Allen Dean Stevenson Jr. (PAPA), 68, passed away at his home on July 17, 2021.
On May 11, 1953, Allen was born in Glendale, California, to Dean and Phyllis Stevenson. Allen was raised in California with his sister Linda and brother Gary. Allen graduated from high school in Porterville, California, in 1971.
While working in Oregon, he met the love of his life, Vickie. She was a waitress at the restaurant he frequented, and the attraction was immediate. Vickie was a single parent to four children, and soon after meeting, the whole family packed up to be together in Bend, Oregon. Allen was only 21 years old when he became an instant Dad to Craig, Kim, Kerri, and Kristi. Allen was an avid fisherman with many memories of family fishing trips. One of them was a yearly trip to Ontario, Oregon, to spend a week camping in a cow pasture and to fish the snake river for catfish. These were some of the family's happiest times and provided many great memories.
Allen was a loving son, brother, father, and grandfather. He loved his children and grandchildren unconditionally. Allen's greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren. He made sure to attend every activity and birthday possible, even if he had to travel to do so. Baseball being his favorite, you could see him in the stands at every game cheering them on.
Allen was a hard worker. His entire career was spent as a driller/blaster. He enjoyed it when friends and family would come out to watch one of his shots. He took a lot of pride in his work and truly enjoyed what he did. His work ethic was an inspiration to his children and grandchildren.
Allen was married to Vickie for 47 years. Their home was filled with love, loudness, laughter, and joy. Unfortunately, Vickie passed away in January of 2021, and the family finds comfort in knowing that he will now be forever with his soul mate.
Allen is survived by his Mother, Phyllis Stevenson of Bend, Oregon; daughters, Kim (Pete) Nelson of Baker City, Kerri Robinson (Curtis Tatlock) of Baker City, Oregon; Kristi (James) Shoman of Benton City, Washington; foster daughter Lori Ebright (Dary) of Warrington, Oregon; grandchildren, Lindsey Mawhinney (Red), Taylor Nelson, Brady Nelson, Landon Nelson, Anthony Simmons (Christina), Trever Simmons, TaberBaldwin, DillonBaldwin, Jake Morris, Harley Morris, Emily Tatlock, Sam Tatlock, and CaistynBrooks; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Gary Stevenson; sister, Linda Wolf; brother in law, Byron Hodges (Gloria); sister in law, Sharon Frye (Rob) and several nieces and nephews.
Allen is preceded in death by his wife Vickie Stevenson; father Dean Stevenson; son Craig Robinson; grandson Joshua Nelson; great-grandson Morgan Mawhinney; father in law Wallace Hodges; mother in law June Wallace.
The family will be having a memorial service for Allen and Vickie on the afternoon of Saturday, September 4 (Labor Day Weekend) at 1101 Red Willow Rd. Kendrick ID 83537.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the Baker City Lions Club through Grays West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.
To leave an online condolence for the family of Allen, please visit: www.grayswestco.com.