In Loving Memory of Chester Alan Stephensen

April 29, 1951 - July 28, 2023

Alan passed away peacefully on July 28, 2023, in the hospital after eight weeks of “fighting the fight with cancer.” Alan was born on April 29, 1951, to Chester Worlton and Ardith J. Stephensen as the second oldest of eight children. He married Deborah Pace and they were blessed with two children, Nicole and Chet. They later divorced but remained friends. Alan had a sense of humor and loved to laugh; his presence always brought happiness to those around him. He treasured every moment he spent with his family, and he took countless pictures to prove it. He had a passion for gardening, traveling, and volunteering with the Royal Court of the Golden Spike Empire. He worked at the same convenience store for many years where the customers were his friends; he really took pleasure in his job and always greeted everyone with a smile.

He is survived by his life partner Robert Ray Duncan, his little Teaka Belle; daughter Nicole Ipson Moore, son Chet Ipson (Nicole); siblings Alana Shumway, Lisa Stephensen, Kevin (Becky), Davy, and Brian; his six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, numerous relatives, and friends; and the Duncan Family: Floyd (Berlynn), Chet (Paula), Penny Cooke, and Frank Duncan (Larry Holden). Alan is preceded in death by both of his parents, his brothers Donnie and Brent Paul, and his brother-in-law Verlyn Shumway.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center -- ICU, Telemetry, Second East, and Hospice -- for the care and comfort they provided Alan.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2023, at 2:00 PM with viewing prior beginning at 12:00 PM Memorial Lake Hills Mortuary 10055 S, State Street, Sandy, Utah 84070. Interment will immediately follow.

Services

Viewing

Saturday, Aug. 05, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Memorial Lake Hills Mortuary
10055 South State Street
Sandy, UT 84070

Funeral Service

Saturday, Aug. 05, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Memorial Lake Hills Mortuary
10055 South State Street
Sandy, UT 84070

Services Handled By

Memorial Lake Hills Mortuary & Cemetery
10055 South State Street
Sandy, UT

Life Story Info

Post Date

Aug 03, 2023

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I just loved going into the convenient store up by the U of U. He was always so happy and just made you feel important. It was sad when the Tesoro closed but I saw him a few times at Smiths market place and he always waved. Rest in peace.

Shauna Peterson Aug 14, 2023

I am very sorry to hear about Alan. I am someone who lives in the neighborhood near the convenience store where he worked for so long. I will always remember how dear and friendly and kind he was. We talked several times about meaningful things and he always just made me feel good. What a special person. Sending love and hugs to all who love him.

Rachel Romney Preslar Aug 09, 2023

Dear Cousins and Ray,

We are so sorry to hear about Alan. I remember many years ago, the times we were able to spend time together with the Jones family at the Old Mill in Big Cottonwood Canyon and Draper Park. I imagine Alan having a wonderful reunion with many loved ones. Clint, Lula and Craig will be just a few to welcome him. We hope precious memories bring you comfort.

Love, Susan

Susan Jones Osborne Aug 03, 2023

Dear Cousins and Ray,

We are so sorry to hear about Alan. I remember many years ago, the times we were able to spend time together with the Jones family at the Old Mill in Big Cottonwood Canyon and Draper Park. I imagine Alan having a wonderful reunion with many loved ones. Clint, Lula and Craig will be just a few to welcome him. We hope precious memories bring you comfort.

Love, Susan

Susan Jones Osborne Aug 03, 2023

Dear Cousins and Ray,

We are so sorry to hear about Alan. I remember many years ago, the times we were able to spend time together with the Jones family at the Old Mill in Big Cottonwood Canyon and Draper Park. I imagine Alan having a wonderful reunion with many loved ones. Clint, Lula and Craig will be just a few to welcome him. We hope precious memories bring you comfort.

Love, Susan (Jones) Osborne

Susan Jones Osborne Aug 03, 2023

My sweet loving brother. You're love for your family and friends will be one of the best memories for us all. You fought the battle like no other. I love you so very much. I will miss all our talks. Until we meet again.

Lisa Stephensen , West Valley , UT, US Aug 03, 2023

Dear baby Lisa,

I'm very sorry for your loss, I miss and love you. My prayers are with you.

tami florez , murray, UT, US Aug 03, 2023

Dear baby Lisa,

I'm very sorry for your loss, I miss and love you. My prayers are with you.

tami florez , murray, UT, US Aug 03, 2023

Dear baby Lisa,

I'm very sorry for your loss, I miss and love you. My prayers are with you.

tami florez , murray, UT, US Aug 03, 2023

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