Steven John Perry


It is with heavy hearts we share, that on January 23, 2024, our beloved Steven John Perry passed away at the age of 72. Although his passing was sudden, Steve was surrounded by loved ones. Before he slipped away from us, we were able to say our goodbyes and let him know how much he is loved.

Steve was born on March 25, 1951, in Fort Campbell, KY. Steve was the fifth of seven children born to Willard and Margy (Peggy) Perry. Steve is survived by his brothers Jeff, Bill, Dennis (Marci), Don (Karen) Perry and his only sister Patty (Keith) McClure. He was preceded in death, by both parents, his eldest brother Michael and his sister-in-law Deannie (Jeff).

Steve (also known in his youth as Jackie) spent most of his childhood living in Forks, WA where he was surrounded by lots of family. He graduated in 1969 from Forks High School, home of the Spartans, where he played basketball, football and track. After high school, Steve attended college at the University of Washington, where he met and made some lifelong friends. He graduated with a degree in business and followed up by earning his CPA and began his career as an accountant.

Never having children of his own, Steve spoiled his nieces and nephew with fun and love. He was the best uncle to Eric (Julia) and Troy (Madeline) McClure, Debra (Nick) Perry-Guetti, Chris (Elizabeth) Perry and Jessica (Tyler) Perry-Bush. Then came the next generation and the fun “monster” uncle of Harrison and Logan (Eric), Linnea, Henri and Noah (Troy), Charlotte and Evelyn (Chris) and Jameson (Jessica).

Steve loved kids and made sure that fun was had when Uncle Steve came to visit, whether playing ball with the boys, chasing the kids pretending he was a monster, entertaining us with his Donald Duck impression or letting the girls put makeup on him and hair pretties in his hair (yes I have pictures).

Steve was a sports fan. Watching Seahawks and Husky football games or women’s soccer and basketball (WMBA). We will miss his lively commentary, his joy in great plays and his disdain for bad calls. On another note, Steve was an accomplished piano player who went beyond lessons to writing his own music and truly losing himself in a love that only Steve could imagine.

Steven John, you are missed.