Obituary: Stephen "Stevo" James Anderson

May 5, 1994 - April 9, 2011

Stephen James Anderson, 16, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2011, in Monterey, Calif. Stephen was born May 5,1994, in Reno to Chris and Thea Anderson of Carson City.

Stephen was a junior at Carson High School, where he was an energetic and happy student looking forward to his senior varsity football season and a three-peat.

He attended pre-school and elementary school at Bethlehem Lutheran School and Fritsch Elementary School. He graduated from Carson Middle School and was currently attending Carson High School.

Stephen loved his family, especially his older sister Sara, a freshman at the University of Utah and he also greatly loved his "Mama," Thea.

He adored his grandparents, Jim and Jan Anderson, and Wes and Aileen Schlager, and they loved him back even more.

Stephen's life dreams were to fly helicopters, be a firefighter, and have a really fast street bike.

Stephen is survived by his father and mother, Chris and Thea Anderson of Carson City; older sister Sara Anderson (Carson City); grandparents Jim and Jan Anderson (Carson City); aunt and uncle Kelly and Scott Anderson (Carson City); aunt and uncle Susan and Mark Anderson (Bloomington, Ind.); cousins Andie and Adam Anderson (Carson City), Ben, Elizabeth, Josh and Lauren Anderson (Bloomington); and numerous other aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Stephen was preceded in death by his grandparents Wes and Aileen Schlager; uncles Joe and Pat Schlager; cousins Megan Anderson and Matthew Schlager; and great-grandmother Afton Gardner. He was joined in death with his best friend and dive buddy, Keegan Aiazzi.

There will be a short service at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2011, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel on Saliman, next to Carson High School. Arrangements are being made by Fitzhenry's Funeral Home. Stephen will be buried at a later date in Austin, Nev.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Stephen Anderson Memorial Fund at Bank of America, or a charity of your choice.


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