Funeral services for Gerald âJerryâ Stevens, age 71, of Thatcher, was conducted Sept. 8 at the Church Street LDS Chapel, with Bishop David Udall officiating. Interment followed in the Thatcher Cemetery.
Jerry was born Oct. 24, 1940 in Price, Utah, the son of Gerald Sr. and Fern Powell Stevens. At the age of five, Jerryâs family moved to Colville. Jerry spoke often of fond memories of his high school, where he played and excelled in football. After graduating, Jerry enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan. He then served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Eastern Atlantic States.
Jerry attended BYU, where he met Katherine Eloise Heap. They were married in June 1966 for all-time and eternity in the Mesa, AZ Temple.
Throughout his life, Jerryâs ambition and love was farming. He owned and operated his farm in Colville. After retirement, Jerry and Kathy served a mission in the Tennessee Nashville Mission. Jerry and Kathy moved to Arizona in 2011 to enjoy being near family.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy, Thatcher; children, Heather Cochran, Thatcher, Jennifer Hunsaker (Doug), Lake Stevens; David Stevens (Rachel), Bountiful, UT; John Stevens (Linda), Centerville, UT; Holly Rosenlund (Gordon), Olathe, Kansas; Darin Stevens (Chanel), Post Falls, ID; Benjamin Stevens (Clara), Spring Hill, Kansas, and 27 grandchildren. In addition, Jerry is survived by his brother and sisters; Geraldine Morgan, Carolyn Fosback, Marilyn Michael, Robert Stevens, Donald Stevens and Joan Gardner.
Online condolences may be sent to www.caldwellfuneralchapel.com.