Turner Syndrome Community
Memorials and Tributes
The world changes from year to year
and our lives from day to day
but the love and memory of you shall never pass away.
Butterfly Wings to Angel Wings
Andrea Eden Levey
She received her bachelor’s degree and a master’s
degree in special education fromthe University of Iowa. In 2012, Andrea received a master’s degree in
literacy fromNorthern Illinois University.
Andrea taught special education in Jacksonville, FL, Kirkland and Rockford, IL, and most recently in
Davenport, IA. She began as a junior volunteer at UIHC at age 14 and was recognized for 1000 hours of
She was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She was actively involved in the Jewish
communities in Rockford and Davenport where she was on multiple committees and taught Hebrew
School and Sunday School.
earned her law degree from the Western New
England College of Law and practiced law in
Connecticut for several years before moving back to
New York. She spent her career working for New
York State for 20 years, and recently retired as a legal assistant for the Office for
People With Developmental Disabilities. She was very active in St. Edward the
Confessor Church, serving in the choir, lector, and as a greeter. She was the
founder and past president of the Turner Syndrome Society of the Capital District.
Gloria J Emery
Gloria was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to travel,
especially to Walt Disney World. Gloria loved to spend numerous hours
celebrating her love of Christ in a small Bible study group. Her major
vice was a love of Starbucks Green Tea and Lemonade – NO Sweetener.
She was a ferocious competitor at any board or card game (watch out for
the flying cards when she lost!). The Vikings were her team, but caused
her angst when they would choke at season’s end. She kept a very
organized home and don’t dare mess the perfectly aligned towels. Red
pepper flakes were generously applied to almost all foods. You could
always find a packet “borrowed” from a pizza place. She thoroughly
enjoyed taking her grandchildren to the zoo and sharing her love of
animals or just taking an afternoon walk at the zoo with her husband. She
“hated” her grandpuppies but would overserve them with cheese slices
and Beggin Strips. She could be counted on to have a tin of chocolates in
her purse at all times for the grandchildren.
Stephanie Leigh Hockenhull
She was a happy child, despite ongoing health struggles. Her life became even happier when she met Jim. Jim and Stephanie were set up on a blind date in the late 1980's. That date is one of Stephanie's favorite stories: She and her mother stood at the window watching for Jim. After driving up in his big, long, white car, he parked and fixed his hair before coming to the door. That was her first glimpse of Jim. Although Stephanie only had a few best friends, Stephanie's life was an inspiration to countless friends and her sister "butterflies" (others suffering with Turner's Syndrome). Stephanie's faith was a blessing to everyone she encountered. She was a true testament of the grace, love, and restoration available from our God.
Susan was born with Turner Syndrome, a condition that
affecter her heart as well as her height . She never let that stop her. She had to fight everyday for acceptance and prove "It's what you do with what you've got, that counts." Serving others was her goal in life.