Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 22, 2005
Lonnie Stephenson

lonniestephensonOn Valentine’s Day, Lonnie, age 84, received head injuries from an accidental fall. Feb. 16, he slept through his birthday. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, he passed away from his injuries.

Lonnie was born Feb 16, 1920, in Henrietta, Okla. to Andrew Jackson Stephenson and Jennie Wise Mullins. He was number 12 of 15. Three siblings are still living, Suda, Dorothy and Albert.

He married Donna “Ruth” Cheves Jan. 22, 1942, and raised two children. He was a WW II Veteran in the U.S. Army serving his country in France from 1942 – 1945. Upon his return he worked at Benicia Arsenal until 1962, when he transferred to Tooele Army Depot and retired in 1976.

Family includes wife, Ruth; daughter, Donna (Owen) Peeler; son, David Stephenson; two grandchildren, Paul and Sarena; two great-grandsons, Brandt and Jarren; and many Senior Center friends.

Preceded in death by parents, eleven brothers and sisters, grandson Jason.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. at Tate Mortuary, where friends may call from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment in the Tooele City Cemetery.

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