It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Stephen E. West. He was a bright spark in this world and will be deeply missed by many. He never knew a stranger and would always make you feel welcome. Anyone that truly understood him knew he had such a big heart; was touched by his kindness; humor; and mild temperament. He was truly a peacemaker and was always a source of positivity.
He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Donna, 3 children, Naomi (Steve) of CDA, Allison, and Robert of Boise, his father (Dr. Robert West) and mother (Martha), of CDA , 1 brother Chris (Natalie) of The Woodlands, TX, and 3 sisters, Anna (Matt) CDA, Cathy (Dick) CDA, and Sarah (Brian) of Tsawwassen, Canada, 3 lovely grandchildren Alexandria 13, Samantha 11, and Kennedy 6, numerous nieces and nephews who love their Uncle Steve as well as his extended family and an abundance of friends. We will all miss him more than words can say.
Steve has had a variety of positions starting as the Bureau Chief at Department of Health, Boise Regional Administrator at DEQ, he owned and operated an Engineering Firm (Centra) for 13 years and was working at his final and favorite position at Northwest Power & Conservation Council when he passed. Steve poured his heart and soul into his work and all the people Steve worked with absolutely admired him.
Steve recently was inducted into the Sons of the American Revolution, a true honor that pleased him greatly.
He loved fiercely and deeply and we take comfort in knowing that Steve is now at peace surrounded by light. A short “celebration of life” will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2022 at the Church of God Seventh Day, Building 1808 W. 3rd Street, Meridian. Burial will be at the Dry Creek Cemetery where there will be graveside services at the Syringa Section at 2:00 p.m. All friends and family are invited to join us celebrate a life well lived but taken too soon.
We give a special “thank you” to the St. Luke’s Hospice team who took such great care of him during his final time on earth.
“You never said I’m leaving, you never said goodbye. You were gone before we knew it, and only God knew why. A million times we needed you, a million times we cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place that no one could ever fill. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God took you home.”
A celebration of life will be held, 12:00 pm, Friday, July 22, 2022 at the Church of God Seventh Day building, 1808 W. 3rd St., Meridian. A graveside service will follow at 2:00 pm, at Dry Creek Cemetery, 9600 Hill Rd., Boise.