July 7, 1918 ~ March 23, 2006
Jean Keiser Stevenson, M.D. July 7, 1918 -- March 23, 2006 On March 23, 2006, Jean Keiser Stevenson, M.D., of Hamden, died peacefully in the presence of her loving family. Dr. Stevenson is survived by one son, David M. Stevenson of New Haven, CT, and three daughters; Joan V. Stevenson of Storrs, CT; Martha Stevenson Harper of Ojai, CA; and Elizabeth J. Stevenson of Greenwich CT. She is also survived by five grandchildren; Alex Kramer of Lakeville, CT; Lara Kramer of Northhampton, MA; Mia Allouf of Greenwich, CT; and Jamie and John Stevenson of Poughkeepsie, NY. Dr. Stevenson was also the proud great-grandmother of Noah Kramer of Lakeville, CT. Dr. Stevenson was born on July 7, 1918 in Plainfield, NJ to the late Arthur Lowell Keiser and Mary MacCurrach Keiser. She is predeceased by her only brother Arthur Lowell Keiser Jr. Dr. Stevenson was a 1936 graduate of the Hartridge School in Plainfield, NJ. She received her B.A. from Vassar College in 1940, and her M.D. from Albany Medical College in 1944. From 1944 -- 1946, Dr. Stevenson trained as a medical intern and resident in pediatrics at the Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. On August 11, 1945, she married Edward Vicars Stevenson, M.D. They practiced medicine in the Windham County, CT area between 1949 and 1956. In 1968, Dr. Stevenson was named chairman of the Vassar College Health Department where she practiced adolescent medicine until her retirement in 1980. She served for many years on the Board of Visitors and Trustees for the New York State Training School for Girls in Hudson, New York, as well as at Planned Parenthood of Poughkeepsie, New York. In 1978, Dr. Stevenson was named President of the New York State College Health Association. She was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church in Poughkeepsie, New York, where she served in many volunteer capacities throughout the years. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 1st at 12 noon at Christ Episcopal Church in Pomfret, CT. A Memorial Service will be held at a date to be announced in June at Christ Episcopal Church in Poughkeepsie, New York. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06518. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, 4901 Main Street, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64112-2634 or Planned Parenthood, 17 Noxon St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.