Michael “Mike” Stephenson, 73, of Richland died Feb. 18, 2018, at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise with his family by his side.
William Michael Stephenson was born on March 17, 1944, at Winnemucca, Nevada. 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 in 2008 to enjoy retirement.
Mike is survived by his son, Ambler Stephenson of Alaska; his mother, Madge Stephenson of Richland; his brother, Bruce Stephenson of Alaska; and his grandchild, Nava Stephenson.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Stephenson, and his sister, Mary Jo.
For those who would like to make a memorial donation in honor of Mike, the family suggests the Eagle Valley EMTs through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences may be made at www.tamispine