Steven Clyde Warren, 60, of Apple Valley, Calif., was taken home to the Lord on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.
Steven was born to John and Janet Warren on March 30, 1953, in Mt. Vernon. At the age of 4, his family moved to Chino, Calif., and lived there for 20 years. Steven married Stella Vasquez in June 1973, in Pomona, Calif., before serving in the U.S. Army for four years where he reached the rank of sergeant. After stations in Virginia (where Steven was born) and Kentucky (where Derek was born), Steven and Stella moved to Nampa, Idaho (where Brandon was born) and he attended Boise State University, receiving his BA in Accounting. Later, he moved to Alaska and lived with his sons in both Anchorage and Fairbanks, and ultimately finished his years splitting time between Apple Valley and Nampa.
Steven always enjoyed the outdoors: fishing, camping, hunting and just being outside. He worked many summers in the Alaskan salmon industry as financial officer for multiple canning and processing companies. A self-titled “mountain man,” he was always at home in the wild of Alaska, and always spoke highly of his time spent there.
Steven was also known as “such a great cook” by many of his close friends and family, and always ready to step in and lend a hand in the kitchen. He also worked for a while as a caterer, never shy about showing off his cooking or offering to make one of his specialities such as chicken gizzards or his signature fish fry — always a crowd favorite.
Steven loved his home state of Illinois. He spent many summers visiting his Grandma and Grandpa Hawkins, special Aunt Brenda and Jeanie, Uncle Ronnie, Delores and Clifford, Jacksons, Lovins, Hesses and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Steven had recently been baptized at Calvary Baptist Chapel, near his home in California.