Stephen Owen Childress
died Friday June 26, 2009 at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada. Born November 22, 1952 to Marie and Owen Childress. A fifth generation Arizonan he attended Orangewood Grade school, Washington High School and Glendale Community College . During his senior year, Steve advanced to the Unlimited finals of the Arizona State High School Wrestling Tournament. Steve was employed by the Del E. Webb Corp. for 26 years. He transferred to their Las Vegas office in 1989 and was currently employed by Arizona Tile in Las Vegas. Survivors are his wife Eva, his parents Marie and Owen, son Martin, daughter Kennedy, son Matthew Toni, daughter Lisa David Olguin, brothers Kip pre-deceased and Paul, grandchildren Antonio, Molly, Mazie, Logan and Analicia, nieces Emily and Kimberly plus Aunt Helen Bud, the Aepli cousins, and his numerous lifelong friends. Funeral Service will be held at 12 noon, Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at the Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road, Phoenix. A Celebration of Life Reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Childress Children’s College Fund, Washington Mutual # 9516874769, 9151 West Sahara, Suite 100, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89117.