Steven Kimbell passed away peacefully in his home in Clearfield, Utah surrounded by family on March 17, 2021. Steven was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1947, to parents Dennis and Betty Kimbell. Steven spent his youth in Rapid City, South Dakota. He joined the United States Navy where he served as a boatswain’s mate and fought bravely in the midst of the Vietnam War, where he served proudly and with honor until 1968. Steven returned home to California where he met and soon after married Diane in August of 1971. After his service in the United States Navy, Steven worked for General Telephone & Electronics Corporation for 30 years where he retired. After his retirement with GTE, he worked for the United States Forest Service serving until 2004. In that year Steven and Diane moved to Utah to be closer to family. Steven and Diane celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary in August of 2020, just short of their 50th. Steven’s favorite pastime was spending time outdoors whenever possible, camping and fishing with family.\n\nSteven’s grateful family remembers him as a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather who invested his God-given time, talent, and treasure in others. Steven was a born-again Christian man who was wise, loving, caring, and soft-spoken. Steven’s memory will continue to be a guiding light and inspire his family and others of what a good man is.\n\nSteven is preceded in death by his parents, and his brother. He is survived by his beloved wife Diane Kimbell; his 2 children and 5 grandchildren. He is also survived by his 5 siblings. A special thanks to the staff at the Encompass Hospice and his nurse Angie.\n\nTo honor Steven’s wishes and to support his love of the outdoors and U.S. Forest Service, our family is encouraging anyone in lieu of flowers to plant a tree in his memory through the Arbor Day Foundation. \n\nhttps://shop.arborday.org/trees-in-memory\n\nA private service will be held in Bluffdale, Utah, Friday, March 26th, and tentatively a celebration of life will take place sometime this summer.