A Tribute By His Family
Stephen Henneberry left his family and friends to go to the "Great Golf Course in the Sky" November 18, 2015.
A resident of Medford, Ore. for 25 years, Steve arrived with his partner-in-fun, his wife, Cheryl. They celebrated their 40th Anniversary last year. They got a big kick out of arriving in Medford with the license plate on their car that read ‘last ca.' It took them a while to realize that the toots and hurrah’s they were getting from other local drivers were because the resident of Oregon took it to mean “Last Californian” instead of what Steve intended, which was his last car.
Steve was born in San Francisco, Calif. in 1935 to a family of five children and is survived by his beloved wife, Cheryl; his sister, Eleanor Henneberry Jones (Terry). He retired to Oregon in 1990 to a farm in Sams Valley and moved into the city in 2000. He was father to John Henneberry (Tami), Kelly Fisk (Dave), Liz Hasson (Phil), and Michelle Dusich (Joe). He had eight grandchildren, Stephen, Michael, Jack, Katy, Claire, Quinton, Valerie, and Lindsay (Chaz) and recently met his great-grandson, Charlie.
He was a U.S. Navy serviceman during the Korean conflict. After leaving the Navy, he found his way to Watkins Johnson in Silicon Valley where he became Vice President of Quality Assurance.
He belonged to a group called "Bar to Barfers" whose name is self explanatory. He met a lot of wonderful friends there and has maintained those friendships even after he became a member of A.A.
In A.A. he found sobriety in 1985. He sponsored and helped many others to find their own sobriety. With 30 years in the program and a wonderful sense of humor, he became a role model for many. When he was diagnosed with cancer, his daughter asked if he might drink again and he replied, ‘I never even think about drinking and have no desire.’
He was an avid golfer and held claim to four ‘hole-in-one’ awards. He was a member of R.V.C.C. for many years, played often and made even more friends.
He will be remembered for his quick sense of humor and his never-ending jokes and stories that made many people laugh. He was full of life, hope, and humor and was an inspiration to all who knew him. Arrangements are being planned.