Steven Jay Yost
Steven Jay Yost went to his eternal home to be with our Lord on June 7, 2020 after a heart attack in Sunriver, OR at the age of 66.
A devoted husband of 29 years, father, grandfather, greatgrandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. Steve will forever be remembered by all whose lives he
He was preceded in death
by his parents, Clara and Clarence Yost and brother,
Larry Yost. Steve is survived by his wife of 29 years,
Debbie; daughters, Kelle and Dana; brothers, Ed, and
David; grandchildren; Aneysia and her husband Osiel;
Cesar, Alexander, Amaya, Makayla and Malissa; greatgrandchildren, Nathaniel and Daniella.
Born August 31, 1953, in Portland, OR, Steve was
a graduate of Benson High School in 1971. He retired
in 2011 after working 30 years for the Portland Water
Bureau, where he met Deborah (Debbie) Lynn Gill
Cochran. They married on June 15, 1991 in Portland,
OR, and together raised two beautiful daughters while
living in Troutdale, OR.
Some of Steve's favorite pastimes included traveling,
taking scenic drives, hiking, swimming, reading, watching
sports and collecting classic cars. He had an eye for
photography and was known to often stop along the
roadside to capture an interesting path or a scenic
landscape. With his interest in astronomy, he also liked
taking photographs of the moon over Mt Hood.
Steve lived his life quietly loving and serving his family.
He enjoyed being the grill master for gatherings around the backyard pool—spending time with those he loved meant everything to him. As members of the Rockwood Seventh Day Adventist Church, he and Debbie experienced love and friendship. Through his gentle nature and selfless acts of service, he touched many lives in the community.
Steve, you will be missed. God has you in his arms, and
we have you in our hearts.