Verne K. Stevens


(Jan. 2, 2001)

Funeral services are scheduled Friday at 10 a.m. at the Ballard Funeral Home in Cody for Verne K. Stevens, 90, who died Tuesday, Jan. 2 at the Powell Hospital of natural causes.

Mr. Stevens was born Oct. 26, 1910, in Chatfield, Minn. He left home in 1919 at the age of 19 to join the navy, but found work in Cody instead.

He met his future wife, Gay, in the Oregon Basin oilfield. They were married Aug. 12, 1930, in Cody. They enjoyed many outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing, rock hunting and archery.

Mr. Stevens worked for Cody Gas Co. for 46 years, retiring in 1975. After retirement, they enjoyed several cruises and added to their already long list of friends.

He was a long-time member of the Cody Elks Lodge.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Bell and husband Norman; two nieces, Mary Lou Hurt and husband Lee and Marlene Ward and husband Dave; one nephew, Ned Dunn and wife Jeannie of Powell; and grand nephews Sean and Michael Dunn and grand niece Tiffanie May.

He was preceded in death by his wife Gay in July of 2000. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.