George Allen Stevens passed away December 16, 2013 at Mackenzie Willamette Hospital in Springfield, Ore. after a long battle with COPD. Before entering the hospital George lived in Eugene, Ore. with his beloved wife ,Jonnie, and his dog, Trigger, his best friend.
George was born August 6, 1939 in Ambrose, N.D. to Clarence and Olga Stevens. When George was six the family moved to Junction City, Ore. and later to Medford, Ore. where his father worked for the railroad.
In 1960 George married Alma Stovall in Medford. They had two children, Terri Lynn and Jordan Allen.
George worked for Boise Cascade for many years. As a millwright, he was able to use his talents for troubleshooting and solving problems. He was a talented welder, using this skill in his work and to make things from wrought iron for friends and family. In 1997, George married the love of his life, Jonnie Davidson, in Oklahoma City, Okla. where he worked in the oil industry.
After returning to Oregon, George worked for Marathon Coach in Coburg before retiring in 1999. George and Jonnie enjoyed taking trips to the Oregon coast, watching NASCAR, drag racing, and tennis on TV, and just being together. He also enjoyed collecting hats and die-cast model cars.
George's personality made him seem 'bigger than life,' with a sharp wit and jokes that never stopped. This made him a favorite with nearly everyone he met. He will be terribly missed by all who knew and loved him.
George is survived by his wife, Jonnie, of Eugene, Ore.; daughter, Terri (Kevin) Tinker of Lake Forest Park, Wash.; son, Jordan (Kelli) Stevens of Medford, Ore.; stepdaughter, Angella (Joe) Wilson of Grants Pass, Ore.; stepson, Andy Davidson of Vancouver, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Beverly (Tony) Dantzman of Crescent City, Calif.; brother, Jack Stevens of Dufur, Ore.; and many neices and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Buford, Chester, and Donald Stevens; sister, Lavone Herzog, and granddaughter, Shelbi Stevens.
Arrangements were taken care of by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service of Springfield, Oregon. No service is planned.