Boyce Gale “Steve” Stevens, 85, of Boise, went to be with Jesus early Monday morning, May 7th, 2018.
Steve was born March 15th, 1933 in Nampa, Idaho to Clarence and Mary Stevens. He was the second oldest of 5 children including one brother and three sisters. He spent most of his youth living with his family in McCall, Idaho, logging and horse packing with his father. When Steve was a young man, he joined the Navy and served in the Korean War, achieving the rank of lieutenant. When on leave in the Portland area, he met the love of his life, Barbara June Bridger on a blind date. They were married in Vancouver, Washington on January 10th, 1953. Steve and Barbara went on to have a large family including a daughter, five sons, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
After Steve was honorably discharged from the Navy, the family moved back to McCall where he returned to logging. Five years later, they moved to Boise, Idaho where Steve took a job with the Bureau of Land Management fighting fires. He then took a job with the Union Pacific Railroad where he worked until retirement. During his time with Union Pacific, he was a carpenter and supervisor of buildings and bridges including the Boise Train Depot.
Steve will be remembered for his love of the Lord, his wife, and his grandchildren, as well as his interesting accounts of his many adventures in life. Steve and Barbara enjoyed traveling together and collecting antiques. He was a skilled wood worker. He was an active member in his church, often serving as an usher during Sunday services and loved participating in Bible study.
Survived by daughter Deborah (George) Heazle, sons Boyce (Sally) Stevens, Tim Stevens and Lonnie (Mary) Stevens, sixteen grandchildren Alysson, Lisa, Tim, Katherine, Angela, Beau, Molly, Erica, Robert, David, Matthew, Hannah, Jacob, Tanner, Tiffani and Zachary and twelve great grandchildren.
Predeceased by wife Barbara Stevens, sons Robert Stevens and Brian Stevens and his parents Clarence and Mary Stevens.
Steve will be laid to rest at Terrace Lawn Cemetery in Boise, Idaho, beside his wife, Barbara. Family plans to hold graveside memorial in late June when they are all able to gather together to celebrate the life and journey home of their father, grand father and brother.
Details to come.