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Dr. Kendall Renee (Yoes) Stevens

Last updated on May 19, 2022

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Dr. Kendall Renee (Yoes) Stevens, 28, of San Antonio, Texas, passed from this life on May 11, 2022. Kendall was born on March 10, 1994, to Christopher Goodman Yoes and JoAnn Marie (Smusz) Yoes, in Dallas, Texas. From an early age Kendall grew up with a love of sports including softball, soccer and volleyball. Kendall played volleyball year-round at a high level all the way through high school. While in high school, Kendall had a close group of friends that she enjoyed spending time with whenever possible. Kendall met her future husband at age 16 while working at a pizza shop. From that time on, Kendall and Mark spent their time building their lives and working towards their future. Kendall went to Texas State University after high school where she graduated with a BA in Health Sciences with a focus in Physical Therapy. After graduating, Kendall and Mark moved to Houston where Kendall took a job working as a Behavioral Technician working with children diagnosed with autism. This job fueled her desire to help others and help her decide to continue her education at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. In May 2021, Kendall graduated from UTHSCSA with her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy. Kendall married her high school sweetheart, Mark Ryan Stevens, on December 17, 2021. Kendall loved to spend time outdoors swimming, fishing, kayaking, or floating the river. She would take any opportunity she could to see her favorite artists perform in concert. Her infectious smile and bubbling personality were noticed by everyone who was around her, and she would always go out of her way to ensure that everyone else was cared for.

Kendall is survived by her loving husband, Mark Ryan Stevens; parents: JoAnn Yoes, Christopher Yoes and wife Laurel; brother: Jacob Yoes; sisters-in-law: Staci Bradshaw and husband Justin, and Kristin Reid and husband Michael; step-siblings: Josalyn Cline and husband Brad, Joshua Mutchler and wife Ashley; grandparents: Ben and Jean Smusz, Jerry and Susan Yoes; parents-in-law: Dawn and David Stevens; aunts: Tammy Christou and husband Mo, Heather Chappelear, Melissa Miller and husband Keith Sturgeon; cousins: Macee, Ellie, Jordan, Bryce, and Kaylen; 2 nieces and 2 nephews.

Services to celebrate Kendall are to be held on Thursday, May 19, 2022, beginning at 1:00 PM at East Ridge Church of Christ in Rockwall, Texas, with Brother Jason Reeves officiating. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. The family will receive friends and loved ones prior to service time beginning at 12:00 PM. Memorial contributions can be made to the Autism Treatment Center and Animal Welfare Institute.

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