STEVEN CLAY IVIE
January 19, 1949 ˜ September 11, 2021
Steven Clay Ivie passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 11, with his beloved wife Connie by his side. The world has lost an amazing son, brother, husband, grandfather, stepfather and friend. He will be greatly missed.
Steve was born Jan. 19, 1949 in The Dalles, OR, to Monroe and Lois Ivie. He graduated from Evergreen High School and later Portland State University. He proudly served his country in the Vietnam War. He went on to teach art at Clark College and later worked as a CPA in the social services field. Steve is survived by his wife, Connie Ivie; stepchildren, Lisa (Eric), Teri (Chip), Kelly (Deanna) and Alison; grandchildren, Morgan-26 (Hunter-26), Colton-25 (Gisell-24), Donovan-22, Haylee-20, Jade-19, Aidan-17, Devin-16 and Levi-14; great-grandchildren, Arabella-6, Avery-3 and Maylene-3 months; sister, Barbara (Bob); nieces, Colleen and Carrie; and close friends, Mitch, Duane and John. He was preceded in death by his father, Monroe; and mother, Lois.
Steve and Connie lived as the loves of each other’s lives for 35 years. Steve devoted his life to Connie and her children and enjoyed every moment of being a grandfather to 11. Whether it was taking his grandkids on special trips, spending one-on-one time with them or leaving them funny happy birthday messages, he took the time to connect with each one. He was committed to his family until the end. People would describe Steve as honest, dependable, funny, patriotic and loyal. Steve passionately loved living in Hockinson and traveling with Connie, classical and Latin music, history, military memorabilia, hiking, playing the guitar, and his cats CC and Charlie.
Steve served in The United States Navy from 1968-1972. He was awarded a Bronze Star in the Vietnam War. One of Steve’s PBR515 comrades wrote, “Steve was a friend, wonderful person and was greatly respected. He served his country with honor and dignity.”
A memorial service will be held for Steve at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens: 1101 NE 112th Avenue, Vancouver, WA. It will be outside, west of the mausoleum. Immediately following is a Celebration of Life: LeRoy Haagen Memorial Community Park: NE 9th Street, Vancouver, WA. Please bring your own chair to each event.
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Published by The Columbian on Sep. 26, 2021.