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David "Dee" Stevens
Delta, Utah – David Elvin Stevens, age 90, passed away December 22, 2015 at the Millard Care and Rehab Center, Delta, UT. Born May 2, 1925 in El Paso, Texas to David Johnson Stevens and Elva Judd. Married Vera Christensen February 18, 1945.
Dee’s early years were spent in Mexico where the family lived. The family found their way to Millard County, UT where Dee attended school and met the love of his life Vera Christensen. He joined the US Navy where he served on a submarine during World War II. After Dee and Vera were wed they made their home in Hinckley, UT where they started their family. During this time Dee worked for the Union Pacific Railroad. He then moved to Rose Park and began working for the US Postal Service. Later settled in Genola, UT where he served as water master. At the end of his life he moved back to Millard County.
Dee was a avid scout leader for many years. He loved hunting and fishing and spending time with his family. He was an active member of the LDS church and fulfilled several church assignments.
The family would like to sincerely thank Wendy and staff at the Millard Care and Rehab Center for all the unselfish love and care of Dee during the final years of his life.
He is survived by five of his children, David N (Carolyn) West Jordan, Rulon (Sherrie) Kamas, Larry (Jan) Herriman, Chris (Julie) Spanish Fork and Jody (Craig) Idaho Falls, many grand and great grand children. Brother, Clyde (Carolyn) Stevens (Hinckley) Sisters, Manda Lee Haider, Helena Montana, Marie Thornton, American Fork, Verlene Turner, Boise Idaho, Virginia (R.L.) Shepherd Syracuse, Elaine Peterson, Rancho Santa Margarita California and Karyn (Dennis) Morelli Cameron Park California, He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera, daughter Elva Lynn, daughter in law, Wendy, brothers Ellis and Laurence and sister Naomi Smith.
Funeral services will be Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Deseret/Oasis Ward Building, 3423West 4500 South. Friends may call one hour earlier at the ward building. Interment will be at the Oasis Cemetery under the direction of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home. Online condolences can be expressed at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com
I have memories of my Uncle Dee from as far back as I remember! He was a strong, handsome man in navy uniform back then. He stayed strong and handsome, and was always someone I looked up to and trusted that he cared about being a truly GOOD person. His family is amazing and very dear to my heart. I am glad for his life, and for his finally being reunited with my Aunt Vera. I am also thankful to those who cared for him in his later years. God bless you all!
Amy June Whetten Jan 3 2016 12:00 AM
On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI), I offer our sincere condolences on Davids passing. You and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers. We are forever grateful for Davids service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service. To our Brother of the Phin we say, Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. May you rest in peace and may God bless your loved ones who remain. Thank you for your service to our country."
Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. - 2 Thess 3:16.
David Elvin Stevens EM3(SS), US Navy, Now on Eternal Patrol.
Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate
His record is now posted online in the Eternal Patrol file on the USSVI website.
Bill Dixon, National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI.
Bill Dixon Dec 31 2015 12:00 AM