Steven Dean Brogden
date of birth May 7 1953
date of death November 23 2012
Steve was born on May 7, 1953, to Everett Dean Brogden and Yeolande Lulu Brogden. He was born and raised in Oregon City and graduated from Oregon City High School in 1971. He received his Associates Degree from Clackamas Community College.
Steve worked at Blue Cross in the mail room when he met his wife Jill in the summer of 1974. They were married on November 15, 1975. Their twin boys, Adam and Andrew, were born in 1978. Soon after that, Steve began his career as an HVAC technician and remained in the profession for 36 years.
Steve was happiest when spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed camping, fishing, vacationing (Kauai was a favorite spot), working in his yard, reading, and sports. He LOVED sports! He knew everything there was to know about anything related to sports- but then again, he did have a subscription to Sports Illustrated magazine for the last 40+ years and he practically waited by the mailbox for it to arrive on delivery day. He was also his sons’ #1 fan and attended all of their sporting events & games when they were young and had continued that tradition with his grandchildren’s sports in recent years.
Steve always enjoyed helping his sons and grandchildren with miscellaneous projects and/or repairs and he always knew how to do everything! He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone else in need as well; whether it was a family member, a friend, a neighbor, or a co-worker, Steve was a man they could always call on for help. He was a kind, generous and loyal man, and a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who taught his sons how to be the same. He was loved by so many and will be missed more than words can say.
Though Steve’s life ended too soon, the quality of his life far exceeds the quantity of time in which he lived it.
Steve is survived by his wife Jill, sons Adam and Andrew, 6 grandchildren, sister Anita, and numerous relatives in Iowa.
A “Celebration of Life” service will be held in Steve’s honor, and his family invites anyone that would like to attend. It will be a time to celebrate Steve’s life accomplishments, to reminisce and tell stories with all the people whose lives he touched, and to remember the legacy he leaves behind.
Sunday, December 16, 2012, 12-3:00
Oregon City Golf Club
20124 South Beavercreek Rd.
Oregon City, OR 97045
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Dougy Center (www.dougy.org).
21 tribute candles have been lit
Candle lit by Staff at Crown Memorial Center Our sincere condolences.
Candle lit by John & Jody Otnes Our thoughts and prayers are with you Brogden Family.
Candle lit by Rob Struthers Words alone cannot express my sympathy on the death of your beloved husband, father and friend. To say that his time with us was far too short is an understatement. The reality is that all who loved and knew him will sorely miss him. May he rest in peace.
Candle lit by Douglas Wagner Miss you brother
Candle lit by Scott Costanzo Miss you uncle Steve!
Candle lit by Jill and family....I know Steve left this earth way too early.....but his spirit remains with you all as he loved you so very much! Steve will be remembered for all the jookes he told, all the people he helped, and all those who loved him. Alice
Candle lit by Tanya I will miss Steve. Such a great man and wonderful grandfather. He was Ayden's best friend. I am proud to of known him.
Candle lit by Steve Anctil (Ferguson) I know Steve's wife, Jill, through her place of business at Collins Mechanical. She is a dear, sweet lady, and I pray that our Good Lord will give her some peace during these tough times. Jill, I am so sorry for your loss, and I will pray for you and your family.
Candle lit by Steve Plass Jill, Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. May God be with you during this troubled time. He will bring happiness back your life when the time is right.
Candle lit by Gale & Sim Sears Words cannot express pleasure Steve brought to our lives. And the lives of those who had the additional delight of knowing and sharing life with him.
Candle lit by Paul and Nancy Stirling We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our hearts.
Candle lit by Craig & Michelle Dwyer So sorry. We pray that God will wrap you in his arms and give you comfort.
Candle lit by Julie Askew Steve was not only a wonderful husband, dad and grandpa...he was an awesome friend. I am blessed to have had the privilege of knowing him and being a part of his life for more years than I can remember. No matter how old he was...I was always older and he let me know it every chance he got! You will never be forgotten my friend... May you rest in peace...
Candle lit by Alice & Mike Norris We are thankful for the good times Will had with your family and the safe harbor you provided. Steve was an important part of the 'village' that it took to raise these great kids in Oregon City. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Candle lit by Tyson, Jaime, Vivienne, Julianne, Kirk, & Carole McGraw Jill, Dan, & Dianne, we hurt so much for you guys and your families. I will cherish the fact that I was able to fish with Steve twice this year, golf a couple times and work a few jobs with him. Hewas such a joy to be around and I will miss him. He was a good friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Candle lit by Tami (Litson) Mahrt and Russ Mahrt Jill, I live only four houses from you and to this day have never ran into you. Wendy and I talk of you often and remember all the fun we had. I am sorry for your loss and look forward to seeing you soon and having a nice visit. If you need anything at all we are just around the corner. Take care. Russ and Tami
Candle lit by Bob & Marina Struthers Dear Jill, Andrew & Adam, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family.
Candle lit by Diane Bauldree (Ruby) Jill and family--I remember Steve from all the years of us growing up together and the Brogden get togethers. From us as kids lots of memories of fun times that we had together. I will always treasure those special family times and remember him as happy, with a great sense of humor, and an involved family man. He will be missed, and remembered with good thoughts. Jim and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Candle lit by Kerri Zayas
Candle lit by Wendy McElroy & Dan Packard Steve will be missed. We are so very sorry for your loss.
Candle lit by Ron Wagner Steve was a man with great integrity and incredible father and husband. Many great and fun memories with my brother-in-law. May he rest in peace. Love and comfort to my sister and nephews.