Molly Stevenson was a strong and determined presence and passionate advocate for being true to oneself and always doing the right thing. She was a fundraiser by profession - her favorite gig was serving as director of development for McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colorado for eight years in the 1990’s. She loved the McKee culture and sharp focus on community. She also enjoyed success as a fundraising consultant and interim manager for nonprofits.
But Molly was so much more than a fundraiser/interim nonprofit manager, as noble as that work is. She was an enthusiastic supporter of Regis Jesuit High School, which both of her older children - Will and Mamie - attended. Molly adored those children, but no more than she adored her youngest, Sophia, adopted from China at age two. Not many of us working in non-medical fields can say we saved a life, but Molly could truthfully say that about Sophia, who was 11 pounds at 17 months and an extreme case of failing to thrive when Molly and her sister Heather picked her up 15 years ago.
Many other things could be said about Molly, about her years of distance swimming, love of yoga, delightful cackle at funny asides, strong faith, bountiful friendships, uninhibited dancing, and much more. But all such things ultimately pale beside Molly’s incredible strength of character and determination to live a good life, which she so clearly did. “I’ve been surrounded by love,” she said shortly before her passing.
A celebration of Molly’s life will take place on Saturday, January 19th, 2019 at 11:00am inside of the Regis Jesuit High School Girls Division Chapel. Reception to follow