A memorial and celebration of life for Steven Craig Stayton, 75, of Mountain Home, Idaho, who passed away May 15 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise, Idaho, will be announced at a later date.
He was born on Feb. 16, 1945, in Modesto, California, to parents Clyde and Hazel (Leith) Stayton, who preceded him in death.
Steve graduated from Marion High School in 1963. After graduation he served in the U.S. Navy until he was honorably discharged in 1967. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam during the Vietnam War as a member of the Seabees. He received a Vietnam Service Medal with Fleet Marine Force Combat Insignia, a National Defense Service Medal, and a Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device.
Steve is survived by daughter Kim and son-in-law Scott Spicer of Plattsmouth, Nebraska; daughter Kris and son-in-law David Page of McPherson; daughter Kelli and son-in-law Craig Yost of Wilmore, Kansas; daughter Christy Vickery of Louisiana; daughter Tiffany Haertling of Mountain Home; daughter Amber and son-in-law Robert Lindsay of Mountain Home; daughter Gracie of Weiser, Idaho; stepson James Larson and wife Keilee of Nyssa, Oregon; and stepson Keidon Decker of Weiser; grandchildren Erin, Quinten, Archer, Madison, Ethan, Elle, Cy, Ashley, Hunter, Logan, Paige, Evan, and Quinn; five great-grandchildren; sister Linda (Stayton) Thomas; sister-in-law Carol Burch and husband Bob; sister-in-law Robin Owings and husband Steve; niece Deanna Woodley and husband Brian; niece Jennifer Simmons; and niece Melissa Laninga and husband Nathan. He is also survived by Frances Sanders, mother of Kim, Kris, and Kelli, and by Shelley Stayton, mother of James, Keidon, and Gracie.
Besides his parents, Steve was preceded in death by his wife, Debbie (Meriweather) Stayton, mother of Christy, Tiffany, and Amber; mother-in-law June Meriweather; father-in-law Tom Meriweather; and brother-in-law Bob Thomas.
Steve’s family asks friends to visit his memorial webpage at www.bowmanfuneral.com.