Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on May 22, 2013:

Steph3Stephanie Harter MIDLAND-Stephanie Lewis Harter, 59, passed away May 18 at Midland Memorial Hospital following an  illness. Stephanie was born in Abilene, Texas, on March 23, 1954, to LeMoine and Shirley Lewis. She married Gregory Wayne Harter in Abilene in 1972. Stephanie and Greg met at Abilene Christian University, where she completed a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Speech Pathology. Stephanie worked in Abilene as a Speech Pathologist before moving on to complete a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Memphis State University. She worked for 20 years as an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, where she was a respected colleague, mentor, and teacher. Stephanie was creative, compassionate, and committed to her family and her profession. She was an artist, writer, avid reader, traveler, and amateur photographer. She especially loved to paint and to draw, and she enjoyed teaching and exploring the psychology of art. Stephanie celebrated and shared her passion for life, learning, and creation with all she knew-her family, friends, colleagues, and students. Stephanie’s friends and family will always cherish their time with her and carry her light, love, and wisdom. Stephanie is survived by her husband Greg; son Joel, his wife Melody, and their two children, Lewis and Annalise; daughter Nicole and her husband Matthew Clayton; sister Claudia, her husband Lloyd Randolph, and their three sons, Landon, Austin, and Winston; and sister-in law Kathy Lewis. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, L. Gaunce Lewis. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Ellis Funeral Home on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.