Earl 'Steve' Stephenson

Earl Steve Stephenson, 81, of Portland, Ore., passed away Monday January 17, 2011, at Providence Medford Medical Center. He was born on March 4, 1929, in the Rogue Valley to Earl & Lois Stephenson.

Steve was raised in Albuquerque, N.M., but return to Medford after serving in the Army. Steve owned his own motor cycle shop, raced cars and drove log trucks.

Later he moved to Portland, Ore., were he enjoyed boating, flying his plane and helping friends.

Steve retired from Coastal Container Service as a refrigeration's manager.

He is survived by his best friend, Snoopie; his daughter, Lisa Carothers; his two grandchildren, Cori and Tony Carothers, of Butte Falls; and his sister Mavis Hartley, of Central Point, Ore.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 29. For information, please call Lisa at 541-621-0416.

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