Steven Eavenson

Obituary of Steven D. Eavenson

Steven Duane Eavenson of Nyssa, Oregon passed away at home on December 11th, 2022. Steven was born in 1958 to Ralph Duane and Norma (Hurley) Eavenson and was raised mostly in Parma, Idaho where he graduated from high school. Steven then joined the Army, though was not physically able to complete his MOS training. He traveled around the west, often playing his guitar with different bands in the Reno area, and then spent a couple of years working in western Montana.

Steve finally returned to Parma in 1990 and met his future wife, Mary Ann Chadwick. Steve and Mary Ann hit it off right away and married in September 1991. They settled into married life near Nyssa in a small farmhouse that had been in Mary Ann's family for generations. Steve worked for area farmers and drove trucks for a moving company for several years.

Early in 1997 Steve and Mary Ann met the baby who was destined to be their son. He came into their home when he was just a few months old and the whole extended family celebrated when Scotlyns adoption was finalized in 2001. Steve and Mary Ann spent many of their proudest moments supporting Scotlyn's school achievements both in the Nyssa schools and Adrian High School.

Steve was active in the Lions Club and was quite involved in his church. Though his military service was cut short Steve did what he could to support veterans' organizations and events. He enjoyed hunting and fishing trips with friends and family. Steven also enjoyed attending the Chadwick family reunions, frequently missing the Eavenson reunions to spend time with Mary Ann's family. Steve loved his pets and always had a dog and several cats around the house.

A misdiagnosis and mistaken treatment resulted in Steven's kidneys failing. He spent many years on dialysis and finally received a kidney transplant in 2014. Mary Ann was a faithful caregiver through all those years despite struggling with unexplained tumors herself. In recent months Mary Ann developed melanoma and Steven struggled with the caretaker role. Unable to take adequate care of them both Steve missed doses of his anti-rejection meds which shortened his life. Steve went on hospice but did not linger.

He went home to Jesus, knowing it would not be long before his wife joined him. Over the years Steve was active in the Church of the Nazarene in Nyssa, Parma, and Weiser, Idaho. Steve would like to be remembered for his love of God, family, music, and telling jokes. Preceding Steven in death were his grandparents and parents.

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