DONALD LEE STEPHENS
September 16, 1944 ~ December 24, 2015
"Don was truly an amazing human being.
To have known him is to have loved him.
He didn't have an enemy on earth."
Donald Lee Stephens, 71, of Woodland, WA, passed away Dec. 24, 2015. He fought cancer for eight long years, always positive, always thinking of everyone else first. Don left his family with a sense of peace, knowing he is free from pain and suffering and he will be watching us from heaven above. He was born to Leonard "Dutch" and Ida Stephens on Sept. 16, 1944.
Don worked and was co-owner of Biggs Insurance Co. where he worked for over 40 years.
Don was an avid and very successful fisherman. He loved canning, smoking, and sharing his bounty. He was also an avid hunter of birds, elk, deer, etc. Many of you will remember Don as an awesome baseball player. He received many honors in the sport. He also bowled for many years, having a perfect 300 game. Don loved his family unconditionally
and it was returned by all.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon; son, Scott Stephens (grandsons, Joshua and Ethan Stephens and granddaughters, Ashley (Miles) Blair and Stephanie Stephens); stepson, Eric (Gail) Pederson (step-grandson, Collin Pederson and step-granddaughter, Lindsey Pederson); step-daughter, Kelli Reichert (step-grandson, Calvin Reichert and step-granddaughter, Katie Reichert); his brother, Ron (Maryanne) Stephens; and his sister, Vicky (Todd) Heath.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Pattie; son, Michael Stephens; his parents; and brother, Tom Stephens.
As per Don's wishes, there will be no funeral service. Please just remember him with a smile in your heart. There will be a Celebration of Life for Don at a later time and date. (Please contact a family member or friend for details.)
His favorite charities were Hospice, Wounded Warriors, and Salvation Army.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits
Published by The Columbian on Dec. 31, 2015.