Kelvin Eddy Stevens, 60, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2012, in an automobile accident near Clark Fork, Idaho.
Kelvin was born on Nov. 14, 1951 in Sandpoint, Idaho, to Jack and Irene Stevens. He grew up and attended schools in Sandpoint. Kelvin honorably served his country in the United States Army.
After the military he worked in the logging industry for many years. Later, he discovered his true gift for hand-crafting fine furniture and beautiful artwork and started his own business, Stevore Gifts with Cindy Moore, his loyal friend and partner.
Kelvin was an avid hunter and outdoorsmen. He spent most of his free time in the mountains of majestic North Idaho with his constant canine companions, Scooter and Odie, and their canine brothers and sisters. His love of animals was one of his greatest attributes. He had a mystical ability when it came to training horses, mules and dogs for his greatest passion, hunting. He especially enjoyed grouse hunting with the dogs he loved and trained.
Kelvin married Diane Barnes on March 17, 1988, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Together they raised their three beautiful children, Valerie, Erik and Danielle.
He is survived by his wife, Diane Stevens of Clark Fork; father, Jack Stevens of Kootenai, Idaho; daughter, Valerie (Jim) Webb of Sagle; son, Erik Barnes of Chicago, Ill.; and daughter, Danielle Barnes of New Hampshire; two grandchildren, Shawnee and Chandler; a brother, Alfred (Cindy) Stevens of Kootenai; and three sisters, Norma (John) Laude of Kootenai, Anna (John) Topp of Kootenai, and Eloise (Steve) Frost of Heron, Mont.; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Irene Stevens; a brother, Hardy Stevens; and an infant son.
Memorial donations may be made to the Panhandle Animal Shelter, 870 Kootenai Cut-off Road, Sandpoint, ID 83864.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint with military honors. Viewing for friends and family will be held prior to services from 9-11 a.m.
Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint is handling the arrangements. Please visit Kelvin’s online memorial at www.lakeviewfuneral.com and sign his guest book.