Claudie Harroll Stevens, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2023 in Tremonton, Utah at the age of 92. Born on October 15, 1930 in Gilmer, Texas to Claudie Miller Stevens and Ida Mae Bailey Stevens, Claudie lived a life full of love, achievement, and cherished moments.
He served in the Army National Guard from August 25, 1949 to April 9, 1957, when he was honorably discharged.
On November 6, 1954, Claudie married the love of his life, Juanita Austin Stevens in Longview, Texas. They shared a deep and enduring bond for nearly seven decades. Over the years, Claudie resided in Gilmer and Longview, Texas before settling in Tremonton, Utah where he spent a remarkable 62 years creating lasting memories.
Claudie’s professional journey began as a machinist in Texas before finding his true passion at Thiokol Corporation-Strategic Operations. With unwavering dedication and an impeccable work ethic, Claudie served as a quality assurance inspector for Thiokol for an admirable period of 33 years until his retirement in February of 1992. During his time at Thiokol Corporation, he received numerous achievement awards that highlighted his remarkable contributions to the company.
Beyond his professional achievements, Claudie found immense joy in various pursuits. He obtained farrier certification to shoe horses with expertise and passion. An avid reader and lover of music, he often immersed himself in literary works while enjoying melodies that touched his soul. Adventure called him through riding horses and motorcycles which brought him great exhilaration. Above all else, Claudie treasured spending time with his family; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren held a special place in his heart.
A testament to his faith and devotion to others, Claudie received a Certificate of Ordination for Deacon in North Hills Christian Fellowship of Tremonton on May 18, 2008. His unwavering commitment to his faith was an inspiration to those around him.
Claudie is survived by his beloved wife Juanita Austin Stevens, whose love and support were the pillars of his life. He is also survived by his cherished daughters Terry (Rick) Meeks and Michelle (Ryan) Laws, both of Green River Wyoming; and his adored grandchildren Angela (Jacob) Checketts of Bear River City, Utah, Kody (Vonda Michelle) McBride of Hyrum, Utah, and Dalton (Sierra) McBride of Benson, Utah. Additionally, he leaves behind seven great-grandchildren: Jaycee (Connor) Fox, Garrett Checketts, Kyle Checketts, Brooklyn Checketts, Karsyn McBride, Paityn McBride, and Kylie McBride. Claudie is also lovingly remembered by his two sisters-in-law Ann and Barbara Stevens.
Claudie joins in eternal rest with his parents and his sister Marion (Verl) Hagler. He is also preceded in death by three brothers: Jackie (Barbara) Stevens, Billy (Lavern) Stevens, and Lee Carroll (Ann) Stevens. Their memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew them.
A funeral service to celebrate Claudie's remarkable life will be held on Friday, August 4th, 2023 at 1 P.M., with a viewing held prior from 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M., at the Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home located at 111 N 100 E in Tremonton. Following the service, Claudie will be laid to rest at the Riverview Tremonton Cemetery.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to all their friends and neighbors for their unwavering support and kindness during this difficult time. Appreciation is also extended to Dr. John Markeson, Dr. Jan-Erik Schow, and the entire hospice group for their exceptional care and compassion.
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