The greatest man I have ever known took his final breath on September 30, 2014.
Writing his obituary was one of the most honored things I have ever been asked to do.
Steven, 38, left his sweetheart and two sons on Sept. 30, 2014, due to a prolonged and valiant battle with pancreatitis. Steve was born April 23, 1976, in Roosevelt, Utah. He was the third of five children born to John Paul Murphy and Kathleen Gomez.
Steve grew up in Hyde Park, Utah. He graduated from Sky View High School in 1994. Following graduation, he served an LDS mission to the Tacoma, Washington Mission. Upon his return, he met and married the love of his life, Tiffany, in the Logan LDS Temple on Dec. 13, 1997. They had two beautiful boys who were the center of Steve's world.
Steve graduated from Utah State University, where he was also employed for the last 14 years in the IT System Administration Department. Steve could often be found volunteering his time to help his family, friends and neighbors. Amongst all his service, his immediate and extended family were always his first priority. He provided them with endless Christlike service, love and care. Steve never let the need of a family member be overlooked. He taught us not only how to love more but to care for one another better.
Steve is survived by his wife and two sons; his parents, John Paul (Meda) and Kathleen (Darrell) , as well as Lyle and Kathryn Thornley; his siblings, Doug (Stephanie), Dianna (Jason), Laura (Steven), Debra, Russell serving an LDS mission in Mexico City, as well as Brandon (Hillary) Thornley, Mindy Thornley, and Melissa Thornley; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
A viewing will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center St., Logan, Utah. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at the Nibley Stake Center, 3701 S. 450 West, with a viewing that morning from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Logan City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Steven Murphy Memorial Fund through America First Credit Union. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.allenmortuaries.net.