Donald Stevenson 1941 - 2008
Donald C. Stevenson died Monday, June 2, 2008, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was 67.
Stevenson was born Feb. 8, 1941, in Craig, to Ivan and Inez (Short) Stevenson. Don was raised and attended school in Craig and graduated from Moffat County High School in 1959.
Don married Georgia C. Randolph on Aug. 9, 1959, in Rangely. They became the parents of one daughter and three sons and made their home in Craig, except for nine years in the late 1980s and early 1990s when they lived in Las Vegas. Don was a heavy equipment operator his entire life and worked for various construction companies including Herman Construction Company.
He loved to fish, hunt, camp, and was happiest when he could share it with his family, his wife Georgia, who was the best and only love of his life, and his boys, who he taught the meaning of life, love and enjoyment of the outdoors.
He was quick-witted with a large sense of humor. He loved to work and was talented in many facets. He was not afraid to live life.
God blessed us with a man to share our lives, his family said.
"He was and still is our teacher," they said. "He was here to guide us in our everyday life. He encouraged us to think about his words and the meaning behind them. So now we have the memories of this man. So remember that Don has not left any of us. He is still in our hearts and in our memories. He is watching all of us and letting us know it will be OK and he is saying something that everyone remembers, 'It don't get any better than this.'"
He is survived by his wife, Georgia Stevenson of Craig; sons, Cory (Dreena) Stevenson of Grand Junction, Jason (Lillian) Stevenson of Grand Junction, and Greg Stevenson of Las Vegas; grandchildren, Ivan, Coreena, Devon, Kaylee and PJ, and sister, June Rosenau of Renton, Wash.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ed, sister Betty Norman and daughter Corinna.
Cremation has taken place and memorial services were Friday, June 6, 2008, at the Grant Mortuary with Mervin Johnson officiating.
The soloist was Wanda Brown who sang "God Be With You" and "Mansion over the Hilltop." She was accompanied by Anne Carr. Honorary Pallbearers were "All Don's Family and His Many Friends."
Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Museum of Northwest Colorado in care of Grant Mortuary.