Baker City, 1935-2020
Robert LeRoy “Bob” Stevens, 85, of Baker City, and a former resident of Hermiston, died on Oct. 7, 2020, at his residence.
Bob was born on July 13, 1935, at Libby, Montana, to George Allan Stevens and Catherine Adell Milner. Bob was in the United States Navy from 1952 to 1956 and was ranked damage control second class. During his time in the Navy, Bob received several awards.
In 1960, Bob received his GED at Pendleton. He also received training for physical security. After leaving the service, Bob worked at the Umatilla Army Depot from 1956 until 1975 and received several accommodations for outstanding service in his position. In 1975 Bob went to work for DM Carroll Trucking and Fredrickson Trucking until his retirement in 1995.
On June 19, 1957, Bob married Clarice June Carroll at Hermiston. Together they raised two children, Tammy and Phillip. Bob was a resident of Hermiston and Umatilla County for 55-plus years.
In 2013 Bob and Clarice moved to Baker City to be closer to their daughter. While living in Baker City, Bob joined the Eagles and Baker City VFW. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, woodworking, and collecting and shooting guns.
Bob is survived by his wife, Clarice J. Stevens of Baker City; his son, Phillip A. Stevens (Chris) of Baker City; his daughter, Tammy L. Smietana (Mike) of Baker City; his grandchildren, Stacey Dunley and her family in Wyoming, Jeremy Stevens and his family in Nebraska, special granddaughter, Andrea (Josh) Kennedy and a special great-granddaughter, Cameron Woll, both of Hermiston; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, George Stevens, and his mother, Catherine McCall; two brothers, Donald Stevens and Richard “Dick” Stevens; and a sister, Betty Stevens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Best Friends of Baker City through Gray’s West & Co., 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814. To leave an online condolence for Bob’s family, go to www.grayswestco.com