Devon Larry Stephens, 46, passed away on Dec. 15th, 2019 in Gilbert, AZ. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Devon’s purposeful and happy life was filled with work, friends, and church service. He achieved Eagle scout rank as a teenager. He graduated from Rigby High School in Idaho. He served a 2-year mission for his church in the England London South area. He graduated with an associates degree in Electrical Engineering from Ricks College. He got his bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering Technology at Brigham Young University. This was where he met his sweetheart, Michaela Walker. He married her in the Chicago temple on June 1, 2001. He worked as a test engineer for Motorola in Austin, Texas for a few years, then as a test engineer for Microchip Technologies in Chandler, Arizona.
His hobbies were many: fixing cars, car detailing, watching Jazz basketball games, cooking, biking, scootering, scouting, and computers. He liked to sing off-key non-rhyming songs to his wife and make her laugh.
Devon is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Michaela; his grandmother, Luain Stephens; his parents, Larry and Leann; his five younger siblings: Chod (Nikkala), Bret (Amy), Jolyn (Jeff Keck), Kensey (Robyn), and Cameron; and 23 nieces and nephews (9 boys and 5 girls).
The funeral service will be held at 10am on Friday, Dec 20th, 2019, at the Lindsay Ward building, 1150 N Lindsay Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234, with a viewing beginning at 9am prior to the service at the same location.
He will be buried in Rigby, Idaho on Monday Dec. 23rd with a short memorial at 11am at the Rigby stake center at 258 W 1st North, Rigby, Idaho.
Donations may be made in Devon’s honor to the Humanitarian Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Devon ministered to our family and we participated in many service activities together. One of the kindest and most gentle people I’ve ever met and we will miss him. Our heartfelt condolences to Michaela and to the Stephens family.
Michaela I am so very, very sorry for your loss!😥 It’s with a heavy heart for you that I express this. I saw Devon just a couple hours before his passing. You both were so happy. I talked with both of you and wished you a Merry Christmas. I guess we never know when we will be called home. Just know that Devon will always be with you. If ever you need anything please let me know. I am here for you. With Love Sister Brenda Sage
A kind and loving soul, I will always remember Devon helping me through several Church responsibilities, always showing me the best example on how to complete these duties with preparation and attention to detail. Your service did not go unnoticed, and you will always be a great example to me on your love towards others. Thank you for affecting me and my family’s life in such a positive way.
Such a gentle soul