Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle, Steven Tracy Hess, age 69, passed away peacefully at his home in Lima, Montana surrounded by family on Thursday, March 21, 2013. He was born on May 7, 1943 in Salt Lake City. His loving parents, Tracy W. Hess and Florence Bourne Hess celebrated in his long awaited arrival to their eternal family. He was their only child. He was raised in Farmington, where he was surrounded by cherished cousins, aunts and uncles. He attended Davis High School where rodeo was his passion. He married Cheryl Spencer in 1967. From that union, four daughters were born; Stephanie Hess, Syracuse; Tracy Clarno (Bill), Dell, Montana; Charlene Jensen (Lance), Syracuse; Kadie Briggs (Mike), Depuyer, Montana. Steve married his eternal companion Bonnie Paulus on August 6, 1987 which added two more daughters to his family; Jacqueline Regan, West Valley City, and Tamera Wilson (Bruce), West Valley City. He added two more special children, Jase Berriochoa (Alison) and Cali Weekes (Justin) to complete the family. He resided for the past 34 years in Lima, Montana where he ranched and served in religious, agricultural, and community endeavors.
His most important legacy to his family was his love and devotion to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren; Ashlee Thomas, Karissa Thomas, Colton (Ashlee) Clarno, Cimbrelyn Clarno, Caden Clarno, Cenzington Clarno, Troy Scott, Bailey Berriochoa, Mason Jensen, Breanna Jensen, Karsyn Jensen, KwinLee Briggs, Spencer Briggs, Hyrum Briggs, Reed Briggs, Boston Weekes, and Tristin Weekes. He is also survived by two great granddaughters; Fayth and Audrey Clarno.
A visitation will be held at the Lima LDS Church on Thursday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with funeral services starting at 1 p.m. Committal services will be held at the Farmington City Cemetery in Farmington on Friday, March 29 at 11 a.m.
His quirky sense of humor will be missed dearly by all those who loved and knew him.