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Andy Jeff Stephens

August 26, 1954 - April 1, 2015

Andy Stephens died April 1. He left this planet a happy man - with a great 4-generation family, a new grandson and the love of family and a multitude of friends. He is survived by his sons, Casey Stephens of Dallas, TX, Beau Stephens of Houston, TX, Aaron Stephens and wife, Lindsay Sutton-Stephens and grandson, Sutton, all of Salida, CO. Andy is also survived by his sister, Jackie Stephens of Pampa, TX and brother, Cliff Stephens of Raleigh, NC. Andy's Uncle, Terry Stephens of Oklahoma City, OK still supplies the family with great stories of our heritage. Andy also had a much-loved step-daughter, Aubrey Kollatschny and her husband Aubrey and their children Payton, Juliet, Bryce, and Emily. Andy was born August 26, 1954 in Pampa, Texas, the second child of Billy J and Tillie Stephens, both of whom are passed. He lived in Pampa, where he began a lifetime in Scouting through his personal attainment of Scouting's highest earned award, Eagle. Upon graduation, he moved to Dallas, TX, where he graduated from Elkins Institute with a concentration in Drafting; after which he returned to Pampa to live and work, eventually joining ConocoPhillips, where he worked for the balance of his career. In Pampa, he met and married Linda West and raised three sons, Casey, Beau and Aaron. The family moved to Fritch, TX, where they remained. In Fritch, Andy continued his career with ConocoPhillips and also became a Soccer Coach for his kids and Scout Master for the BSA with Troop 548. With the troop, Andy oversaw the attainment of Eagle Scout by his sons as well as nearly twenty other young men. Andy's contribution to scouting was capped in 1992 by the honor of receiving Scouting's highest award, the Silver Beaver, an honorary award bestowed by his peers in observance of his lifetime contribution to Boy Scouting. Andy was also active in the Masonic Lodge, where he served as Master of the Fritch lodge. Upon retirement in 2012, he moved to Canon City, CO, where he settled close to friends and family and pursued his passion for motorcycling, while continuing his public service, joining the Florence Eagle Aerie (FOE 169). He became President of the Eagle Riders and served as liaison to the lodge's Cub Scout Troop, BSA Pack 142. He was surrounded by many friends and loved ones, spending his final days with his beloved partner, Diane Hamilton-Nowak. Memorial Service will be at 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 10, 2015 at the Holt Chapel of the Garden in Canon City, CO. In lieu of flowers, please consider one of the following organizations: Boy Scouts of America / Donate / Troop 548 / in Andy's honor Florence Eagles FOE 169 / Andy Stephens / Help Us Build Our Nest Fund Andy J Stephens Help Us Build Our Nest Fund Arrangements are under the care of Funeral & Cremation Care of Colorado. Online condolences can be made @

Published in The Canon City Daily Record on Apr. 9, 2015 - See more at:

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05/28/18 05:50 PM #1    

Becky Scribner (Mayfield)

Andy Stephens you will be greatly missed this year at our 45th Reunion. You were the life of our Party!!!
There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go.” Author Unknown

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