LaDawn Steckman

LaDawn Steckman

LaDawn Hagen Steckman, 71, passed away December 12, 2015, at her home in Yuma, Arizona. She was born August 7, 1944 at Salt Lake City, Utah, to Leon Hagen and Donna Mae Hagen. Her family relocated to Shelley, Idaho where she attended school and graduated from Shelley High School in 1962. After graduation she attended Beauty school and received her cosmetology license and would later own a salon in her home where she made many lasting friends. She also spent many years in the banking industry, starting with The Bank of Idaho, then First Interstate Bank and she retired from Wells Fargo in Challis, Idaho.  During her working years she also worked for Cable One and Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. She married Jay R. Larsen on December 14, 1963. They were later divorced. From this marriage she was blessed with three daughters, Shelley, Shawnie and Tara. They were the light of her life. On June 19, 1997 she married Craig C. Nelson in Carson City, Nevada. They spent two years together until his death on May 20, 1999. On November 22, 2000 she married Robert Steckman, “Her Bear”, as she would affectionately call him. They enjoyed fifteen years together first in Idaho Falls, then relocating to Challis, Idaho and finally settling in Yuma, Arizona. He was her strength as she fought cancer and he stayed at her side until her passing. LaDawn was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She served in many callings including Relief Society instructor and in the Sunday school. She made sure her three daughters had a firm foundation in the Gospel. Survivors include her husband, Robert Steckman of Yuma, Arizona; daughters, Shelley (Stan) Mills of Idaho Falls, ID, Shawnie (Darren) McGary of Highland, UT, Tara (Bruce) Rapp of Idaho Falls, ID, step daughters, Jackie (Barry) Blanchard of Valley Center, CA, and Julie (Greg) Peyton of Escondido, CA, her mother Donna Hagen, brothers, Sonny (Susan) Hagen and Gary (Debbie) Hagen, all of Idaho Falls, ID, 15 grandchildren and 9 great grand-children. She was preceded in death by her father and brother, Kevin J. Hagen. Graveside Services will be held Friday December 18, 2015 at 12:00 noon at the Shelley-Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Nalder Funeral Home in Shelley.
August 7, 1944 - December 12, 201508/07/194412/12/2015
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Jay Hammer
December 29, 2015
Dear Donna, Robert and Family: I just heard and was saddened to here of LaDawn. LaDawn's brother Kevin was my best friend. I got to know LaDawn better when I would visit Donna at her place in Idaho Falls, but have lost track of her. May our Heavenly Father's love comfort... Continue Reading
Carma Nelson
December 19, 2015
Dearest Dona, I was so sorry to read of LaDawn's passing I am so very sorry for your loss and pray you will feel Heavenly Father's loving arms to hold and comfort you. I send my love.
Sharon Joness
December 19, 2015
Dearest Donna, I just learned tonight of LaDawn's passing.It doesn't seem possible. I would have been there had I known in time. I did love you both so much. So sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed. Donna, I think of you often but haven't had an address so I c... Continue Reading
December 18, 2015
We extend our most sincere thoughts of sympathy and love to all of you at this hard time. May our Heavenly Father put his loving arm around all of you to give you the strength, faith, hope and peace and the knowledge that all is well and she will be spending Christmas wi... Continue Reading
Gloria Malcom Elswood
December 18, 2015
My prayers are with you at this sad time. I grew up with LaDawn in Shelley and we had a LOT of fun times together. She is as beautiful on the inside as she is outside. May you feel peace and cherish your memories of her.
Chuck Wood
December 17, 2015
To the Steckman and Hagen Family words can't take away the hurt or pain from losing a loved one but may God Help you all through these trying times , with our deepest sympathy. God Bless
June Mecham
December 16, 2015
LaDawn was my friend in high school. I admired her. She always looked so nice. We had some fun times together. She did my hair for me the day I got married. She was one of my bridesmaids. She was a good friend. I know she will be missed. May you as a family be blessed wi... Continue Reading