Bess Northington Stone

Portrait of Bess Northington Stone Headstone Photograph


R. Leon
Feb. 27, 1914
Sept. 4, 2004
Vice Chairman Teachers Retirement

Bess Northington
June 1, 1915
Nov. 11, 1997

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Full Name: Bess Northington Stone
Location: Section:Patriots' Hill, Section 1 (A)
Row:Y  Number:25
Reason for Eligibility: Wife of Robert Leon Stone 
Birth Date: June 1, 1915 
Died: November 11, 1997 
Burial Date: November 16, 1997 

STONE, BESS NORTHINGTON (1915~1997) Bess Northington Stone, wife of Robert Leon Stone, was born June 1, 1915, in Lampasas, Texas to Clyde Alexander and Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" (Andrew) Northington. Miss. Northington was an honor graduate of Lampasas High School where she was a cheerleader. Upon graduation, she worked her way through the University of Texas at the State Treasurers Office. After graduation, she taught school in Burnet and Austin and in August of 1939, married Robert Leon Stone of Rockdale.

Due to her hardships growing up, Mrs. Stone, who was very active in her community, set up scholarships for students in Austin, Burnet and Lampasas and also donated money to the charitable organizations of which she was a member. She selflessly gave to The Junior Helping Hand, The Settlement Club, the Hill Country Community Foundation and the Austin Community Foundation. Mrs. Stone, who was always helping someone, acted privately. She did not give to be rewarded, but gave because she believed in helping the living.

Mr. and Mrs. Stone were long time members of Central Presbyterian Church, where she served many years as Sunday School Teacher, Deacon and Elder. Mrs. Stone was also active for many years as a Director of the First State Bank of Burnet.

The last few years she enjoyed traveling extensively and maintaining a home in Austin, Honey Rock Ranch, in Burnet, and a ranch in Val Verde County at Pumpville. Mrs. Stone spent her entire life as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Mrs. Stone passed away on November 11, 1997.

Information taken from Stone's obituary in the November 12, 1997 edition of the Austin American-Statesman.

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