OBITUARY: Ed Stephens

Ed Stephens

December 5, 1928 ~ June 21, 2021

Ed Stephens passed peacefully from this life, surrounded by his family, just before sunrise on June 21. Edward (Eddie) was born Dec. 5, 1928, to Amos and Anna Stephens, the youngest of seven children. He was born in Nampa, Idaho, and when he was a child they moved by horse and wagon to a homestead in Vale, Oregon. His family cleared the sage brush and made their living at farming. 

This was during the Depression, but Dad always said he felt fortunate that they always had good food from the farm, when many people were going hungry. They had milk and eggs, a vegetable garden, and fried chicken for Sunday dinner when the family would gather. He loved his mom’s homemade bread with butter, potatoes and . . .