Submitted by Nora Wells, Hospice Visions
Steve was known and well respected in the veteran community of Southern Idaho. Member and Past Commander of the VFW Post 2136 and the Marine Corps League MCL 1030 as well as the American Legion Post 7 in Twin Falls, Idaho. Steve was a vigorous advocate for Veterans of the Magic Valley. He influenced local city and county governments to establish a local Veterans office and facility with in the County building where the entire 2nd floor was dedicated and set aside to support Veteran’s networking in the region.
After a long battle with Cancer and the debilitating results of Agent Orange to which he was exposed in Vietnam, he was taken under the care of Hospice Visions of Twin Falls on, of all days, September 11th 2021; passing away just over a month later on October 21, 2021. His funeral service was attended by over 500 friends and family from the throughout the community and region; even the local Chic fil-A generously donated and catered the meal following the service. The local Chic fil-A is owned and operated by a Veteran who is a graduate of West Point and former Chinook Helicopter pilot and great friend and supporter of Steve’s efforts around the valley.
While Steve was under the care Hospice Visions, the IDG Team presented to him, in the presence of many of the community of veterans, a Recognition Ceremony honoring him for his service to our nation in the Marines during a critical time in the history of our country as well as his service as a Peace Officer from which he retired after 38 years of service. Steve was also a committed family man celebrating 50 years of marriage to his wife Janice.
Hospice Visions is committed to honoring and recognizing veterans in our community for their selfless service to our nation through their service in and out of the military through We-Honor-Vets.