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Strate Funeral Home

329 East Grand Coulee Ave, Grand Coulee, WA

OBITUARY

William Robert Stevens

May 13, 1946June 10, 2019

William Robert “Bill” Stevens passed away peacefully in his home on June 10, 2019 at 2:30pm. He fought a losing battle with a very aggressive form of metastasized prostate cancer. Bill was an avid outdoorsman who was most happy when he was in the mountains. He was a forester and the Silviculturist for the BIA, working his entire career on the Colville Reservation. Bill was born May 13, 1946 to Robert B. and Jane E. Stevens in the Mason City hospital in Coulee Dam, WA. He graduated from Coulee Dam High School in 1964, attended Washington State University earning a Bachelors Degree in 1968 and Oregon State University where he earned his Masters Degree in Forestry in 1969. In 1975 Bill met and later married Vicki L. Erickson who was a elementary school teacher in Coulee City, WA. Their daughter Samantha Erin was born in 1977. Samantha married Sergio Muniz August 9, 2002 on Bill & Vicki’s 27th Wedding Anniversary. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. He is survived by his wife Vicki, daughter Samantha Muniz (Sergio), grandsons Colton age 14, Carson age 12 and Collin age 10 and special honorary grandson Finn Beery age 10, Bill’s sister Barbara Durnil, and Vicki’s large extended family who loved him like a son, brother and uncle. Bill’s graveside urn burial service will take place Friday, June 21, 2019 at 2:00pm in Spring Canyon Cemetery, Grand Coulee, WA. We ask, in lieu of flowers, that any donations be made in Bill’s name to the American Cancer Society 2120 1st Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 or online at https://www.cancer.org/. Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee is assisting the family. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at https://www.stratefuneralhome.com for Bill’s family

Services

  • Graveside Urn Burial Friday, June 21, 2019

Memories

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Darlene Wilder

July 25, 2019

Appreciate having known Bill since we began Coulee Dam High School 1960; remember his quiet kindness and gentle smile. A special prayer for his wife of many years and wonderful teacher -
our my youngest son was blessed to have her during the foundation of academics began and passed on to him. 2014 our son achieved the Masters of Science from the University of Washington School of Forest Resource Management, now a forester with the BIA Nespelem Agency - Prayers to his sister, children and grandchildren and other loved ones as they grieve and keep those memories.

Derek Beery

June 11, 2019

My fondest memory of Bill is shooting trap. Finn was angry that he wasnt invited because Bill was his friend first. It proved a fun day and I learned so much about Bill that day. I will miss him greatly.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY