‹ Return to Current Obituaries
Send FlowersHand delivered by a local florist
Send a Sympathy Card
Plant Memorial Trees

Interment following funeral service

Kanosh Ward Chapel
Saturday October 7th, 2017

View Details


Delta 3rd and 4th Ward Chapel
Saturday October 7th, 2017
9:30am - 10:30am

View Details

Funeral Service

Kanosh Ward Chapel
Saturday October 7th, 2017

View Details

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Steven's visitation.

Steven L Kimball

Steven L. Kimball passed away peacefully at his home in Kanosh, Utah on October 3rd, 2017.

Steven was born March 22, 1943 to Hope Robins and Orval Kimball. He grew up in Kanosh, where he attended school and worked on the family farm with his three younger siblings Monte, Kirk and Patty. After graduating from Fillmore High School in 1961, Steven left Kanosh to earn a bachelor’s degree from College of Southern Utah, followed by a master’s degree in Biology and a PhD in Math and Science from Utah State University in Logan.

While attending college in Cedar City, Steven met the love of his life, Tamara Jolley, and they were married in the Manti temple in 1965. As they worked their way through 10 long years of schooling, Steven worked a variety of jobs to support his growing family of four children-Stephanie, Mary, Jason and Jennifer.

After receiving his PhD in 1975 and completing two years of post-doctorate work in Wisconsin, Steven (finally) began his career in the herbicide division at Monsanto, where he helped develop and test the safest and most effective uses of Roundup, a promising new product at the time. Steven’s long and successful career took the Kimball family all over the country, including Washington, St. Louis, Fresno, and Dallas-but they returned to Kanosh every summer to visit friends and family.

 After retiring from Monsanto, Steven and Tamara returned to Kanosh for good, but his golden years were anything but quiet and relaxing. For the last 15 years of his life, Steven served as an LDS Bishop, a city councilman, a member and commander of the local CERT team, a volunteer fireman, a member of the hospital board, and a member of the local six-county organization. He also served with the Red Cross and helped with disaster relief in cities around the country, including Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. But despite his unusually hectic "retirement" schedule, he always found time to take his 4 children, 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, and 9 grandchildren hunting, fishing, golfing, or hiking whenever they came to visit.  Above all, Steven was a remarkably kind, caring, patient, and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He dedicated his life to quietly and humbly serving others, and he changed countless lives for the better during his 74 years on earth.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 7th at 11 a.m.  Viewing will be from 9:30 to 10:30 preceding the services.  Interment will be at the Kanosh Town Cemetery under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home.  Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com.


To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Steven Kimball, please visit our flower store.


sorry to learn of the passing of Steve. We were neighbors in Kanosh & rode school bus together. He was a quiet & polite and very good man, as was his father, too. Orval, Hope, Steve & his siblings were always so good to our family.

Julia Watts Buscher Oct 11 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Tamara,
Bonnie and I are back in Florida, so we will miss the funeral. Steve and Ron Crocket were always anticipated companions at the various Monsanto meetings attended. I am so grateful to have known and had time to spend with Steve. He was and is a great friend and example for me.
Clair and Bonnie Erickson

Clair and Bonnie Erickson Oct 7 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Bill and I met Steve when we worked at Monsanto. I remember him as a very happy person and very kind, all the time.

Nancy Yates Parker Oct 7 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Steven Kimball

Darlene Frye Oct 7 2017 12:00 AM

Dearest Tamera and Family
I am so sorry to know that Steve has passed on. He was a great man. Tamara (and Jennifer) you have been dedicated care givers. I hope you can find peace in knowing that he is not suffering anymore. He will be close and watching over you at all times. My deepest sympathies are with all of you. Please know that I pray for you and that you are dearly loved.
Joan Moore Anderson

Joan Anderson Oct 6 2017 12:00 AM

Tamara and family, I am so sorry to hear of Steve's passing..what a truly nice, genuine man he was...prayers for your health and comfort, Love Marcia

Marcia Tobiasson Oct 6 2017 12:00 AM

We were sad to hear of Steves passing he was an amazing man and a good friend. Our sincere condolences and love and prayers are with you at this time

Garth & Suzanne White Oct 6 2017 12:00 AM

My heart is heavy upon hearing of Steve's passing. Deputy Garth White and I worked closely with Steve during his years as CERT County Commander, he was exceptional in this position and it was truly an honor to work with him in so many activities. Steve served us for approximately 5 years. He was the finest man and a great friend. He was truly one of the best. You have been and continue to be sorely missed , but remembered always. God bless you Steve in your new journey. We will be praying for your family at this time.

Janet Lindquist Oct 6 2017 12:00 AM

Product Image

A Traditional Funeral Basket was ordered on October 6, 2017

Expression of Sympathy Oct 6 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Steven Kimball

Masiel Jolley Oct 6 2017 12:00 AM

Show More Entries