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Steven Eugene "Steve" Anable
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Birth: Feb. 15, 1956
Spokane County
Washington, USA
Death: Sep. 24, 2011
The Dalles
Wasco County
Oregon, USA

Obituary printed by Anderson's Tribute Center; September 2011

Steven "Steve" Eugene Anable, age 55 and a resident of The Dalles, Oregon, died to be with Christ early Saturday morning, September 24, 2011 following an extraordinarily courageous 32-month battle against stage IV colon cancer. He fought valiantly until his last breath and passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family.
Steve was born on February 15, 1956 in Spokane, Washington, the first born child to Ronald Eugene and Betty Ruth (Hunt) Anable. Steve has one brother, Darrel Anable, and one sister, Debbie (Anable) Fought.
Steve's family moved to Renton, Washington. in 1958. Steve attended elementary school, junior high and senior high school in the Renton area. He graduated from Issaquah High School in 1975. He used to joke about repeating the third grade, saying, "I liked third grade so much I took it twice!" Steve worked several jobs for 3 years before deciding to pursue college.
Steve attended Judson Baptist College from 1978-1982, both at the Portland, OR and The Dalles, OR when the college moved to a larger campus in 1980. He earned an A.S. degree in 1980, and a B.S. degree in Recreation, Camping, and Youth Ministries in 1982. Steve liked to joke saying, "he majored in PLAY!" Steve also attended Western Conservative Baptist Seminary in Portland Oregon from 1984-1988, and earned a Master of Arts in Church Education degree in 1987 and a Master of Divinity Degree in 1988. Steve later became ordained at South Tacoma Baptist Church.
On July 10th, 1982, Steve married his best friend, Marilyn Thackery at North Albany Baptist Church. Over the 29 years they were married, they lived in 14 houses and lived in 8 cities, including living in The Dalles three times! They were blessed with two children, Jared Steven in 1986, and Jamie Lynn in 1989. Steve's children were the love of his life, besides his wife, and his Savior, Jesus Christ.
Steve served in many ministries over 30 years: Calvary Baptist Church-Youth Intern, 1981-1982; Village Baptist Church-Son City Youth Ministry, 1984-1987; Milwaukie First Baptist Church-Youth Pastor, 1987-1989; South Tacoma Baptist Church-Youth Pastor, 1989-1997; Camp Tadmor-Director, 1997-2001; Calvary Baptist Church, The Dalles-Assistant Pastor, 2001-2002, and Senior Pastor 2002-2011, until his death. Steve was able to be a part of many mission trips to many countries: Mexico (3 times), the Philippines, Israel and the Holy Lands, and the Ukraine.
Steve's hobbies included anything recreational, but he particularly loved snow skiing, cycling, football, baseball, football reffing, golf, tennis, and "working out" at the gym. Steve hated mechanics, mowing lawns, yard work, putting on snow chains, peas, broccoli, asparagus, and most anything green!!
Steve is survived by his wife, Marilyn; his son and daughter-in-law Jared & Kristi; his daughter, Jamie Lynn; mother, Betty (Anable) Michael and her husband, Mike; brother, Darrel and spouse Robin; sister Debbie Fought and spouse Grant; nieces, Sheena, Carissa, Kacey, Audrey Byrd, and nephews Jake and Austin. Steve was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Eugene Anable, and by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Remembrances to Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, "Steve Anable Memorial Fund", Samaritan's Purse, Celilo Cancer Center, Heart of Hospice or Calvary Baptist Church.
Friends are invited to a time of viewing and fellowship on Friday, September 30th from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and to his memorial service on Saturday, October 1st at 2:00 p.m. both at Calvary Baptist Church (3350 Columbia View Drive, The Dalles, Oregon 97058).
Please visit our website to leave a note of condolence for family or to read Steve's entire life story 
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  Ronald Eugene Anable (1930 - 2004)
Steven Eugene Anable
"HUZ" and "POPS"
February 15, 1956 - September 24, 2011
"For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Phil. 1:21
Park Lawn Cemetery
The Dalles
Wasco County
Oregon, USA
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Record added: Oct 15, 2011
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Steven Eugene Steve Anable
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Steven Eugene Steve Anable
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Steven Eugene Steve Anable
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