Corey Lynn Stevenson (née Lederhouse), 48, of Queen Creek, Arizona, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2022.
For those lucky enough to know Corey, she was an endless source of light that made the lives of everyone she touched so much brighter. Her passion for her family, for all things Disney, for her Oilers and her Roughriders fueled a life filled with experiences and accomplishments that serves as the standard for those left behind.
Corey’s engaging spirit, her joyous sense of humor and her ability to make everyone feel like their best selves around her will be her endearing legacy; Corey loved hard, she laughed loud, and she never stopped putting other people first.
She was born in Regina, fell in love in Edmonton, had the most perfect baby in Sherwood Park and built a life in Arizona. Corey loved being in her favorite places – Taylor Field, Rexall Place, Disneyland – and in the front row of the audience for her daughter Grace. Corey cheered and clapped and cried – often all three during the same game – and her passion was contagious. Her closet is littered with jerseys and memorabilia, the by-product of fandom and experiences and adventures that spanned Saskatchewan, Alberta, Arizona, and the globe. Corey was a fan of life.
Corey’s career was dedicated to public service – first in Community Health for Capital Health, then at Family & Community Services for Strathcona County, and finally in Admissions for Arizona State University. She was a graduate of both the University of Alberta (Bachelor of Physical Education) and Arizona State University (Master of Education), and at each and every stop Corey made lifelong friends that will remember and honor her today and forever.
Corey is survived by her husband, Rob, and her daughter, Grace. She will be forever loved by her father, Rod (Gail), her brother Craig (Kimberley, Susanna and Gabe) and her sister, Kayla. She will be forever cherished by her FIL & MIL, Trevor & Sandi, GG Eleanor, and her brother-in-law Andrew (Mel, Seth & Josie). Corey was predeceased by her mother, Patricia.
Corey will be forever celebrated by each of her extended Konescni, Lederhouse and McDavid families, her amazing aunts and uncles, and her fabulous cousins. You will never meet a finer stock of prairie folk, with a lifetime and legacy of love that Corey truly embodied.
Finally, Corey will be forever a part of the lives of the family she chose (and that chose her) – the Boleys (Nick, Tammy, Autumn & Max) and the Edwardsons (Adam, Kara, Rayna, Emilia and Aleria). The list of people who Corey’s life touched is simply too long, but if you are reading this, please know you are on that list. Corey was fortunate to find true love in her friends, time and time again, and the role her friends played in her life can never be understated.
Please join us in a Celebration of Life for Corey this Saturday, July 16th at 3 p.m. at the San Tan Mountain View Funeral Home, 21809 S. Ellsworth Rd. Queen Creek, Arizona, 85142.
A final thought: it may be uncomfortable to talk about suicide, but even a fleeting thought cannot be ignored. If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please call 988 or 800.273.8255 in the US or 833.456.4566 in Canada.