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Michael "Mike" Stephenson, 73, of Richland, Oregon died with his family at his side at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho on February 18, 2018.
William Michael Stephenson was born in Winnemucca, Nevada on March 17, 1944. Mike excelled in sports which included a Heisman trophy from Humboldt County High School "The Buckaroos." He went to college in Reno for four years, followed by Missoula Law School.
Mike later moved to Alaska and homesteaded in the Brooks Range. He enjoyed building log cabins and practiced law in Alaska at Jermain Dunnagan & Owens in Anchorage. He enjoyed hiking, hunting, American West History and family. Mike moved back to Richland, Oregon in 2008 to enjoy retirement.
He was preceded in death by his father William Stephenson and sister Mary Jo.
Mike is survived by his son Ambler Stephenson of Alaska, mother Madge Stephenson of Richland, Oregon; brother Bruce Stephenson of Alaska; grandchild Nava Stephenson.
For those who would like to make a memorial donation in honor of Mike, the family suggests the Eagle Valley EMT's through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, PO BOX 543, Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com