Crystal Anne Steer (nee Everton), 60, passionate about cooking, horticulture

Crystal Anne Steer
Crystal Anne Steer

Crystal Anne Steer (nee Everton), of Virginia Beach, died at her home on Oct. 16, 2015, due to cancer after living a full life as a business woman, mother and grandmother. She was 60.

A native of Virginia Beach, Crystal was the daughter of Herman and Christine Everton. She was born on Dec. 13, 1954. Her daughters were also both born on the 13th and Crystal used to say this was her lucky number. She graduated from Kellam High School and later studied horticulture at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. Along with cooking, horticulture became a lifelong passion. She helped her husband start a bookkeeping and tax service in Virginia Beach originally called Tax Advice and then Jay Steer CPA.

She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Jay Steer; children, Jennifer Smith, of Charlotte, North Carolina, Jonathan Mcrae, James Steer III, Jessica Steer, who currently lives in New York City and is studying medicine, and Justin Steer; and grandchildren, Roger Michael Smith, Rebecca Smith and Alan Smith Jr.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Christine Austin and her sister Melody Hitt. Her surviving siblings are Howard Everton, of Chesapeake, Donald Everton, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, William Bruhmuller and Brian Bruhmuller, both of Panama City Florida.

Crystal loved cooking and often posted meals to her Facebook page. Howard often joked about compiling them in a cookbook. She loved Colonial Williamsburg and visited often. She will be dearly missed and loved by all who knew her.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Altmeyer Funeral Home.

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