June 27, 1951 - February 26, 2022
Stephen Mark Gulley, a lifelong resident and servant to the greater communities of the Tri-Cities, Washington, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 26, 2022, at the age of 70. Stephen is survived by his wife, Susan, his children and their spouses: Stephanie & Chad Surface, Seth & Cheri Gulley, Shane & Melissa Gulley, and his 8 grandchildren (Trevor Surface, Devin Surface, Madison Surface, Leah Gulley, Kylee Gulley, Aaron Gulley, Jacob Gulley, and Caleb Gulley). He is predeceased by his father Alvin Gulley, mother Nila Gulley, sisters Donna Jorgenson and Patricia McDougal. Stephen was born in Richland, WA, June 27, 1951 across the street from his lifelong friend Richard Roddy, who remained his best friend for his entire 70 years. Stephen attended Columbia High School where he met Susan, his wife and high school sweetheart, and remained married to her for 50 years until his passing. Stephen was an avid reader, craftsman, tinkerer, welder, builder, mechanic, and passionate educator. He graduated from Eastern Washington University with a BA in Education, Central Washington University with a BS in Paramedic Science, Columbia Basin College with an AA in Fire Science, and Washington State University with a MA in Education. Stephen served his community as a high school shop teacher, Lt. Firefighter/Paramedic with the City of Kennewick, professor of Paramedic Science at Columbia Basin College, Emergency Preparedness Specialist and Trainer for Hanford and the US Dept. of Energy, and his greatest blessing - pastor of Paterson Community Church for 25 years. Stephen enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing, canoeing, boating, backpacking, and the ocean. He found peace in a good rain or on the back of his tractor. Stephen enjoyed time with family, friends, strangers, and gave of himself to their benefit. He was a great man, husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend. A celebration of life is scheduled on March 12, 2022 at Richland Baptist Church, from 4-6pm at 1632 George Washington Way Richland, WA. Donations may be made in his honor to the Columbia Basin Baptist Association, 2537 W Falls Ave, Kennewick, WA 99336 for Camp Touchet.
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