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Henry Stevenson

March 6, 1964 — April 7, 2024

Seattle, WA

EULOGY – written by Henry’s beautiful princess, Susan

 Henry Oliver Stevenson, one of the kindest, most caring men God ever created was born on March 6th, 1964 in Cavalier, North Dakota to Wilmar and Doris Stevenson. He had 5 siblings, Ronald and Donald Christian, Virginia Chandler, Patricia Clemons and Regina Stevenson. He leaves behind his son, Jacob, daughter Mackenzie, and myself. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ronald.

 Henry grew up in Cavalier, ND on 40 acres where he enjoyed roaming the woods, fishing and hunting. He was a wrestler in high school. He joined the North Dakota National Guard at age 17 in 1981 and entered the regular army in October 1983 where he was a combat engineer, getting license to do what he loved most, build and demolish things, as well as drive folks around. He served in Company D - 5th Engineer Battalion at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, or misery as he like to call it, from October 1983 to January 1985, Company B - 237th Engineers in Regensburg, Germany from January 1985 to November 1986 and Company D - 15th Engineers at Fort Lewis from December 1986 to discharge in May 1989. He earned several awards and ribbons, Army Service Ribbon, Sharpshooter Qualification Badge (M-16), Overseas Service Ribbon, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Good Conduct Medal and Army Achievement Medal. 

 Upon separation from the Army, Henry worked in the Local 66 Sheet Metal Union for 23 years before moving to Boeing in 2011. We were married in October 2009. He loved to hunt and fish and recycle metal. Everyone knew not to just throw something metal out without first calling and asking Henry if he wanted it.

 We both loved history, family, serving others and travel and it was a joy to travel and explore new places together. He loved to fly and like a kid, always wanted a window seat.

 He was eager to help anyone, even if they didn’t need it, because he loved to just be with people. He was always the first to show up and the last to leave and was my parents right hand man. We purchased property in Idaho in 2021 and were eagerly looking forward to building and retiring in Grangeville, ID.

 Henry was diagnosed with Glioblastoma on July 11th, 2022. On April 7th, 2024 at 11:45 pm Henry saw Jesus. He was the most amazing person, so strong, so handsome, so helpful and kind with a huge servant heart. Such beautiful blue eyes and smile, and mercy, those dimples and big, strong hands. He loved to laugh and joke. He loved people. I know that Henry didn’t want to leave me, I was his world, and was looking forward to moving to Idaho, so many plans and dreams we had. There will never be another like him, he was truly a wonderful man and 14 and a half years was not nearly enough. I will forever love and miss you. I am so proud of you and the battle you fought.

 A memorial service will be screened simultaneously at Askew-Jensen Funeral Home in Cavalier ND on May 18, 2024, with Henry's service in Milton, Washington. The service will start at 1:00 pm, CST. 

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

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