Stephen Ray Lansford passed away May 14, 2022, in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Stephen was born on November 29, 1945, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Gordon and Fern Lansford.
Stephen and Vicki were married in Kimball, Idaho, on April 9, 1982. Together, they have one daughter, Melissa, and two grandchildren, Alastair and Ember. Stephen had a son, Michael, from a previous marriage, who gave him a granddaughter, Mia.
Steve worked construction for the majority of his life. He is a veteran of the United States Navy who proudly served in Vietnam.
Steve’s biggest enjoyment in life was spending time with his large extended family. He was “Unkie” or “Papa Steve” to all of the nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He enjoyed spending time in the wilderness camping and fishing.
He was a kind and gentle guy. There was never a stranger to Steve. He became friends with everyone he met. He will be truly missed by everyone.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki Lansford and daughter, Kennedy (Melissa) Lansford, both of Idaho Falls; grandson, Alastair Lansford of Idaho Falls; two granddaughters, Ember Lansford of Idaho Falls and Mia Lansford of Blue Springs, MO; brother, Gordon (Phyllis) Lansford of Topeka, KS; 8 nephews, 9 nieces, 16 great nephews, and 9 great nieces.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Fern Lansford; son, Michael Lansford; and one nephew.
There will be military honors held for Stephen at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will spread Steve’s cremains in Island Park later in July. A dinner will be held with time a place to be determined.