Jay Dudley Stevenson died Feb. 15, 2012, at the age of 94.
He was born March 28, 1917, to George and Annie (Gerig) Stevenson on the family ranch near Anderson, Calif. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as part of the 49th Engineers in Europe. After the war, he lived in Auburn, Wash., with his wife, Leah Stone Stevenson. He then began his 33-year career with the telephone company. In 1948, the couple moved to Enumclaw where they raised two daughters. He was the the lone telephone man responsible for the area from Enumclaw to Ohanapecosh in Mount Rainier National Park. He transferred to San Francisco in 1964, where he worked until his retirement. He moved back to Enumclaw in 2007 to live near his daughters. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, hunting and being a cowboy.
He is survived by daughters Jaynee Dein and Mary Stevenson of Enumclaw, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Interment will be at Tahoma National Cemetery. The service is pending.
Memorials can be made to Franciscan Hospice.
All are invited to leave condolences for the family online at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.