Steven Rubel Espinoza, age 68, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015, in St. George. He was born on November 19, 1946, in Cortez, Colorado, to Jose Rubel Espinoza and Mary Lobato Espinoza Hamblin.
Steve attended Ogden High school in Ogden, where he met the love of his life Elaine Cummings. They were married civilly November 6, 1965. Together they had three children, Richard, Stephanie, and Che Ruben. On April 13, 1985, they were sealed in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple for time and all eternity.
Steve joined the U.S. Navy in September 1966, and they moved to San Diego, California. After leaving the service they moved to Ogden, where he worked for Internal Revenue Service. His job took the family back to California for 13 years and then back to Utah. Steve retired in 1989, after 27 years.
He loved his family, fishing, camping, seeing grandkids, and spending time together. He built a cabin up in Duck Creek where family get-togethers were always fun.
Together Steve and Elaine served a mission for the LDS church in Africa (Kenya & Uganda) in 2004 to 2006. They loved their service to their Heavenly Father and the people of Africa.
Steve is survived by: his wife, Elaine; son Richard (Pam) Espinoza, daughter Stephanie (Rick) Carpenter, and son Che Ruben Espinoza; Nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; His two brothers Bob and Thomas Espinoza, three sisters Carol (Perry) Chavez, Josie (Rick) Gemar, and Cathy Sidon and numerous nieces and nephews.
Steve is preceded in death by: his father Jose Rubel Espinoza; mother Mary Laboto Espinoza Hamblin; father-in-law Roe Cummings; mother-in-law Lois Murray Cummings; sister Ruby Espinoza Martinez; sister-in-law Debbie Espinoza; brother-in-law Kenneth Cummings.
- Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 26, 3 p.m., at the Greenlake Ward building located at 1120 West Greenlake Drive in Cedar City.
- A viewing will be Saturday, 2-2:30 p.m. prior to services at the chapel.
- Interment will take place in the Cedar City Cemetery.
Friends and family are invited to share condolences online. Arrangements and memorial tree planting have been done by Serenity Funeral Home of Southern Utah, 435-986-2085.