Stephen Scott Powles (Eagle)

Born: Sun., Sep. 23, 1951
Died: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017


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Stephen S. Powles, 66 of Eagle Colorado since 2004 passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017 in Eagle.  He was born on September 23, 1951 in Oak Park, Illinois to Merritt P. Powles, Jr. and Bernadine (Denger) Powles.  On June 1, 1974 he married Jeri (Wild) Powles in Wheaton, Illinois.
Stephen graduated from Wheaton Central High School in Wheaton, Illinois and attended Drury University in Springfield, Missouri receiving his degree in Political Science in 1973.  He was an independent business owner, an amateur paleontologist and a fisherman.  He enjoyed sailing, loved Rock n’ Roll music, and the Chicago Cubs.

Stephen is survived by his wife Jeri Powles of Eagle; daughter Stacey (Powles) Worley and husband Shawn of Eagle; son Matthew Powles of Eagle; grandson Mason Worley; sister Cynthia Berger and husband Alex of Clayton, Missouri and many nieces, nephews and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Ryder Worley.

A Celebration of Life service will be planned for the first of next year and will be announced later.  Contributions may be made to Valley View Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 1970, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602 http://www.vvh.org/foundation or to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, 5225 Frontage Rd. E., Vail, CO 81657 http://bettyfordalpinegardens.org.  

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Debbie Faulconer
   Posted Thu December 07, 2017
Mike and I understand and feel your sorrow, but we also agree Steve is now at peace. God Bless your entire family and we will each remember the happier times we can cherish forever.

Ann Kurtz
   Posted Thu December 07, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

Carole Onderdonk
   Posted Thu December 07, 2017
So sorry Jeri. My sympathy to you and yours.
Carole

Vikki Weeks
   Posted Fri December 08, 2017
It's been several years since we've seen each other, Jeri, but I'm so sorry to hear of this loss. Happy to know your family is nearby.

Glenn Wheeler
   Posted Sat December 09, 2017
My condolences to Jeri and everyone in Steve’s family. Steve and I were best buddies when we were growing up although we lost touch a bit since high school. I remember taking the “L” to Wrigley Field numerous times every summer to watch the Cubs with him, having pizza at Don and Angies before going to the Blackhawks game with Steve, my dad and Merritt. One that Steve never let me forget was when he hit a homerun off me in Little League. Steve was a great guy and a loyal friend and it hurts me that he is gone so early.

Chris Farrington and Farrington Family
   Posted Mon December 11, 2017
Our sincere condolences to Jeri and the Powles Family, Stacy, Matt, and sister Cindy.

Margaret Szindler
   Posted Tue December 12, 2017
While I'm sorry to hear of Steve's passing I am glad to know he is finally at peace and in a better place. My thoughts are with all of you at this sad time but know that beyond the darkness there is light and a brighter future ahead.

Glen Susmilch
   Posted Wed December 13, 2017
Real friendship always stands the test of time. Such is the case with my life long friendship with Steve.

Having known both Steve and Jeri since early grade school we have shared many memories of growing up together. Steve and I started Kindergarden together, attending mutual friend's birthday parties. We only lived about two blocks from one another. Neighborhood pick up games at Lowell School. We spent more time together in high school, summers in college, and then continued our friendship long distance once I moved to Colorado.

Steve was my eye's and ear's while my Mom was still living alone in her house. Steve would help my Mom with little household problems when ever I would call. Steve would often take the time to visit with my Mother and share a cup of coffee with her. It always made bher day to see Steve. Steve always had a kind way that I have always appreciated about him.

On my many trips back to Chicago a big part of the trip was being able to spend time with the Powles family. We got to catch up with each other and enjoy a much missed Chicago diet of real carry out food together.

Of course I will miss seeing Steve, we havge always shared a mutual respect for one another and has been the foundation of a life long friendship.

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