I was born Sylvia Rene Stevens in 1948 in Shelbyville, Indiana to Sylvia Marie Tennant and Henry Burl Stevens Jr. I had an older sister, Barbara Marie, and eventually a younger brother, Robert Burl. Although born in Indiana, we moved to Santa Maria, California when I was still a baby and I spent the rest of my childhood there.
I married and had two daughters who are now married themselves and live in Oregon and California. In 1995 I remarried to Jack Baron who has two daughters, as well. Together, we are blessed with six grandchildren.
I am retired after thirty years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and I spend part of almost every day researching family.
I invite you to come along with me as I post about family, long known and newly discovered, and the stories associated with them.