Age 86, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at his residence in Dunsmuir, CA.
He was born Sept 11, 1927 in Kansas City, KS to Frank and Mamie Ellen (Taylor) Stephens.
He was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Florence Souza Stephens and his sister Waneta Lela Stephens Elliott.
Surviving is his wife of 14 years, Elvia Stephens of Dunsmuir, CA; his four children Jonette (Leon) Severson, Mark (Jerri) Stephens, Mary Ellen (Ed) Carson and Patti Ann (Ty) Arrant, step-daughter Lourdes (Marc) Schrievers; 15 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
A private family service was held on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Oakland, OR where his ashes were buried next to his loving wife Florence.