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Obituary: Mckenzie, Steven Hugh

Age 49

MCKENZIE, Steven Hugh (Age 49) Steven Hugh McKenzie, of Metaline, WA, passed away at home October 27, 2014 surrounded by family that loved him.

Steven was born at Mt Linton Hospital in Metaline Falls, WA, to Karl and Yvonne (Zimmerman) McKenzie on November 23, 1964.

Since the 70’s Steven was at almost every Selkirk High School sporting event and was the manager/assistant coach for nearly all Selkirk Sports Teams.

He was passionate about all sports and managed the basketball teams for 28 years.

Steven was inducted into the WIAA Hall of fame in 2012 for his dedication, sportsmanship, and community service.

He was an avid Seattle Seahawks fan.

He always had $5 to bet anyone that the Seahawks would bring home the win, unless it was his brother Mike, and he would only bet him $1.

Steven did some sporting of his own too.

He competed in Special Olympics since 1979 receiving many trophies and medals in numerous events.

In 1995 he competed in the World Summer Games in New Haven, Connecticut.

He was a competitive bowler and loved the time he spent with his Group.

Steven retired from P.U.D.

after 24 years.

He was involved in many organizations including Selkirk Booster Club, Special Olympics, The North Pend Oreille County Association of Disabled Citizens, and the North Pend Oreille Chamber of Commerce.

Steven loved everyone and was loved by all in return.

He had a loving and generous heart and gave to so many.

The kids loved Steven driving them around town on his golf cart.

He generously donated his time to the Easter Celebration in Metaline, helped Barbeque for the 4th of July celebration, helped with The Affair on Main Street, and too many other gatherings to name.

He was twice the Grand Marshal for Down River Days in 1995 and 2012.

Steven is survived by his parents Karl and Yvonne McKenzie; brother Mike and his wife Rhonda, and nephews David and Cody McKenzie; brother Scott and wife Robyn, niece Gillian, and nephew Jordan McKenzie; sister Debbie (McKenzie) and husband Fred Erskine, nephew Mac and niece Meghan Erskine; and numerous friends and family.

Services will be held at the Selkirk High School in the Sam Nicholas Gymnasium on Sunday November 2nd, 2014 at 1pm.

Interment will follow at the Metaline Cemetery.

A Pot luck reception will follow at the American Legion to Celebrate Steven’s Life.

In lieu of flowers a Steven McKenzie Community Service and Sports Scholarship fund is being set up at Mountain West Bank.

Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport, WA is in charge of arrangements.

Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at

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