Husband: Paul Derrick Stevens (1 2 3 4 5 6)
Born: 08 May 1902 in Brodhead, green, WI
Married: 04 Feb 1927 (21)
Died: 08 Mar 1986 in Shoshone, Lincoln, Idaho (7 8)
Father: Edmund Stevens
Mother: Flora Lulu Balis
Spouses:
Wife: Dorothy Schlink (10)
Born: 19 Jul 1909 in Princeville, Peoria, Illinois (11 12 13)
Died: 04 Jun 1986 in Shoshone, Lincoln, Idaho (14)
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02 (M): Paul Edmund Stevens (15 16 17)
Born: 22 Sep 1928 in Janesville, Rock Co, Wisconsin (18 19)
Died: 23 Jan 2006 in Moses lake, Grant, Washington (20)
Spouses: Living
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Additional Information

Paul Derrick Stevens:

Cause of Death: Huntintons criea

Buried: 11 Mar 1986, Jerome Cemetery, Jerome, Jerome, Idaho 9

Notes:

Military Service

US Army, Service Company #16, Signal Corps
#6527381 rank: Private
service: January 24, 1924 - Sept. 5, 1925
Discharge: Honorable
Per copies of "Enlistment Record" and Honorable Discharge from The United States Army"
in files of Dianne Z. Stevens

Footnotes
  1. Balis,Flora- Obituary (unknown newspaper).
  2. Census, Federal - 1930 - Larimer Co, Colorado, Precinct #34, Roll T626_244, P. 3A, Image 0825.
    (7 Apr 1930)
  3. Census, Federal - 1920 - Rock Co., WI, town of Footville - ED# 99, sheet #2, A 3 of 8.

    Line 16 Dwelling # 28 Household # 28

    Stevens, Edmund head OM 48 m n yr? NS NS NS blacksmith
    Flora L. wife 44 m WI WI WI
    Catherine H dau 19 s WI WI WI
    Paul D son 17 s WI WI WI
    Harold B son 11 s WI WI WI
    Dobrow, Jessie boarder 27 s WI WI WI none
    Jones, Brad (?) boarder 19 s WI WI WI store clerk

  4. Census, Federal - 1910 - Jasper Co, Iowa, Palo Alto, Dist 35 Ancestry p. 17 of 21.

    Line 5 Dwelling 195 Household 195

    Stevens, Edward Head age 38 m1 10yrs Can/Eng Can/Eng Can/Fr Occ: Farmer-general
    Flora L. wife 32 m1 10 3 ch born/ 3 living WI WI WI
    Kathryn dau 9 WI Can/Eng WI
    Paul D. son 8 WI Can/Eng WI
    Harold son 1 6/12 SD Can/Eng WI

  5. Census, Federal - 1940 - Malheur Co., Oregon, Cairo, p. 11 of 14.

    Household # 105 value of home $600 lives on Farm

    Stevens, Paul head M W age 37 M sch: H-2 b:WI 1935 Res:same farmer OA income:$100 other:Y
    Dorothy E. wife F W 30 M H-2 IL
    Rosemary dau 13 6 WI
    Edmund P son 11 5 WI
    Lonabelle dau 9 2 CO
    Harold G son 6 CO

  6. C. C. Stevens, Family Source, email.
    (15 Jan 2014)

    the farmhouse just out of Jerome.- Paul and
    Dorothy's. When they quit farming, they moved into Jerome in a trailer park
    and Paul worked for a seed company for quite a few years.

  7. Social Security Death Index.
  8. Obituary, unknown newspaper.

    Paul D. Stevens

    Paul D. Stevens, 83, of Jerome died at the Wood River Convalescent Center in Shoshone March 8.
    He was born May 8, 1902 in Wisconsin. He married Dorothy Schlink in February 1927, and moved to Longmont, Colo., where he farmed for six years. They moved to Ontario, Ore., and then to Twin Falls, where he continued farming. He also worked for Northrup King and Rudy Patrick Seed Compoanies, and for the Jerome Bean Growers Associaiton.
    He farmed in Jerome for 20 years until retiring in 1965 and traveled and worked part time for the seed companies. He served in the U.S. Army, and was a member of St. Jerome's Catholic Chruch of Jerome. He was an active member of the Jerome County Democratic Central Committee and Sugar Loaf Grange.
    Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Stevens of Shoshone; two sons, Paul E. Stevens of Moses Lake, Wash., and Harold G. Stevens of Preston; two daughters, Rosemary Sagaberd, of Portland Ore.; and Lona Larsen of McCall; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
    Rosary was recited Monday at St. Jerome's Catholic Church and Mass of the Christian burial was celebrated Tuesday at St. Jerome's Church with Father Bill Taylor as celebrant. Burial was in the Jerome Cemetery.
    The family suggests memorials to the Wood River Convalescent Center and those may be left at Bergin Funeral Chapel.

  9. Ibid., received from L. Eastman, DEC 2012.

    Music for the services was Hosea, On Eagle's Wings and The Old Rugged Cross, Cleo Stevens was soloist and Gayle Kuhn was organist.
    Pallbearers were, Delbert Hall, Robert Weatherton, Leo Coates, Vern Hall, Ed Otto and Elvin Bolich.
    Burial was in the Jerome Cemetery under direction of the Bergin Funeral Chapel, Shoshone, Idaho.

  10. Census, Federal - 1940 - Malheur Co., Oregon, Cairo.

    Household # 105 value of home $600 lives on Farm

    Stevens, Paul head M W age 37 M sch: H-2 b:WI 1935 Res:same farmer OA income:$100 other:Y
    Dorothy E. wife F W 30 M H-2 IL
    Rosemary dau 13 6 WI
    Edmund P son 11 5 WI
    Lonabelle dau 9 2 CO
    Harold G son 6 CO

  11. Census, Federal - 1930 - Larimer Co, Colorado, Precinct #34, Roll T626_244, P. 3A, Image 0825.
  12. Shirley Nyman Harris, Various papers copied and sent to DZStevens in August 2003.
  13. Certificate of birth.

    [Copy rec'd from L. Eastman, DEC 2012 - in file of DZStevens, Madison, WI]

  14. Social Security Death Index.
  15. Census, Federal - 1940 - Malheur Co., Oregon, Cairo.

    Household # 105 value of home $600 lives on Farm

    Stevens, Paul head M W age 37 M sch: H-2 b:WI 1935 Res:same farmer OA income:$100 other:Y
    Dorothy E. wife F W 30 M H-2 IL
    Rosemary dau 13 6 WI
    Edmund P son 11 5 WI
    Lonabelle dau 9 2 CO
    Harold G son 6 CO

  16. Obituary.

    Paul E. (Ed) Stevens passed away on Jan. 23 after a brief but grace-filled battle with pancreatic cancer. The Holy Rosary will be recited at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church on Thursday at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated by Rev. John Morse, Msgr. Martin Skehan, and Deacon Bob Schrom at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the morning.

    Ed was born in Janesville, Wis. on Sept. 22, 1928, the son of Paul D. and Dorothy (Schlink) Stevens. He had two sisters, Rosemary and Lonabelle, and one brother, Harold. The family moved to Longmont, Colo. during the drought years, then on to Starr, Idaho, and eventually to Ontario, Ore. where they farmed. Ed graduated from Ontario High School in 1946 and immediately enlisted in the Army. He served in occupied Korea at the end of World War II. In 1949 he enrolled in Oregon State College where he worked part time as a research assistant and in his senior year at the Klamath Falls Research Facility.

    With the completion of Grand Coulee Dam, the Bureau of Reclamation was opening up the Columbia Basin for irrigation. Ed drew #8 in the land lottery of 1952 and chose farm unit 232, Block 42. Ed was a founding member and planner, along with Joe Gies, of the First Potholes Water Association which served 32 farms in Block 42 at the time. In 1952 he was named to the Fraternity of Alpha Zeta, a national agriculture fraternity. In 1956 Ed was instrumental, along with Fred Warren and Jake Lybbert, in setting up the Moses Lake Weed District. In 1958 Ed was named Washington State Outstanding Farmer of the Year and later Soil Conservation Farmer of the Year for the Moses Lake area. In 1959 he was named State Legume King by the Washington State Crop Improvement Association for his crop of clover. In 1960 he was appointed to the FHA State Advisory Committee for a two-year period and in 1980 worked with the Citizens Steering Committee for the school bond to replace the roofs on all the schools. Ed was a faithful member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church from the time it was a mission of Ephrata and was an honorary lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus.

    As a young unmarried bachelor, Ed was a magnet for the neighbor kids. The Plaisted, Elder and Gies kids could often be found at Ed's place or out riding on the old Ferguson 30 with him. In 1969, with a gentle nudge from Betty Ekanger, secretary at Lakeview School, he met Cleo Cardinal and they were married in October. They have two children Patrick and Pamela. Ed loved animals and wanted to pass that on. We have many memories over the years of bottle feeding calves, riding horses, showing sheep, and meticulously doing the chores! Ed was most proud to be a farmer and said he was privileged to have seen "the desert in bloom." His greatest enjoyment in the last few years was giving four-wheeler rides to his five grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Taylor, Brandon, and Jared Stevens and Ethan Warring. Ed had three loves in his life -- his wife and children, his grandchildren and his farm.


    He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Cleo, his son Pat and wife Tammy, his daughter Pam and husband Carl Warring, his five grandchildren, his brother Harold (Carol) Stevens of Pocatello, Idaho, his sister Lonabelle (Paul) Eastman of Twin Falls, Idaho and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Dorothy, his sister Rosemary, and his nephew Steven Sagaberd. The family would like to express their special thanks for the extraordinary care and concern of Dr. Rick Hourigan and his nurse, Joelle Unruh, and the nurses, aides, and volunteers of Moses Lake Home Health and Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Our Lady of Fatima Building Fund or the American Cancer Society.

    [Rec'd from Fantastik via Ancestry.com 28 Sep 2012]

  17. C. C. Stevens, Family Source, email.
    (19 Jan 2014)

    (Ed) was a bachelor for 17 years before I met him. The
    secretary at the school where I taught here in M.L. knew him and gave him my
    phone number and it progressed from there. We were married in Oct. of 1969.
    The farm is still the farm here where I live, but my son farms it now. He
    graduated from WSU in Agronomy and came home to farm. Luckily Ed had
    gradually turned over a lot of the farming to Pat before he got sick, so it
    wasn't a huge adjustment. When Ed drew for the unit back in 1952, he drew
    for 80 acres- most of the irrigated units were that size. Then in 1958 he
    bought another 80 down the road a mile and a half- that's the unit that Pat
    and Tammy built a house on. Then in 1985 we had an opportunity to buy
    another 80 adjoining Pat's 80, so we owned about 240 acres. But that isn't
    enough to support 2 families, so Pat started looking for land to lease close
    by and now leases almost another 400 acres. He has 2 full time hired men.
    All his crops are vegetable seed crops- Wheat, alfalfa, carrots, onions,
    coriander, sweet corn, garden beans,and sunflowers. He subleases some of
    his leased land to a nursery for orchard trees. He's busy. The thing about
    the ground here is that it is considered desert, but put some irrigation on
    it and you can raise almost anything. All the land in the Columbia Basin is
    irrigated from Grand Coulee Dam. When Ed came in 1952 the ground was just
    opened for farming and irrigation- it was all virgin farmland. My dad just
    hated the area because when we would drive from Billings to Portland to
    visit relatives he would always make sure we came through M.L. at night
    because it was so desolate.- Not now.

  18. Census, Federal - 1930 - Larimer Co, Colorado, Precinct #34, Roll T626_244, P. 3A, Image 0825.
  19. Ancestry.com.

    [Family tree of Andersen Bonnicksen Fink Sachs Family Tree]

  20. Social Security Death Index.
  21. Shirley Nyman Harris, Various papers copied and sent to DZStevens in August 2003, Roll T626_244, P. 3A, Image 0825.
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