Steven Carl Veatch (1962 - 2011)

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LAS VEGAS - Steven Carl Veatch, 48, Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Logan, passed away at dawn Friday, May 20, 2011, in Las Vegas of complications due to cancer. He was born Nov. 17, 1962, in Pocatello, Idaho, to Frank and Patricia Veatch.
Steve was raised in Logan, attending Logan schools, graduating from Logan High and the Hollywood School of Cosmetology. He had some good, close friends in the Logan area: Eric, Mike, Doug, Don, Troi, Judd, Jared and Suebear.
He worked at the old old Smith's Food King at the lunch counter (how old is THAT memory) and enjoyed serving his "regular" coffee drinkers. He thought they were a hoot. When he worked at Whispers Floral, his creativity in his flower arrangements was always inspiring and he really put his heart in it to give joy and delight to the recipients.
He performed in the Pickleville Playhouse at Bear Lake for two summers with his sister, Ann, and at the Festival of the American West performances at the Spectrum.
He left the area and moved to Las Vegas where he continued to live, laugh and love for the next 25 years living with his best friend, Betty Clark.
He worked in the Golden Nugget casino until his illnesses forced his retirement. He was a surrogate father figure to Betty's sons, Rashard (Teangela) and Eskin. He went on to be "Mr. Mom" to seven beautiful and wonderful children from the time they were newborn babies: Salina, Allysa, Dynelle, Dominque, Marquise, Zion and Aliyah.
One of his great joys was cooking and creating new dishes. We often told him he could be a professional chef, but he said that would ruin the joy of cooking. He always went the extra mile and was a steady source of support to all who knew him. He loved to laugh and spent many hours, days (months and years) fixing up the home he and Betty shared. He was a beautiful soul. How do you condense someone's life into these small sentences? How do you give enough honor? Today our hearts are breaking. We love him so.
He enjoyed a special relationship with his niece, Cindy. Over the years, they spent countless hours together listening to music, talking, drinking cocktails and "Monster" cooking. They laughed together and cried together. It was a special connection that cannot be replaced or replicated.
He is survived by his mother, Patricia Veatch; his brothers, Craig Nielsen, Bob (Gay) Nielsen, Tab (Carolyn) Nielsen and Frank (Kay) Veatch; his sister, Nancy Ann Nielsen; Betty Clark and her sons, Rashard Miller and Eskin Edward, as well as their babies; Cindy (Jeff) Maughan; and friends, Eric Peterson and Larry. He is also survived by his "babies" (dogs), Natasha and Maxine.
He was loved by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his dad, Frank Sr., and his beloved friend, Paul.
A memorial service will be held in Las Vegas over Memorial Day weekend. A graveside service to bury his ashes will be performed Aug. 6, 2011, when his family can gather to honor his life. God rest his soul.
Published in Logan Herald Journal from May 22 to June 4, 2011
Steven C. Veatch
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1325 North Main St | Las Vegas, NV 89101 | (702) 464-8300
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