Dale Blake Stephenson, 75, passed away April 20, 2019 in Provo Utah. He was born June 29th, 1943 in Provo Utah. He is the son of Blake and Alice Bushnell Stephenson.
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He attended Timpanogas Elementary school and BY High School. After graduating in 1961, he joined the Air Force and served in Lubbock, Texas; Topeka, Kansas; Tripoli Libya and the Congo. After leaving the military, he attended BYU for 2 years.
He married Diane Rose Phillips on May, 5 1965. They are the parents of 8 children; Jana (Rob Larsen), Mark (Heather Benson), Jeff (Marianne Taylor), Deidre (Ed Plummer), Shan (Tara Brewer), Kent, Amy (Todd Stoddard), Jill (Cortney Smith). He has 26 grandchildren and 6 Great grandchildren.
He started his career as a sanitation worker and progressed through the ranks to manager of the Streets and Sanitation Department for Provo City. He was hired to build and manage the transfer station and landfill for the South Utah Valley Solid Waste District. He retired in April of 1999. During this time he also worked for Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in data processing.
He coached little league baseball, The Provo High School Sophomore baseball team and in the American Legion baseball program. He served in the Cub Scout program for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and sports. Later in life he loved building KNEX models and doing Sudoku puzzles.
He was a very generous and serving man. Whenever he saw of knew of someone in need, he did his best to help them.
He is survived by his wife Diane, His 8 children, and sister, Rella Nelson. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 sisters, Kay Stephenson and LoReta Sorenson.