James “Larry" Stevens beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 11, 2021. Larry was born in Delta, Utah to David Elvin and Vera Christensen Stevens on July 23, 1951. The family later moved to Rosepark Utah where he met and was married to his high school sweetheart Janice Jenks Stevens in the Salt Lake City Temple on June 17, 1971. Together they raised 6 children.
Larry was an example of service and hard work. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings including Bishop. His favorite callings centered around the youth. Many Eagle Scouts add him to their list of gratitude second only to their mothers.
Larry was employed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he moved his family to Peru and Ecuador. He lovingly served as an Area Controller over the 5 Northern Andes countries. His love and service continued to be extended to the youth in South America where he was often found feeding and raising funds for orphanages. He even started a chapter of Boy Scouts of America in Ecuador.
He ended his employment with the church after 20 plus years to start a company with his sons which continues to grow today.
Larry is survived by his wife Janice, children: James (Lynette), Anthony, Kelly (Tiffany), Summer (Ryan), Ben (Amanda), and Andrea (Tim). 21 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 2 brothers: Rulon, Chris and 1 sister, Jody. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister; Elva Lynn, and brother David.
Funeral services will be held on Friday December 17, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Western Springs 2nd Ward, 12877 S 4570 W, Riverton, Utah. A viewing will precede the funeral from 9-10:45 am.