KEARNEY -- Harold M. Stevens, 85, of Lexington, died Thursday (Oct. 9, 2003) at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
He was born April 13, 1918, to Joseph Morgan and Elsie (Browitt) Stevens in Madrid.
He graduate from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a degree in vocational education and animal science in 1943.
On July 23, 1943, he married Virginia Smith in Lamar. He served two years as vocational agricultural instructor in Sargent. He then served as UNL Extension Agent Chairman in Dawson County from 1945 until his retirement in 1987. He was a leader of the Dawson County 4-H program for many years. He conducted 104 educational water tours and he received more than 50 honors and awards throughout his career.
He was a 50-year member of the First United Methodist Church in Lexington, the Lexington Rotary Club, past member of the Lexington Community Foundation Board and the Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Glenn.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Stevens of Lexington; one daughter, Georgia L. Stevens of Lincoln; one son, James and wife, Linda Steven of Greenwood Village, Colo; one sister, Dorothy and husband, Earl Beeler of Holdrege; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Smith Weiss of Imperial and Lillian Smith Kuhlman of Rock Rapids, Iowa; and four grandchildren.
Services are Saturday, 2 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. He will be cremated.
There will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the University of Nebraska Foundation for the Harold and Virginia Stevens scholarship, Lexington Community Foundation or the Lexington First United Methodist Church.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home of Lexington is in charge of the arrangements.