Stephen S. Atchison

February 27, 1935December 27, 2011

Stephen S. Atchison, 76, of Bremerton passed away on December 27, 2011. He was born on February 27, 1935 to Lester and Mildred (Flynn) Atchison in Spokane, WA. He married Ruby Frances Leota in Gig Harbor on December 28, 1974. He received his high school diploma through an apprenticeship as a Pipefitter at the Naval Shipyard. Later he became a Nuclear Inspector and Shop Foreman. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1955 at Schofield Barracks and Ft. Derucy in Hawaii. He belonged to the Elks, American Legion, VFW, and the Eagles. He enjoyed listening to music, photography, and reading. He is preceded in death by his father, mother, father-in-law, and brother, Earl Atchison. He survived by his wife Ruby Frances Leota, sons; Douglas Atchison, Jay Vaifanua, Joseph Vaifanua, Jessie Leota; brother Don Atchison (Candy), grandchildren; Sarah, Jordan, Lena, Faamaini, Jimmy, James, Jessie, and two great-grandchildren Eva and Jeremy. Extended family members include George & Diane Stefanini and Dorothy Faagau. There will be a Visitation on Jan 4, 2012, from 5:00–8:00pm at Miller Woodlawn Funeral Home and a Funeral Mass on Thursday, Jan 5, 2012 starting with a Rosary at 10:30 at Our Lady Star of the Sea followed by a Graveside service at 12:30pm at Miller Woodlawn Memorial Park. A reception will follow the graveside service.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 4, 2012
  • Rosary Thursday, January 5, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, January 5, 2012

Stephen S. Atchison

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Family Perfecto Amador

January 5, 2012

Joe, my prayers and thoughts goes to you and your family. May God bring peace upon everyone in comfort during this moment.

Missy Redding

January 4, 2012

My heart & prayers go out to you and your family. I lost my dad 2 years ago. I thought my life would never be the same.....I was right. We will see them again. Remember that.

Lori Willoughby-Gustafson

January 3, 2012

Our prayers amd thoughts are with during this time. Uncle Steve you were loved and will be missed by me until we see each other again... I love you always!

Joseph Vaifanua

January 1, 2012

Dad, we will miss you every day, the best dad that could be.

Adela Caretti

December 31, 2011

My prayers and thoughts are with you every day. May God bring peace and comfort in your time of loss.

Luana Tupua

December 30, 2011

Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time. Please know how much we love and appreciate you! From Luana, Fanua and kids.