John Charles Stevens, 82 of Littleton, Colorado, born April 24, 1940, in Flagler, Colorado, died May 11, 2022, Aurora, Colorado.
Preceded in death by his wife of 55 years Janet S., his mother Crystal S. Stevens & his father Clyde C. Stevens and brother Clyde F. Stevens.
Survived by daughters Mary Stevens-Onufrak (Paul) of Mooresville, NC, Sarah Moore (Michael) of Connelly Springs, NC and son John C. Stevens, Jr (Shawn) of Brighton, CO, Brother Glen Stevens (Karen), Sister in Law Dorothy Barchenger, Brother in Law Francis D’addio (Mary), 8 Grandchildren, 9 Great-Grandchildren, numerous Nephews, Nieces, beloved Neighbors and Friends.
John grew up on the high plains of Eastern Colorado, in Arriba, before joining the Navy, where he served on the USS Blandy, stationed out of Newport, Rhode Island. Not being a fan of the city with no open spaces he returned to Colorado for a short time before heading West to California. In the private sector, John was employed as a Longshoreman in Southern California, before returning to Colorado as a Municipal Financial Consultant, Insurance Advisor, before retiring in 1999.
The love for Colorado, the Rocky Mountains, the High Plains, being a cowboy and watching every single western movie that was ever made, never wavered. He shared his love of nature with his family, camping, yearly family hunting trips with his brothers, fishing, spending uncountable hours at the Trap Range. He also spent many hours flying, growing tomatoes, and creating gifts with his woodworking skills. John was very, very, very active in the Littleton Elks Lodge #1650, serving and participating on numerous Boards, Committees, Festivities, his time with Laradon Hall held a special place in his heart. One of his highest honors was serving as Colorado State President 2001-2002.
John will be laid to rest with his wife at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado on June 1, 2022 after visitation and service at Drinkwine Family Mortuary, Littleton, CO.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances be made in the form of contributions to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, in John’s honor. www.littletonelks1650,com/charities or www.elks.org/donations
A reception will be held after the services at the Littleton Elks lodge 5749 S Curtice St, Littleton, CO 80120.
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