Donald Lee "Don" Stephens

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.
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Gordon Buurman
Friend
December 25, 2019
My husband Gary & I have known Donnie for years. I grew up with his 1st wife Patty from Kindergarten on...Donnie was always such a pleasant, smiling and caring man.
Our thoughts & prayers are with his family, friends & loved ones.
Gary & Darla Warner
January 6, 2016
Don was a special person in our life. We will miss his smile and insurance wisdom. Our condolences to his family.

Tom and Shirley Ezetta
January 6, 2016
So many fond memories of Don long ago. Jim & I always thought the world of him. Much love to all of you but especially Scot, Ron & Vicky.
Julie Powers
January 4, 2016
Good bye my friend. ...
Sorry for your loss Sharon...
Larry Romero
January 4, 2016
Donnie was such a kind guy. Always thought he was a real cutie. Very sorry to hear of his passing. FVHS alums will miss him.
Gloria Scott Smith
January 3, 2016
Don was truly a great guy and will be missed terribly. I have so many wonderful memories from Little League through FVHS on the baseball fields of SW Washington.
Chip Nitschke
January 3, 2016
Don will miss your smile. I loved watching you and your brother tom play ball. you were the best, RIP.
karen monahan
January 3, 2016
Don and I became instant friends when we met in High School. We shared many life events together than and for years there after. Don and I also spent many years in the duck blind together, what wonderful times, just the two of us being together enjoying life, the passion we had for hunting and talking about life. A truly wonderful friend and man.
Gordon Buurman
January 3, 2016
Dear Sharon so sorry for your loss Don was a fun and caring man. He will be missed
Nola Koch
January 2, 2016
We went to school with Don and he will be missed a lot. He was a wonderful person and classmate whom we will remember forever. 1962 Class Reunion Committee
Cheryl Thomas
January 2, 2016
You will be missed Don RIP. You were a great man with a sense of humor. Carolyn and I were clients for years and we thank you. Have known you and your family for many years and wish the family peace in their time of loss.
Mike Kartheu
January 1, 2016
What a great neighbor and friend
Peterson Family
January 1, 2016
We will forever remember you as a man with a generous heart, kind smile, and gentle spirit. You knew how to enjoy life and brighten everyone elses by just being you! Love you cousin, you will be missed dearly.

Bryan and Debbie Crowley
Debbie Crowley
December 31, 2015
With a smile in my heart and a tear in my eyes, rest in peace my mentor and friend. You were loved and will be missed.
EarnaFletty
December 31, 2015
Such a wonderful man. Rest in Peace.
December 31, 2015
Rest in peace my friend. You have been the best friend anyone could ask for. I will miss you greatly.
Tim Erickson
December 31, 2015
I was a friend and client of Donnie. He always took the time to acknowledge everyone. I will remember you.
Clyde Ono
December 31, 2015
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