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Steven Sam Stevens was born April 9, 1925 and raised in Gilcrest, Colorado. He was the son of Sam Stevens (originally from Rhodes, Greece) & Mary A. Larson (originally from Czechoslovakia). Steven was eldest brother of Mary (Curtis) and Helen (Schluter). Steven graduated from Gilcrest High School.
Growing up, he worked on the family farm growing and selling melons in Gilcrest and Kersey. He moved to Denver in 1948. He briefly worked for Continental Airlines before beginning a 42 year career with the American Smelting and Refining Company (ASARCO) where he held many positions, retiring as the Personnel and Safety Director.
He married Eva Potts in 1948, had 2 children, Carol and Linda, and moved to the town of Brighton, Colorado. He married Marilyn A. Laas June 9, 1968 and had 2 children, Brian and Allen. He raised his family and lived most of his life in a home he built on the southern edge of Brighton proper.
Steven obtained his private pilot’s license in his youth and was a military and commercial aircraft enthusiast. He fostered his children’s interest with family trips to air shows, exhibitions and just simply pointing out features of jets as they flew over. Colorado was a perfect fit for his outdoor lifestyle. He enjoyed fishing and took his family on mountain adventures to lakes and streams along the front range where he passed that skill to them. He loved Big Band music and played the trumpet. He was a proud long time blood donor starting in support of WW2. He was lifelong gardener with a garden just under an acre at its maximum. He grew something annually well into his 90s. An avid fan of baseball, he played for his company’s team and enjoyed attending and watching baseball games from the local minor league Denver Bears in the past to the Colorado Rockies. Steven lived at home with the support of his family and died the morning of September 17, 2022 with his wife of 54 years by his side.
He is survived by wife Marilyn Stevens, his children Carol A. Johnson, Linda S. Carpino, Brian E. Stevens, Allen D. Stevens, his grandchildren Tricia Taylor, Greg Johnson and Anthony Carpino as well as 3 great grand children and a great great grandchild. He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters and first wife Eva.
Funeral services and reception will be held 10:00 AM on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 76 S. 3rd St, Brighton, Colorado 80601. Interment will follow at Mizpah Cemetery in Platteville, Colorado.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 76 S. 3rd St, Brighton, Colorado 80601.