Jodie Lynn Coyner (1967-2005)


Jodie Lynn Stevenson was born Jan. 22, 1967, in Olney, Ill., to Jerl B. and Linda (Sifers) Stevenson. The family lived in Flora, Ill., before moving to Albuquerque, N.M. Jodie attended school in Albuquerque and Pampa, Texas, where she graduated from high school. She attended Amarillo Community College and West Texas State University.

She married Curtis Tempel in 1987, and they entered the ranching business near Wiley. While living in Wiley, their children, Amber and Zane, were born. Also in Wiley, Jodie attended Lamar Community College and received her associate's degree in cosmetology and operated a beauty shop in Lamar.

Jodie and Curtis were later divorced, and Jodie moved to Steamboat Springs, where she married Dale Vance Coyner on June 6, 1999. In Steamboat, Jodie worked as a beautician, for the U.S. Forest Service and for F.M. Light at the Soda Creek Mercantile and most recently was been an employee in the dental office of Neil Ganz.

Jodie was a very active person, having bowled since she was 5 years old, golfing since she was 8 and painting since she was 8. She was a semi-professional painter, enjoyed making quilts, skiing, cooking, decorating cakes and selling wedding cakes. Jodie was always interested in learning and took classes at Colorado Mountain College.

Jodie is survived by her husband, Dale Coyner of Steamboat Springs; daughter, Amber Jordan Tempel of Wiley; son, Zane Logan Tempel of Wiley; stepdaughter, Rebekah Coyner of Shallotte, N.C.; stepson, Daniel Coyner of Steamboat Springs; half sister, Cheri (Dale) Johnson of Enid, Okla.; nephew Scott Johnson of Westminster and Elijah; stepfather, Wallace Dean Miley of Point Blank, Texas; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Delmar and Pat Coyner of Craig; sister-in-law Connie Blake of Craig.

She is preceded in death by her father, Jerl Stevenson, and grandmother Rosemary Shackelford.

A celebration of her life was held Oct. 29 at Howelson Hill Lodge in Steamboat Springs.

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