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A funeral service was held on March 1 at the Unity Center of North Spokane for Deer Park resident Clarence "Steve" H. Stevenson IV, who passed away on Feb. 26 in Spokane.
Born in Mason City, Iowa, and reared in Glendale, Calif., he graduated from Glendale Community College. He joined the Air Force and worked on nuclear missiles in Roswell, N.M.
He later worked for the Knudsen Co. in refrigeration conveyer systems. From there, he moved to Eureka, Calif., and owned the Blue Lake Garage, an auto mechanic and towing business.
Mr. Stevenson moved to the Inland Northwest in 1978, and resided in Deer Park. He participated in the city planning on the re-zoning for commercial property, which allowed the expansion of several Deer Park businesses. He was also a volunteer for the Deer Park Fire Department.
He worked for Mercy Ambulance and then for Crime Check/911 after moving to Spokane. He stayed there until his disability in 2002.
Throughout his life he loved racing, scuba diving, stock cars, riding horses, camping, fishing, and canoeing.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Stevenson; five children, Angela Lynette, David Bruce, Sean Allen, Shane Arik and Nicole Marie Stevenson; and four grandchildren,.
The family requests memorials be made to the Veterans Administration Medical Centerâ€™s Spokane Voluntary Service.