Obituary for STEVENSON

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Thursday May 13, 2010

Martin J. Stevenson PhD, passed from this life May 1, 2010. "Marty" as he preferred to be called, was a true friend to everyone, and always had a kind word for all. A 20 year resident of Albuquerque, Marty was born June 10, 1945 in Syracuse, NY to Frederick and Florence Stevenson. He graduated from Syracuse University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 1972. He started his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories, with 19 years service at Sandia National Laboratories. He was the beloved husband of Paulette (Crawford) Stevenson for 28 years. Marty was the father of two sons, David Stevenson, wife Guenn, with three children, of Florida; and Randy Stevenson, wife Ann, with two children, of California. Marty will forever be remembered by his in-laws, Jay and Brenda Denney, daughter Melissa, and James and Lyn Crawford, son James, all of Indiana. He will be missed by countless other friends who were fortunate enough to know him. He was an avid sailor, and cherished his 34 foot Hunter Sailboat, "Windependent". He and his sailing friends spent many happy days sailing and racing at Elephant Butte Lake. Marty loved to travel with Paulette, read, have fun with friends and relatives and most of all spend time enjoying life. Marty touched the lives of many with his smile and generosity, and his gentle nature will be missed. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at French - Lomas Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (Lomas & Eubank), Albuquerque, NM 87111. The family requests that Memorial Donations to honor Marty's life be sent to benefit the Purdue Foundation, 403 W Wood Street, West Layfayette, IN 47907-2007. Please visit our online guestbook for Marty at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500