Frank G. (Jack) Stephens


(March 14, 2002)

Frank G. (Jack) Stephens, 79, died March 14.

He was born Aug. 8, 1922 in Hill City, S.D., to Frank G. and Edith Stephens.

He married Patricia Patterson on Oct. 10, 1955 in Glendive, Mont. Together they raised five children.

Frank served in the U.S. Army in World War II and the Korean War.

He later went on to own and operate a business in Spokane, Wash.; Spokane Blasting.

He moved to Seven Bays, Wash., in 1982 and resided there until his death.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; five children, Frank G. Stephens of Napa, Calif., Karen Stephens of Denver, Cecil LeRoy Stephens of Spokane, Clayton Lee Stephens of Issaquah, Wash. and Kynna Rae Marvicsin of Spokane; three grandchildren; three brothers, Ross G. Stephens of Spokane, Wesley B. Stephens of Spokane and Elwood G. Stephens of Post Falls, Idaho; four sisters, Louise E. Smith of Sequim, Wash., Bonnie L. Honeysett of Sequim, Lorraine Wiley of Yelm, Wash. and Merna E. Austin of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Merle Stephens and one infant sister, Eva Stephens.

Jack was a member of Battery B Battalion of the U.S. Army and a lifetime member of the Cody VFW.

A memorial service was planned for 11 a.m. March 20 at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home in Davenport, Wash.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart and Lung Association.