Naia Lois Stevens

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NAIA LOIS (RUDD) STEVENS
February 7, 1930 ~ April 14, 2018

Naia Lois (Rudd) Stevens was born on February 7, 1930, in Los Angeles, CA. She went home to be with the Lord on April 14, 2018, in Vancouver, WA. She was the daughter of James and Lois Rudd. Naia had five brothers: Kenneth Clark, Quentin Clark, James Rudd, Jr., Chris Rudd and William Pater. She also had one sister, Myra Rudd.

Naia married Robert Curtis Stevens on December10, 1949. In the early fifties, they welcomed three children: Robert Henry "Hank," John Clinton, and Shari LoAnn. Bob and Naia raised their family in California's South Coast, in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach.

Naia strived to pass on her rich oral history and ethnic heritage with her family. Besides being a U.S. citizen with Norwegian, Native American and Scottish roots, she was a registered member of the sovereign Osage and Cherokee nations.

Naia's family, and anyone she would encounter, recognized her as a woman of faith. She and Bob were part of a small gathering of founding families who established Mariners Church in Newport Beach, CA in 1965. The faith communities with whom she worshipped in Clark County were Crossroads Community Church and Glenwood Community Church.

Naia is survived by her husband, Bob; her sons, Hank (Fawn) and John (Diane); and her daughter, Shari (David); eleven grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Her parents and five siblings preceded her in death.

The kindness, insight, wisdom and love by which she lived will endure. Naia's biblical faith, guidance and motivation will continue in the lives of her loved ones.

A memorial service will be held in Naia's honor at 2:00 PM at Glenwood Community Church, 12201 NE 72nd Avenue, Vancouver, WA on Monday, April 30, 2018.

Please sign Naia's Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on Apr. 29, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Vancouver Funeral Chapel | Funeral Homes Vancouver WA
110 East 12th Street | Vancouver, WA 986603226 | (360) 693-3633
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