Steven Robert Morse

Steven Robert Morse left this world on July 22, 2013, due to complications from cancer. He was 58. Steve was born on Nov. 11, 1954 in Denver, Colo. The family then moved to Billings, Mont., where Steve was raised. He graduated from Billings West High School in 1973, and attended Montana State University, Eastern Montana College and Rocky Mountain College. An avid reader and outdoorsman, Steve's special passion was to learn about and experience the American West. He was an accomplished hunter and fisherman, with a respect for the land, its animals, and the whims and largess of nature. He was an outfitter of the highest quality, able to navigate any challenge of the backcountry. As he grew up and expanded his acquaintances, there was a time when the family could go nearly anywhere in the country and meet someone who "knew Steve." He enjoyed people, had a talent for storytelling and could visit with anybody, anywhere, any time. Steve's most adventuresome job came early, when he explored life on an oil drilling platform, off the Louisiana Coast. He worked in a number of other capacities over the years, including his time as a land man throughout parts of Mont. and Wyo. Steve is survived by his wife Angela Taylor; sons, Sean Robert and Nickolas Ray; step-children Colin Mitchell, Kinsey and Jessica Taylor; mother Betty Sue Morse; sisters Gwendolyn (Glenn) Nickleski, Kimberly (Dan) Brooks, and Dana Wier; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, other family, and friends. He is predeceased by two weeks, by his father and best friend, Robert R. Morse. The family asks friends and family to hold close their fond memories of Steve. There will be a joint memorial for Steve and Robert at a later date. Condolences may be sent at

Funeral Home

Coltrin Mortuary & Crematory
2100 East First Street Idaho Falls, ID 83402
(208) 524-1000

Published in The Gazette on July 27, 2013