Delores Magness

Delores Eileen Stevens Magness, 77, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in Lake Charles.

She was born in Orange, Texas. She was a 1963 graduate of Stark High School in Orange. She retired after 30 years of service to the Harris County and Orange County tax offices. She was a long-time member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority. She later served as an aide and librarian at Lake Charles Charter Academy for nearly ten years. She was secretary of the USADance SWLA Youth Chapter 5057 board for the past six years.

She is survived by her brothers, Jimmy Don Stevens of Orange, Texas, Ross Stevens and Billy Ray Stevens, both of Singer; sister Vada Lou Burnett of Singer; sons, Gregory James Magness of Austin, Texas, and John Robert Magness and wife Wendy Lynn of Westlake; daughter Amy Marie Alaoui and husband Mohamed of Houston; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecile Ratcliff Stevens and Billy Stevens; daughter, Cynthia Marie Magness; and granddaughter, Casey Marie Magness.

She will be buried at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 30, alongside her daughter in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange, Texas. Procession will begin at 1:30 p.m. from Claybar Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will follow the service.