James Clayton Steffy

Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2005



Lifelong Soldotna resident James Clayton Steffy died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. He was 35.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at the Kenai Central High School Auditorium in Kenai. Pastors Ray Ansel and Larry Huntsperger will officiate. An afterglow reception will immediately follow the services at the Trinity Christian Center in Soldotna. Mr. Steffy’s ashes will be scattered at the family home and in Peterson Bay at a later date.

Mr. Steffy was born June 26, 1970, in Soldotna, where he was raised and graduated from Soldotna High School in 1988. He worked as a deckhand on a commercial fishing boat during the summers of 1985 and 1988. Mr. Steffy started assisting in the theater while attending high school, and upon graduating became a technician and had been theater manager for the last three years with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. He was a member of the Trinity Christian Center in Soldotna. Mr. Steffy enjoyed playing guitar, fishing and hunting.

“Jim grew up enjoying all things Alaskan; hunting, fishing and trapping. He had a great sense of humor. Jim was a very caring person and always ready to lend a helping hand. He loved his family and all of them were very important to him. Jim’s favorite place to spend time was the family cabin in Peterson Bay,” his family said.

Mr. Steffy is survived by his wife, Amy Steffy, of Soldotna; son, Jessiah Steffy, of Soldotna; daughters, Lauren, Kidron and Molly Steffy, all of Soldotna; son, Joseph Steffy, of Soldotna; daughter, Emma Steffy, of Soldotna; parents, Dennis and Ginger Steffy, of Soldotna; grandparents, Elmer and Dolly Steffy, of Dayton, Pa.; sisters, Melissa Averill of Nikiski and Katie Jones, of Chicago; brother, Matthew Steffy, of Valdez; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ray and Sharon Ansel, of Soldotna; sister-in-law, Sherry Morris, of Soldotna; and brothers-in-law, Bo and David Ansel, both of Soldotna.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Steffy Children, C/O Credit Union 1, 44758 Sterling Highway, Soldotna, AK 99669.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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