Sondra Jean Steward
Sondra Jean Steward passed away at UT Southwestern Hospital in Dallas, Texas on Thursday, January 27, 2022. Born on September 18, 1939, at Florence Nightingale Hospital on the Baylor University Campus. Sondra is preceded in death by her parents George Nicholas Alexander and Nelva Aline Alexander, her daughter Shelley Beck, one of her favorite cousins Judy Wright and her beloved English bulldog Spike. She is survived by her children Sherry Bennett, Vickie Acrea, Cindy Pompa, Travis Steward, her grandchildren Melissa Rodriguez, Alicia Leos, Cody Pompa, Brian Seabolt, Robbie Craig, Mackenzie Lamb, her great grandchildren Alyssa, Isaac, Jacob, Hannah, Jyselle, Schuylar, Connor, Danielle, Zachary and Rylie, her other beloved cousin and lifelong friend Pamela Duke, as well as her dear friends Charlotte, Alan, Eve and Ed. In her younger days, she loved music, dancing, and boys, not necessarily in that order. She lived half her life in Phoenix, Arizona where she worked for UHaul as Sam Shone’s right hand. Her health problems actually began there when Sam decided to build a western town outside the city limits called Happy Trails. Sondra was tasked to oversee the day-to-day operations during which they blew up parts of the desert that hadn’t been disturbed for centuries and everyone involved, including Sondra, came down with Valley Fever. From there came her MS diagnosis, then heart disease— like so many others she smoked cigarettes from a young age. After coming home to Dallas, she became a nanny and found such joy helping raise the families of others. All these many years later, condolences have poured in from the parents as well as the grown children she cared for. Sondra loved being around family anytime, but especially during the holidays. She loved candied yams, banana pudding, enchiladas, and shrimp—laughing and being on the go! She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. That was so completely evident at the hospital where she had a peaceful passing surrounded by her loved ones.
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