Anchorage resident Steve Bellm passed away suddenly on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, while visiting family in Arizona. He was 63.
Mr. Bellm was born July 1, 1947, in Seattle, Wash., to William and Wilma (nee Lauterbach) Bellm. He grew up in Yakima and Snohomish and attended college in central Washington. He served in the U.S. Army for four years in Germany and was honorably discharged in 1973.
He married Ann Erickson in 1974 and became father to her children, Rondell, James and BrandyJo. In 1976 they moved to Alaska and he made his permanent home in Anchorage. He loved the people, fishing, the majestic beauty and the vast frontier.
His family said: "He was a great friend loyal, generous, and caring. He was a gourmet cook, and friends and family were treated often. Steve worked for Enstar Natural Gas for 31 years, retiring in 2008 as field measurement technician. He was honored to serve many of those years as union shop steward."
Mr Bellm is survived by mother, Wilma Harrell; sisters Melanie Bellm and Colleen Tokuno (husband, Steve); daughters BrandyJo Edelen (husband, Rob), and Rondell Gonzalez (husband Greg); honorary son, Scott Beach and 10 grandchildren: Lathan, Nolan, Jessica, Kelsie, James, Jalee, Haili, Stephen, Kevin and Wyatt; and five great grandchildren: Kaite, Lydia, Alyssa, Indego and Tralyn.
Memorial services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Snohomish, Wash., on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 1 p.m. A guest book is available at www.caringbridge.org/visit/stevebellm. Condolences may be addressed to: Wilma Harrell, P.O. Box 1245, Snohomish Wash., 98291.
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