On Aug. 21, 2020, Jim Stebner, loving husband, father and grandfather, went home to his heavenly father at the age of 90.
Jim was born on Aug. 7, 1930, to Johnny and Ruby (Glenn) Stebner at home in Powell. He was an only child and attended Powell schools. In 1950, Jim joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Korean War until 1953, something he was very proud of. He enjoyed telling stories of his military service and his many adventures.
On Nov. 6, 1954, Jim married Blanche Coorough. They shared over 65 years together and made their home in Powell and cabin in Crandall. To their union they had three sons: Curt, Lance and Todd.
Jim was an avid member of the Eagles, Elks and American Legion. He also received an award for “Ambassador for Peace” from the Republic of Korea. Jim was also quite the entrepreneur, starting and selling several businesses in the area, as well as real estate development.
Woodworking was something he was very talented at. He built his cabin in Crandall and spent many years there hunting and fishing. Jim enjoyed four wheeling and exploring the mountains. He also spent several years as the “water czar,” maintaining the Hunter Peak waterline. In 1990, Jim helped build a wagon and rode in the Wyoming Centennial Celebration.
Jim made friends easily and would talk with anyone. Jim enjoyed a cup of coffee, a drink and a smoke while socializing with his many friends and family. Jim was very appreciative that all three of his sons lived close by and he was able to see them and watch his seven grandchildren grow.
The family would like to express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Sapp and her staff, and the loving, caring staff and nurses at Powell Valley Healthcare. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate memorials be sent to the Powell Senior Center.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Ruby Stebner.
He is survived by his loving wife Blanche Stebner of Powell; sons, Curt and Connie Stebner of Powell, Lance and Dey Lynn Stebner of Cowley, and Todd and Michelle Stebner of Greybull; and his seven grandchildren, Cory and Chancey Stebner of Powell, Landen, Boston, Rylan Stebner of Cowley, and Mason and Megan Stebner of Greybull.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, at 10 a.m., at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Powell. Officiating services will be Pastor Kurt McNabb.