Steven R. Tomlinson (1954 - 2017)

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July 4, 1954 ~ June 30, 2017
"Steven will be remembered as a hard-working,
incredibly generous man with a great sense of humor."

Steven R. Tomlinson, 62, of Camas, Washington passed away June 30, 2017 in Portland, Oregon. He was born July 4, 1954 in Spokane, Washington to Ray and Verla Tomlinson. Steven grew up and attended school in Spokane, graduating from Ferris High School in 1972. During his high school career, he was a prominent athlete and was very involved in school activities. He played football, basketball and ran track. At one point, Steven, was so determined to get his letter in track that, sick with serious pneumonia, he walked the 440 yard dash.
Following high school, he attended WSU, where he received his Master's degree in Pharmacy. Steven started his career as a pharmacist by moving his new family to Baker City, Oregon. After several years, he moved to Gresham, Oregon and then finally back to Washington. Over the years, Steven worked at Fred Meyer's, Safeway's and finally at Walgreen's as a pharmacy manager. He spent many years training Pharmacy Tech's and encouraging people to further their education.
Steven was a life-long member of WSU Alumni Association. He was a dedicated member of his "Ferris High School class of 72". In his younger days, he was an Eagle Scout and received the God and Country Award.
Steven enjoyed volunteering at the free clinic in Vancouver for over 30 years. Even though he was a workaholic, he did love to travel when he had time, but his absolute favorite thing was spending time with his parents, children and grandchildren.
Steven is survived by his daughters, Jennifer (Luke) Mahoney of Saco, ME and Casey (Darral) Eason of Meridian, ID; parents, Ray and Verla Tomlinson of Spokane, WA; grandchildren, Jack, Henry, Sidney and Zachary; sister, Nanette Knoell (Jerry) of Fayetteville, NC; and brothers, Stuart Tomlinson (Edra) of Maryland Heights, MO and Kris Tomlinson (Barbara) of Moses Lake, WA.
A celebration of Steven's life will be held, Saturday, July 22nd, 10:00 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Spokane, WA. Reverend Barbara Caviezel of the Moran United Methodist Church will be officiating.
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Published in The Columbian on July 16, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Vancouver Funeral Chapel | Funeral Homes Vancouver WA
110 East 12th Street | Vancouver, WA 986603226 | (360) 693-3633
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