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Steve Emerson Stephens

Feb 9, 1938 May 16, 2024

Steve Emerson Stephens, age 86, passed away Thursday May 16, 2024, in St. George Utah, surrounded by his loving children. Steve was born Feb 09, 1938, in Ogden Utah to Franklin Emerson Stephens and Frances June Crawford Stephens.

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Steve married Mary Jean Bloomquist on Oct 11th, 1986, in Park City Utah.

Steve was a proud member of the Utah Air National Guard for 32 years. He loved to fly and travel the world. He retired from Williamsen Truck and Body in 1984 to fly fulltime for the last four years of his military service. He enjoyed motorcycles and was a member of the Salt Lake Motorcycle Club for many years. His Honda Goldwing was a show piece, winning many awards including best in show in 1985. In retirement he enjoyed living in St. George and golfing as much as possible.

Steve married his first wife, Marion Ruth Pontius, and had four children; Rick, Sherry, Connie, and Michael. After divorcing, Steve married Marian Baird and helped raise Brad and Nancy Ballard. After a second divorce, Steve found his solo mate and married Mary Jean Bloomquist and helped raise Robin and David Wirtanen. Mary also had three older sons; Stephen, Gordon and Todd. In his later years Steve was adopted by his St. George family; Dustin Lake, Breighn Bendall, and her children; Kaileigh, Brexstyn and Cruz. Although not traditional, Steve had a beautiful mosaic of a loving family.

Steve is survived by his sister, Frances Petersen and her husband, Duane Petersen, sister-in-law, Rachael Stephens, sons and daughters; Rick Stephens, Sherry Burke, Michael Stephens, Brad Ballard, Nancy Ballard, Robin Keller, David Wirtanen, Steven Koen, Gordon Koen, Todd Koen, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Steve is proceeded in death by his father, Franklin Emerson Stephens, his mother, Frances June Stephens, wives; Marion Ruth Pontius Doxey, Marian Baird, Mary Jean Bloomquist, brother, Jerry Stephens, and daughter, Connie Stephens.

Services will be held June 3rd at 12:30 PM at Larkin Mortuary in Riverton (3688 W 12600 S Riverton UT), with a viewing prior at 12:00 PM. Interment following the service at 2:00 PM at the Utah Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park (17111 South Camp Williams Road, Bluffdale UT).

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Larkin Mortuary Riverton

Monday, June 3, 2024 at 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM

3688 W. 12600 S.
Riverton, UT 84065

Funeral Service

Larkin Mortuary Riverton

Monday, June 3, 2024 at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

3688 W. 12600 S.
Riverton, UT 84065


Utah Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park

Monday, June 3, 2024 at 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM

17111 S. Camp Williams Rd
Bluffdale, UT 84065

Services Handled By

Larkin Mortuary - Riverton

3688 West 12600 South

Riverton, UT 84065

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May 23, 2024
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