Love was her paintbrush
Life was her canvas.
Stephanie Ann Briggs, 59, passed peacefully Sunday June 20th at the Copper Leaf Memory Care facility. She was born December 21, 1961, in Wausau, WI to the late Thomas and Virginia Bishop. Stephanie married her soulmate Thomas M Briggs in 1987, who preceded her in death in 2018.
Stephanie spent her time here as a devoted wife, mother, confidante, and friend. She was a generous person who loved her family and friends unconditionally. She even loved and provided for those who weren't. Determined and courageous she voyaged gracefully through all of lifes ups and downs.
Stephanie was an altruist who found beauty in all things. She loved taking trips and camping with her family. As a nature spirit she loved the outdoors and appreciated plants and animals alike; you'd often find her in her garden or taking long walks. She was also a terrific cook and she loved trying new recipes and creating her own.
Stephanie was an accomplished artist who loved to draw, paint, and make crafts. She was always reading and seeking new knowledge. She was a spendthrift that taught us how to find what we needed for a bargain.
She is survived by her son and granddaughter, Brandon Weix and Vanessa Harrop; her daughter and son-in-law, Amber and Thomas Chisholm. Survived by her sisters, Cathy Bishop, Gretchen Rogers, Heidi Closson, and Renee Sollar; and by many loved nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Preceded in death by her mother and father, Virginia and Thomas Bishop; her siblings; Crystal Bishop, Rose Kluck, Peggy Evans, and Thomas Bishop.
A gathering will be held at a later date for her family and friends.