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Lucille A. Brightbill Stegman

Lucille A. Stegman, 83, passed away late Tuesday evening, October 30, 2007 in Austin, Texas. She was born on September 2, 1924 in Elyria, to Roy and Alta Brightbill.

Lucille was not one to sit back and watch the world go by. She was a graduate of the Oberlin School of Commerce and a flight attendant for United Airlines during World War II.

After moving to Texas with her husband Hal in 1951, she became involved with the fast growing community of Westlake and joined six other visionary women in the creation of the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve.

She was also involved in other Westlake beginnings such as the Westbank Community Library and the Camelot Neighborhood Association.

Lucille touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her uplifting spirit and unending generosity will be dearly missed by all friends and family.

She is survived by her son, Harold L. (Chip) Stegman and his wife Terry of Austin, Texas; daughter, Ann Stegman Thames and her husband Richard of Carmine, Texas; granddaughters, Stacy Stegman of Austin, Texas, and Michelle Stegman Wright and her husband Chris of San Antonio, Texas. Also surviving are a sister, Jean and husband Rick Kennedy; several nieces and nephews.
Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Harold L. (Hal) Stegman.

A private family graveside Service will be held Monday morning, November 5, 2007 at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. A Memorial Service will also be held Monday, November 5, 2007 at 2 P.M. at Westlake Presbyterian Church, 7127 Bee Caves Rd., Austin, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve or a charity of your choice. Obituary and guestbook online at wcfish.com. Arrangements were handled by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, Austin, Texas (512)-452-8811.


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