Stephanie Leila Stevens

6/14/1967 ~ 10/20/2021

Stephanie Leila Stevens 54, returned home to her loving Heavenly Father on October 20, 2021.

Stephanie was born on June 14, 1967, to Mark and Nanalee Cook. She grew up in Moroni Utah where you’d find her spending her time with her 5 siblings or helping her dad run his store.

She married the love of her life, Scott Stevens, on June 21, 1985. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple on February 21, 1987. They made their home in Ephraim Utah, where together they raised their four beautiful children, Skyler, Sydney, Shalynn, and Shantel.

Together they started Diamond S in 1998 from their home garage. The family business grew to be what it is today through love, life, passion and dedication. Because of this they were able to work side by side everyday and it also allowed them the opportunity to find their favorite hobby. Razor riding became a huge part of their life where they could get away together. This is where they found friends that became family.

She dedicated her life to her kids and grandkids. She would drop anything at any time if they needed her. She had a very special love for each one of them. She and her husband had a passion for the mountains above their home, where you could find them with their family doing what they loved.
She enjoyed spending her time reading, baking and playing “words with friends” with her close friend Deb.

She had a way of making everyone around her feel loved and important. She had a contagious smile, laughed often and her heart was made of gold. She will be missed the most by her eternal companion, best friend and soulmate.

She is survived by her husband Scott, and children Skyler Stevens, Sydney (Weston) Stilson, Shalynn (Kody) Anderson, Shantel (Matt) Taylor; 5 grandkids: Shandon, James, Sophie, Mckinley, and Addison; 2 dogs Cisco and Ringo. She is preceded in death by her father Mark, father-in-law Grant, brother Heath, brother-in-law McKay and nephew JJ.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday October 26, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in the Ephraim 5th ward chapel (723 S 100 E). Viewings will be held Monday October 25, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. prior to services, both at the church. Intermittent at Ephraim City Cemetery.

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8 Responses to “Stephanie Leila Stevens”

  1. Julie Cook Giles says:

    So sorry to hear of Stephanie’s passing and the battle she has been fighting for the last month. As a cousin and good friend of Valerie’s, I have fond memories of spending time at the Cook home in Moroni. Loved Stephanie and the whole family. My heart goes out to all of you and pray that you will comfort in this difficult time.

  2. Rhonda Merriman says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Stephanie and I went back to the days of working at Rodgers. She was so cool and grew up to be
    A beautiful woman daughter and mother. Her love for her
    Fellow friends and neighbors and strangers she met along the way. She will be deeply missed my love prayers and hugs go out to her family. Rest easy Steph till we meet again. Thanks for the example in my life. She definitely will be missed

  3. Michelle K. Whelan says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Stephanie’s passing! I have wonderful memories of her, she was always so kind and that great smile she always had! I have known Stephanie since 6th Grade. She will be missed, my heart goes out to her family! May you feel the peace and comfort during this difficult time. You are all in my prayers. Til we meet again my friend, love you!

  4. Jessica (Schoppe) Moisan says:

    My deepest sympathies to hear of Stephanie’s passing. Stephanie babysat me as a kiddo and was always welcoming and braided me hair (something very special to a girl with 5 brothers) during hunting trips/cabin sleepovers with the Stevens. Even years and countries apart, she friended me on social media and found a way to help me feel connected to home. I am remembering her loving and welcoming soul. Praying for your family to find strength during the great time of pain.

  5. Doug & Laurie Connell says:

    So sorry for your loss.
    We knew Stephanie the last several years. We started out playing words with friends.
    That led to friends on messenger and Facebook. Besides the games with me and Laurie
    We discussed family, work, religion, and just good old life situations.
    We just all clicked. We’ve never been to Utah and thought one day we would take a trip out west.
    Stephanie was proud of her family! She had a great heart and personality.
    We will truly miss our friend!
    We will continue to pray for Scott and the family during this difficult time.
    If we can be of any encouragement just let us know.
    In Christian love,
    Doug & Laurie Connell

  6. Daughter of Mountains
    A Poem for Aunt Stephanie
    10/25/21

    Daughter of mountains
    Of many kinds, and many colors
    We weep at your departure from us

    Daughter of the foothills and canyons
    You played in as a young child
    Roller-skating between the aisles of Mark’s Market
    With your little sister
    Who once emptied a can of cold V8 juice onto your head
    While you were showering

    A mischievous act expressing jealousy of your long, dark, superiorly beautiful tresses (that you would allegedly swish in her face)

    Those gorgeous locks of ebony
    That you wore long and silky all your life
    Coiffured by your first baby girl
    Who you lovingly raised to achieve her dreams of becoming a stylist
    Whose wedding you planned and pulled off, in all its crimson and black beauty
    To every last candy in the jars you filled for her
    You looked so beautiful that day, Aunt Stephanie
    Adorned with a deep love of your daughter and family
    That radiated again from your face at each of the weddings following, including my own

    When you hugged me and quietly pressed a bill into my palm, love and generosity folded into each crease of your gift, whispering best wishes for a fun honeymoon trip…

    No length of a drive stopped you from being there to support and rejoice with your family

    Every event brightened by your unmistakable laugh and the humorous touch that characterized your endearing way of telling stories

    I cannot tell how many of us who know and love her have experienced that same, sweet generous love of Stephanie’s discreetly given gifts at times of need

    or times we weren’t expecting it
    But there isn’t a number high enough to startle me
    For she loved and was loved by so many
    And she truly loved to give, she flourished in unselfish charity to others
    Little gifts thoughtfully selected, a listening ear compassionately lent,

    words of affirmation to the brokenhearted she always expressed so gently yet with great conviction, to help them feel their worth

    A phone call on a cloudy day
    A toothpick from a purse she somehow stocked with everything someone might need…

    she always had extra coats or pillows or snacks or chairs or sleeping bags in her trailer, and she always shared all she had with anyone who needed it

    always had a hug ready, always there to encircle us with her strong arms

    strong arms

    which raised many children—four of her own, plus all those of us who flocked to and from her home at times and seasons

    which built a business alongside her husband

    which carried casserole dishes laden with layers of cream cheese, cocktail sauce, shrimp, and wheat thins into the Thanksgiving table

    which wiped tears from the eyes of a little niece who had provoked the chihuahua to nipping (sorry Cassie)

    which clutched unyieldingly to an umbrella that Boston winds had blown inside out, while her mother pointed at her and laughed and guffawed so hard that her trousers were endangered of being wettened by more than just Atlantic rain…

    Regularly chauffeuring her mother to the front door of the Manti Temple
    Sparing the feet which could not with ease traverse that hill-top parking lot
    Which on one side overlooks the green-fielded valley where Stephanie lived much and loved much
    And on the other side faces that holy white edifice wherein she was sealed
    sealed to her dear soulmate Scott who held her through everything,
    and sealed to her Savior Jesus Christ, of Whom she bore witness with her words and with her life
    Whom she trusted in and worshipped through the days of her mortal life
    Whose faithful arms she now rests in
    Daughter of The Rock
    The Redeemer’s heaven now her glorious home
    Her angelic calling now to guard and to guide

    She spoiled her five beautiful grandchildren
    And dozens of nieces and nephews
    Who will never forget her
    She is not far from us, her loving presence now unconstrained
    By time and space and flesh
    Unchanged by death, her loving soul will surely attend us,
    Though unseen
    Her support through moments of life small and big will not waver

    Daughter of mountains
    Stephanie Leila
    Heir of a legacy established by the loving foremothers and forefathers who brought you into this world
    Into this spot beneath the Horseshoe and the aspen
    You have multiplied the talents given you
    This legacy is lengthened and forever enriched by the way you faced your mountains in life
    Daughter of pain, daughter of hardship, daughter of trial
    Though reared at times by hard teachers, you blossomed
    In service and love and perseverance
    Pressing forward after a miscarriage that shed tears on your youth
    You pursued the vision of the family you longed for
    The children you loved even before they were born
    Your Skyler, your Sydney, your Shalynn and Shantel
    Your treasures
    Who had to write more than just “SS”
    in black ink on red cups filled with Grandpa Mark’s root beer

    Daughter of mountains
    Zooming atop big motors fitted with new wheels
    leaving tracks in the coral sands of Moab
    across deserts and dunes

    and dark pinecone-strewn soil shaded by the trees of your grandfather’s land
    May your heart, today laid to rest, beat as one
    with the heart of the earth
    to the pulse of the universe
    that only awaits a trumpet’s sound
    to usher in the glorious morning of Resurrection Day

    Daughter of mountains
    You can zoom much faster now
    Without wheels, without wings, without wind
    Come quickly to take us with you please, when it is time
    So we can all wake up that morning together.

    I love you, Aunt Stephanie.

  7. Thanks Julie. We have a lot of happy memories. You were part of so many! ❤️

  8. Scott and family we are so devastated and hearing the loss of Stephanie. She was such a kind sweet upbeat person I just loved her. May God be with you and help you in this time of Sorrow rest in peace. I really loved waiting on her when I was working