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Steven Clerkin

Steven S. Clerkin Rock Springs - Steven S. Clerkin, 55, of Rock Springs died Saturday, June 11, 2016 after a sudden illness. He was born August 3, 1960 in Ft. Collins, Colorado, the son of Terrance Clerkin and Margaret Burdg Clerkin. He attended schools in Ft. Collins and graduated from Rocky Mountain High School with the class of 1979. He married Christie Chitwood October 31, 1981 in Superior. Steve began his employment with Jim Bridger Power Plant in 1981 as a helper, where he met his bride. He worked different positions there over the course of 25 years until he retired as an auxiliary operator in 2006. During high school, Steve learned the masonry trade. Later he also had training as an EMT and was a firefighter II certified. Both qualifications were used at his job with the power plant and as a volunteer with the Reliance Fire Department, a wildland firefighter with Sweetwater County Fire Department and under Presidential Executive Order during the shuttle recovery mission in 2003. As a wildlife advocate and enthusiast, Steve was an avid hunter and trapper who loved the mountains. He also enjoyed salsa gardening, his family, watching MMA, watching westerns, and doing ancestry research. Survivors include his wife Christie Clerkin of Reliance; son Tyler Clerkin and wife Jennifer of Rock Springs; daughter Jessi Adkison and husband Joshua of Rock Springs; sister Sharon Clerkin of Denver; brother Bryan Clerkin and wife Mindy of Laramie; grandchildren Marisa, Ashton, Eilana, Alexavier, Nazalie, Zairic, Zameson, and Sephira; two aunts and one uncle; numerous cousins; seven nieces and 3 nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Terrance and Margaret Clerkin, maternal & paternal grandparents, and many of his aunt and uncles. Cremation has taken place at Fox Crematory, Rock Springs. Private family services will be held at a later time. Condolences for family can be left at www.foxfh.com.

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I was saddened to leant of Steve's passing this morning. I wokted with Steve at the plant and really appreciated his dedication to fellow employees on the Emergency Response team. Prayers to all of Steve's family.

Caroline Weskamp Jun 20 2016 12:00 AM

I was deeply saddened to hear of Steve's passing. I have been thinking of you, Chris, and keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Brenda Gray Jun 20 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. I grew up with Steve in Fort Collins and we also lived and grew up in the same neighborhood. Steve is the reason why I am still terrified of snakes... in 5th grade he put a snake down my shirt on the playground!!! He was always a little prankster! May the love and comfort from your family and friends get you through this sad and difficult time. All my love.... Ann

Ann Brenner (Carroll) Jun 14 2016 12:00 AM