Rolland Llewellyn Stevens
Nov. 8, 1920 - Oct. 12, 2013
Rolland Llewellyn Stevens passed away at his home in Woodland on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. He was 92 years old.
Rolland was born on Nov. 8, 1920, to Alfred Henry Stevens and Florence Mae (Watson). He was raised at the family homestead in Bristol, S.D., along with his brother Duane; and four sisters, Lois, Elaine, Thaya and Edith. He was baptized on April 10, 1934, at the Holiness Methodist Church.
Rolland married the love of his life, Doris Marie Bigelow, on Aug. 10, 1940, In Bristol. From this union came nine children, Kenneth Llewellyn, Wanda Marie, Wayne Llewellyn, Robert Jiles, Terrance Lee, Ronald Alfred, Steven Gary, Mark Eugene and Timothy Glenn. There were 17 grandchildren and numerous great- and great-great grandchildren.
Rolland Joined the Army on Dec. 9, 1944 and was honorably discharged on Jan 21, 1946. He served overseas in the Asiatic-Pacific Operations for six months with the 1393rd Engineer Construction Battalion and was a certified rifleman.
Rolland packed up the family and moved to California in the early 1960s. Rolland enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending time with his family playing poker on Friday nights fishing and camping at the Sacramento River and various lakes around California. Rolland worked for the city of Woodland for 18 1/2 years before retiring. Rolland and Doris spent their retirement years in Colorado and mostly California.
He was preceded in death by his wife Doris, daughter Wanda, sons Kenneth, Ron and Steve; his brother and sisters, and one grandchild.
No services will be held at Rolland's request. Rolland will go back to the homestead where his life began.
Published in Daily Democrat on Oct. 18, 2013