STEVEN BOWEN TUBBS
November 22, 1946 ˜ March 18, 2021
Steve Tubbs was born in Chicago, IL, to Donald and Maxine Tubbs on Nov. 22, 1946. Steven met his wife of over 50 years, Linda Noble Tubbs, at the University of Washington. After graduating from the U of W they moved to Portland, OR, where Steve attended Lewis and Clark Law School. After obtaining his law degree Steve took a job with the Clark County Prosecutor’s office. After a few years at the prosecutor’s office, Steve moved into private practice in Vancouver, WA. He continued to practice well into his 60’s.
Steve strongly believed in giving back to his community. His leadership skills led him to serve as President of the Westside Soccer Club, President of the Hudson’s Bay High School Booster Club, President of the Clark County Bar Association, President of the Vancouver Bridge Club and he proudly served on the Washington State Bar Association’s Board of Governors. Steve was also responsible for helping create the “before and after school program” and the “summer program” through the Vancouver School District and Vancouver Parks and Recreation Department which has given a safe place to thousands of school children since 1988.
Outside of his many public duties, Steve enjoyed many hobbies and activities. He loved playing games, especially duplicate bridge. He was a “life master” bridge player. He always loved the outdoors including hiking and camping. He became a “Master Gardner” and Docent for the Japanese Gardens in Portland. His home was twice featured in Vancouver garden tours. He learned to fly and invited friends and family for many flights. He loved cars, including obtaining one of the earliest Tesla’s in this area. He and Linda loved to travel. His desire to travel started at a young age when he hitchhiked across Europe on $5.00 per day sometimes sleeping on the beaches in Italy. He and Linda would travel (many times with family and friends) throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. They loved the Oregon Coast and would often spend holidays at their second home in Seaside with family and friends. He loved the arts and he and Linda would frequently travel to Ashland to see the plays at the Shakespearean festival. Steve loved to write. His Christmas letters were legendary and always anticipated by his friends. He published his first book, “Pembral Forgets” in January of this year. He loved great conversation and would surround himself with intelligent, diverse and wonderful friends. Most of all, Steve loved his wife, Linda, daughter Corianne and his Grandchildren, Marli and Isaiah whom he took on endless adventures and showered with laughter, guidance and love.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Tallan; and sister, Pamela Tubbs. He is survived by his wife, Linda; brother, Tim; daughter, Corianne (Pratoussy); and grandchildren, Marli and Isaiah Rittierodt. Steve died on March 18, 2021. He was 74. A memorial service will be held August 7 at 12 p.m. at Lacamas Lake Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to:
the Vancouver Bridge Club, c/o Kathy Mather
10504 NW 34th Ct., Vancouver, WA. 98685-2220
OR... just go to your local park and clean up garbage and post a picture on social media at #SteveTubbsLovesNature
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