Michael C. StevensFebruary 27, 1968 ~ May 10, 2017 (age 49)
Michael Stevens was born on February 27th 1968. A third generation Boisean, he loved everything that Idaho had to offer, from fishing with his Grandpa and Grandma Lemon, to mountain biking in the Boise foothills and skateboarding as a teenager in the North End. He was also a consummate river guide and white water kayaker, spending many seasons on the Lower Salmon River making many life-long friends with the people he knew and worked with. He was lucky enough to have much love from his family including his beloved Grandma Ginny.
Michael was well known in Boise for his culinary skills and his love for the industry. He started his career at 16 working at the Sandpiper Restaurant and went on to attend Culinary school at BSU. In addition, he earned an Anthropology degree and teaching certificate going on to teach school in Fairfield for a year in 2002.
Many people love and remember the amazing offerings he created and baked while he was part owner and general manager of Lucy”s Coffee Shop. An endeavor he helped open with his family and named after his Grandma Lemon.
He also worked off and on for many years at Harrison Hollow which was always a welcoming home to him when he would get off the river at the end of the season. They loved Mike and he loved them. He was the General Manager of Smokey Mountain Pizza for 8 years and he finally worked at the Boise Co-op which he had always wanted to do. He was a dedicated and skilled worker who was held in much regard from the many people who worked with and for him.
He married his longtime friend Elizabeth Hilton and together they created his proudest accomplishments in his daughter Isabel (15) and son Annan (13). A dedicated father, he loved them above everything else and made sure they would be well cared for and loved when he and Liz divorced after 15 years of being together.
Michael is survived by his mother Sally who was always his greatest champion, his step-dad Steve Trout, who helped care for him during his illness. His brother Chris and sister in-law Heather Schwartz, his step-brother Uriah Trout, his great aunt Katie Burrell, his many cousins, aunts and uncles and of course his two loving children Isabel and Annan.
Mike was well known and well liked and will be missed by the many, many people who knew and loved him in Boise.
“Every silver lining’s got a touch of grey. With 365 days in a year, there will no doubt be pain and sorrow, but whatever happens, push through it. There will be a rainbow after the storm.” – the Grateful Dead.
Date: June 10, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: 3907 S Mesa View Ln, Boise, ID 83706
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1055398864593953
A fundraising account for his children has been set up at: http://www.youcaring.com/mikestevens-686131
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