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Keith Stephenson

Mar 19, 2017 - From staff reports

Keith Stephenson of Riverton died Sunday, March 5, 2017, at his home. He was 56 years old.

A memorial service begins at 10 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2017, at Davis Funeral Home in Riverton.

The family encourages those who come to wear camouflage-themed clothing.

Keith Stephenson was born April 16, 1960, in Riverton, to John B. and Raili (Ovaskainen) Stephenson.

He grew up in Riverton and graduated from Riverton High School with the class of 1978.

He was baptized in Riverton at the First Methodist Church.

He worked for the City of Riverton in the parks and recreation department for 35 years, having just recently retired.

He was described as having a strong work ethic and a good sense of humor.

Mr. Stephenson was proud of and loved being from Riverton.He enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting, camping, collecting guns, tying flies, being in the field, cooking wild game, and making jerky and sausage and sharing it with his friends.

He loved black powder target shooting and throwing the hawk and knife at the annual 1838 Rendezvous.

His family said he especially enjoyed duck hunting in the early morning before the 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous.

His son said he was great support for him during his hunting accident, never leaving his side during his recovery.

He said he will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

He was described as "willing to help out anyone in need, giving the shirt off his back."

Keith Stephenson is survived by his daughter, Devonne Blake of Grand Junction, Colorado; son Jarid Stephenson of Powell; former spouse Vickie Blake of Grand Junction, Colorado; good family friend Alaminda Stagner of Grand Junction, Colorado; brother Rick Stephenson; sister Carol Stephenson of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and grandchildren Zeah, Kodia and River.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Raili Stephenson, and a granddaughter, Nova Rose.

Memorials may be made to the Tyler Apodaca Memorial Skate Park in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501 (www.thedavisfuneralhome.com).


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