STEPHANIE (SCHWINDT) McCAWLEY

Born: Tue., Mar. 16, 1948
Died: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Aug. 24, 2017
Location: First Baptist Church


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Funeral services for Stephanie McCawley, 69, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Douglas, Wyoming with Pastors John Thomason and Bill Williamson officiating.
Stephanie (Schwindt) McCawley joined God’s heavenly chorus Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming.  She was surrounded by close friends and family.
Stephanie was born Tuesday, March 16, 1948 in Alliance, Nebraska.  She was the daughter of David Schwindt and Harriett Ann “Tug” (Archer) Schwindt.  Stephanie was reared and educated in Alliance.
Stephanie married Tom McCawley on December 31, 1966 and moved to Douglas directly following.  She was known throughout the community for their shared businesses, Daylight Donuts and Hawkeye Cleaners.  Stephanie also served as a teacher at both Head Start and Calvary Baptist Academy in Douglas.  She went on to acquire her bachelor’s degrees in Social Science and the Administration of Justice at Casper College and began working in various fields of Social Work in the community.  Stephanie obtained her Master’s Degree from Utah State University in 2005 and worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor until retiring in 2013.  Above all, the job she loved most was being a mother to her three children, TJ, Genia, and Erin.
After retiring, she spent much of her time at the Douglas Senior Citizens’ Center enjoying various activities and time spent with friends.  She was an active member of the Southern Baptist and First Baptist Churches in Douglas.  Her life was represented by her faith in God, love for friends and family, and shared laughter.
She is survived by her children, TJ McCawley of Longmont, Colorado, Genia (Cary) Bone of Westminster, Colorado, and Erin McCawley (Kent Flemmer) of Minneapolis, Minnesota; brother, David Schwindt, of Jackson, Wyoming; sister, Judy Reynolds, of Alliance, Nebraska; her cherished grandsons, Trevor Bone, Austin Bone, and Dawson McCawley; nephews, Ryan Reynolds and Tom Reynolds; and aunt, Patricia Hall of Brighton, Colorado.
Stephanie was welcomed into Heaven by her parents and several close friends.
A memorial to the Douglas Senior Citizens’ Center, P.O. Box 192, Douglas, Wyoming 82633 would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com

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Susan Schaneman
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017
How I admired your mom and what a blessing she was to all.
I loved her laugh. She had a personality all her own. She will
be missed, but heaven has received an angel. (That's reminds
me that, that is what she would call any of the children she was
teaching and then she would chuckle.)
Thinking and praying for all of you.

Patti Cobb
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017
Stephanie was such a blessing to so many people and brought joy where ever she was. She will be missed deeply and always remembered for her tender heart and radiating kindness. Heaven certainly received an angel. Rest in peace my dear friend.

Joanne Elliott Trabert
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017
Stephanie and I went all the way through school together in Alliance. We were very involved in MYF Youth Group and in the Youth Choir at the United Methodist Church. We did lots of things outside of the church as well. What a loss it is to not have Stephanie and her "laugh". She will be forever missed. God was open armed waiting to release her from her pain and suffering. I will miss you Stephanie but know I love you.

Lois Eckhoff
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017
Stephanie ("Stevie") was a dear friend from high school who was loved by many, especially those who knew her from the Methodist Church in Alliance, NE. Though we lost touch over the years, I was lucky to have reconnected with her at our 50th high school reunion in September 2016. She was a delightful, joyous person and always fun to be with. I vividly remember "that laugh" and will treasure her in my heart forever. Rest in Peace, dear friend, and Heaven, indeed, has an angel for all time.

Mary Lee
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017
Erin, I am very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I always asked about you when I saw her and she would smile and proudly tell me what you were up to. Love to you and your family.

Judy Reynolds
   Posted Tue August 22, 2017
What a beautiful and fitting tribute to my sister’s life… She was a very talented tole painter, and had remarkable sewing skills with absolutely no training… She was just a natural… She was a hard worker and life didn’t always come easy, but what she accomplished in reaching her goals made me extremely proud of her… Not many women could have done the same… I’m glad she had a chance to enjoy retirement… She certainly deserved every precious minute… Pick out a soft cloud and I’ll bring the wagon…

Beth & mal wagstaff
   Posted Wed August 23, 2017
Erin & family so sorry to hear of your mother passing. She will be remembered with fondness. Love Beth & mal

Rosie Cardenas
   Posted Thu August 24, 2017
Hello, I'm not sure that any of you remember me but I meet your Mother at Casper College. I used to come visit her in Douglas. She was a lovely woman who had a beautiful smile. Thinking of all of you in my prayers.

RACHEL CARTER BROOKS
   Posted Fri August 25, 2017
EVEN THOUGH WE WILL ALL MISS STEPH HER SERVICE YESTERDAY WAS A TESTAMENT TO HER STRENGTH AND FAITH WHICH SHE PASSED ON TO THE CHILDREN SHE LOVED SO DEARLY. STEPH WAS SUCH A LIGHT IN THIS WORLD AND SHONE SO BRIGHTLY EVEN IN HER PASSING.

GENIA, TJ AND ERIN, YOU ALL ARE SO STRONG AND SMART LIKE SHE WAS.
I AM SURE YOU WILL ALL GO FAR IN THE FUTURE.
NEVER FORGET SHE WILL ALWAYS BE SO VERY PROUD OF YOU.
THANK YOU FOR SHARING HER WITH US.

LOVE TO ALL OF YOU,
RACHEL

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