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Steve Sheldon Rawlings
Steve Sheldon Rawlings, 74, passed away on September 29, 2021 at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls from injuries sustained in an ATV accident.
He was born March 25, 1947 in Preston, Idaho to Sheldon Rawlings and Roma Louise Smith. He loved his early life helping his father build a family home, fixing any type of equipment necessary and interacting with his siblings Diane, Cathy, Kim and a bit later in life Stacey.
Steve was an outstanding speaker, writer, athlete, coach, mechanic, husband and father. His priority was family and actively working to ensure their success and attending all types of events kids and grandkids were involved in. After a decorated award-winning professional career with a fortune 500 company, running a family-owned piano business and then as an elected government official in Utah, Steve enjoyed returning to his Preston roots and life with his wife, and his best friend, (brother in-law) Kevin Gamble. He was still pursuing life vigorously, including gardening, buying horses to enjoy and breed as well as commencing with clearing the land for building a recreation area when an accident took him from this life.
On June 14, 1965 Steve married Jenell Gamble, also of Preston, Idaho. He is survived by his three sons Troy (Lisa) Rawling of Farmington, Utah; Chad (Amber) of North Salt Lake, Utah; Kitt (Susan) of Syracuse, Utah; by 14 grandchildren; by a sister Cathy Nash of Bountiful, Utah; and by a brother Stacey Rawlings of Salt Lake City, Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother (Kim) and sister (Diane).
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 South 800 East, Preston, Idaho. Viewings will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Friday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. both at Webb Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at webbmortuary.com
We are so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers go out to and for you.
Robert & DeAnn Fellows Oct 10 2021 2:45 PM
So sorry to hear about Steve's death. Even though we were cousins I didn't know him as well as I would of liked to. What I do know of him is that he was always giving of his time to help his parents and family. When I did talk to him he always talked about his boy and how proud of them he was. May you remember that you will be together again and that he will always be with you.
Elaine (Mikesell) Larsen Oct 8 2021 1:15 PM
Steve Rawlings #41 football. The hardest hitting player I ever came up against. Hated the dummy drills in practice coming up against Steve. A great friend. Brian Hyde
Brian Hyde Oct 8 2021 12:53 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Steve Rawlings
Brian Hyde ,Another Fairview boy. Oct 8 2021 12:49 PM
Just got the news about Steve from my brother Jeff. Going to school with Steve and Jenell is a special forever memory in my life. We have shared so many special experiences as classmates, double dating experiences, Cheerleaders screaming for Steve as he played so amazing on our great team for our school, and so many memories along the path of life as we attended Preston HIgh School together. May you know that I am with you Jenell and all your family at this difficult time.
Dixie Lee Gunnell Erickson Oct 7 2021 11:02 PM
I immensely enjoyed my long association with Steve working with him at Davis County. He was a good and loyal friend that I will miss. Judy and I send our deep condolences to the entire family. Our prayers are with you all. Carl and Judy Allen
Carl and Judy Allen Oct 7 2021 5:21 PM
Steve was a good man who had a kind heart and good spirit. I haven't spoken with him in nearly ten years, but his quick wit and wry sense of humor are fresh in my memory. My condolences to his family. I am sorry for your loss.
Craig Peterson Oct 7 2021 2:23 PM
Jenelle, I am so sorry to hear of the tragic death of your sweet husband. I send my love and friendship to you and your family. Please keep the light of Jesus Christ with you always. Love you lots, Diane Roberts Godfrey
Diane Roberts Godfrey Oct 6 2021 10:10 PM
So sorry to read of Steve's death. He was one of the good guys. I have many fond memories of working along side of Steve at Davis County. May peace be with you all as you face this difficult trial. Jerry Hess
Jerry Hess Oct 6 2021 1:45 PM
Sincere sympathy and love to Janell, Troy, Chad and Kitt. Many fun times shared at WX Little League and High School football and basketball games back in the day. May God bless you at this time. R
Roma Smith Oct 5 2021 9:51 PM