|Birth: ||Sep. 1, 1936|
|Death: ||Jun. 13, 2012|
Gary Stevens, 75, passed away June 13, 2012 in Red Bluff, CA. after a long illness. Born September 1, 1936 in Bakersfield, CA., the fourth of five children born to Olen and Margaret Stevens.
He was a fifty year member of the Church of Christ that meets at 1605 Park Avenue in Red Bluff, CA.
He served in the U. S. Army infantry from 1953 to 1956 spending two years in Germany. While in Germany he became home sick for his mother, and he said:
"He promised God if he ever got to come home he would never leave his Mother again". A promise he kept, caring for her and providing her a home until she was 86 years old.
Gary is preceded in death by both parents, two siblings, brother Leonard, sister Dorothy Geer, and nephew Mark Geer.
He is survived by a sister, Alma Simpkins of Red Bluff, and sister and brother-in-law Patsy and Montie Carter of Willows, CA., nieces; Natalie C. Hannum of CA., Rhonda Coates of WA., and Rhonda Coates of WA., and Rhea Quimby of New Mexico, nephews Clayton Carter, Blaine Simpkins, Russell Geer all from CA., and Aaron Carter from TN., several great nieces and nephews, many good friends, and members of his church family, of whom are Jason and Misty Croman, who he regarded his children.
A lifelong bachelor, he devoted his life to serving his Lord, by faithful worship attendance, honoring his parents, looking after his family, and loving his neighbor as himself. He is also survived by his Jack Russell Terrier, Jake.
Mary Margaret Warren Timmons (1908 - 1996)
Dorothy Joyce Stevens Geer (1930 - 2002)*
Gary Lee Stevens (1936 - 2012)
I HAVE FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT,
I HAVE FINISHED THE RACE,
I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH.
II TIM. 4-7
Oak Hill Cemetery
Created by: J
Record added: Jun 16, 2012
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