The family of Joseph E. Stephens is announcing his 95th birthday. Dad was born in Tooele on May 26, 1923, in the family home. He attended Tooele schools before leaving to serve proudly in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Upon returning home, he enrolled at the University of Utah, graduating with a degree in Biology and began a three decade-long career in the Tooele County School District. Dad taught at Deseret Chemical and Central Elementary schools before serving as principle at both Harris and East Elementary schools. He was appointed as the school district Assistant Superintendent until his retirement in 1986. Dad will long be remembered for his devotion to the education of Tooele County’s youth. He is father to two children, grandfather to seven and “Papa Joe” to 23 great-grandchildren. Happy Birthday to a wonderful man and our family’s hero.