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Longtime Estacada resident dies in accident

by: contributed photo Steven Crosby

Longtime Estacada resident Steven Lee Crosby died Saturday, March 26, in Mesquite, Nev., as a result of a four-wheeling accident. He was 56.

A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Estacada Junior High School.

Crosby was opertions manager for Reliance Connects for more than 30 years. Crosby coached youth football for 16 years and was chairman of the Estacada School Board for eight years.

Crosby was born Feb. 15, 1955, in Myrtle Point to Marvin and Anna (Swiggum) Crosby. He was raised there and graduated from Myrtle Point High School.

He graduated from Lewis and Clark College in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in biology.

Crosby then married Brenda Day on Aug. 18, 1979, in Portland. They made their home in Estacada, where they raised their family.

For most of his working career, he worked for Reliance Connects.

Crosby enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, cooking, coaching, brewing beer, pottery and landscaping. Mostly, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Crosby of Estacada; mother, Anna Crosby of Myrtle Point; daughter, Brooke Wheeler and her husband Ben of Estacada; son, Scott Crosby and his wife Erin of Portland; sisters, Theresa Soto of Klamath Falls and Robin Parrish of Myrtle Point; and grandson, Hank Wheeler of Estacada.

Estacada Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Contributions may be made to the Estacada Community Foundation.