Whalley Joe Stephens, 70

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Whalley Joe Stephens, 70

Aug. 25, 1947 – Jan. 8, 2018

Whalley Joe Stephens, 70, of Prineville, Ore., and Post Falls, Idaho, passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Born to Harry W. Stephens and Marjorie Irene Whalley on Aug. 25, 1947, in The Dalles, Ore. Whalley grew up in Hood River, Ore., and graduated from Hood River High School in 1965.

Whalley’s sense of humor, smile and great compassion for others earned him space in the hearts of many. As everyone knows he “never met a stranger.” His time was spent traveling the open road when not working on or cruising in classic cars. He served our country proudly in the Army Signal Corps, and was a very proud and loud Vietnam vet!

Whalley was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Marjorie Stephens; his sister, Cathy Durham; his son, Jimmy Clayton; and Mama and Papa G.

Whalley is survived by his wife of 37 years, Carol; his children, Roy (Mary), Debra Jo (Beau), Don (Tiana), Bill (April), Tim, Joe (Rachelle), Olivia (Donavan) and Heather; plus many grandchildren and great-grandchildren!

Whalley will be missed, but never forgotten!

A celebration of life service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. 2018, at the VFW Post 3603, 1225 E. Third Ave., Post Falls. There will also be a graveside service in Portland, Ore., in the next few weeks.

All family and friends are invited to celebrate Whalley’s life with us. We would love to hear your great Whalley stories. Please call or text Roy at 541-771-6535 or email at clayton625.rc@gmail.com.


“Remember me always with a smile!”

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with expenses, as has a Memorial Account at Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union in Post Falls.

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