Mary Lee (McCoy) Stevenson

August 7, 1931 ~ January 21, 2021 (age 89)


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Our dear mother, Mary Lee McCoy Stevenson, passed away from natural causes on January 21, 2021. Mary Lee was born on August 7, 1931 in Boulder, Colorado to Ernest and Caress McCoy.  

 Mom was a devoted mother to her five children and was always there for each no matter the situation. She thoroughly enjoyed children, always smiling when listening to interactions between her 10 grandchildren. She often attended her grandkids' school activities and sporting events.

Everyone Mary Lee ever touched loved her fun-loving and kind spirit. She was a good-hearted, humble, generous, gentle soul always ready for the next adventure or experience. She will be greatly and forever missed. 

She was a devoted animal lover, rescuing hundreds of strays throughout her life. She could never turn a blind eye to an animal in need. If she came across a stray in her daily outings and thought they were hungry, she would feed them. 

Mary Lee attended the University of Wyoming where she met her husband Bill of 25 years. She received a B.A. in Geology in 1953. She was an avid reader and life-long learner. Some of her favorite interests were history, ancient civilizations, archaeology, mineralogy, traveling and gardening. She enjoyed many genres of music including country, opera or any catchy tune. She often sang around the house. She had a keen intellect, a sharp memory, and could recite nearly everything she learned over the course of her lifetime.  

Mary Lee was preceded in passing by her daughter Debbie, her former husband Bill, parents Ernest and Caress McCoy, and brother Melville McCoy. She is survived by son Don Stevenson (Susan); daughter Susan Stevenson, grandchildren Brynna and Graham Dow; daughter Cynthia Stevenson, grandchildren Gavin, Chloe, Caressa Salee and great-grandson Noah; son Richard Stevenson (Julie), grandchildren McCoy, Garrett, Nash, Savannah and Westan.   

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 2:00 pm via Zoom.  The Zoom link is provided below.  A free download of the Zoom app is required to view the service.  The service will be recorded and posted if you are unable to attend the live service.  Mary Lee will be interred at the Memorial Holladay Cemetery located at 4900 South Memory Lane, Holladay, Utah.  

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Humane Society of Utah ( or Best Friends Animal Society (

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Private Family Services
January 31, 2021

2:00 PM
Cannon Mortuary
2460 Bengal Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84121

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