On Tuesday May 2, 2023 Stephen (Steve) Cross passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones. His battles with serious medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing life challenges with a smile and a laugh. Despite the pain, Steve came out a hero and stayed strong until the end.
Steve enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping anything outdoorsy in his prime. He also was happy with a good movie, good book and time with his family. Steve spent much of his youth with friends and his siblings. He met the love of his life and future wife Marsha Haycock. They married in 1967 just before he was called to the Vietnam war. Steve served in The United States Navy. Upon his duties being done he came home to his wife and settled into Salt Lake City, Utah.
They had two children Cami Lynn and Chad Stephen. Steve worked very hard through his life providing for his wife and children. He served as a Welder/Pipefitter for many years and then continued in other crafts until his retirement. He was blessed with two grandsons Canyon Dale and Ethan River which he loved very much. We would also like to make mention of Isaiah, Gabriel and Angel who spent a great deal of time with the family. He was a survivor! A fighter. Three times doctors and medical staff expected to lose him and he found inner strength to fight back! Steve fought until he could no more. He is preceded in death by his parents Ralph Cross, Colleen McKelvey Kirkman, Robert Kirman, a sister Sharon Cross. Steve is survived by his Wife of 56 years Marsha, daughter Cami (Raymond) Sandoval, Chad (Faith) Cross. Grandchildren Canyon, Ethan. Also, Isaiah, Gabriel, and Angel. Sister Paulette (Rulon) Gordon, Brother Paul (Terry) Cross, Mike Kirkman and many friends and family who love him dearly.
We would like to offer a special thank you to The Veterans Administration for the years of special care they provided. A special shout out to Samantha at Ashby Hospice and Home healthcare as well as all the many nurses and doctors that provided him with a quality life until the time he passed. We will be holding a celebration of life for Steve, for details contact family. He always said “No sad goodbyes just make it a good day today.” We love you, Dad.