Stephen Craig Connor
December 30, 1955 - November 6, 2013
Our gifted and talented, brother, father and grandfather, Steve Connor, passed away on Wednesday Nov. 6th in N. Carolina where he was currently residing.
Steve was born December 30th in Idaho Falls, ID to Bus and Nadene Connor.
He was the oldest of five children. Steve grew up in the Boise area playing basketball throughout his pre-collegiate years.
He then went on to play for his dad, Coach Bus Connor, at Boise State University for four years where he held the all-time leading scoring record. He also holds the record for most assists, which he was very proud of.
Steve was selected to the all-conference team in the Big Sky Conference of his senior year.
His favorite moment was a last second shot to beat the University of Montana that put BSU in the Big Sky Conference tournament. BSU then beat Weber State in the finals of the tournament, which advanced them to the NCAA tournament for the first time in Boise State history. He was drafted at the end of his senior year to the Washington Bullets and was one of the last players cut. He then played overseas and finished his basketball career in Utah for a CBA team.
Steve was later inducted into the BSU hall of fame and is most likely now playing one-on-one in heaven with Pistol Pete Maravich, and winning.
Steve was preceded in death by his mother Nadene. He is survived by three wonderful children, Candice, Casey, Nick, and two grandchildren. He is also survived by his father Bus Connor, brother's Tyler, Bret, Tommy and one sister Lisa Perrin.
A celebration of Steve's life will be held Sunday, November 17th 2013 from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm at the home of his sister , Lisa and her husband Chris, 5042 W. Catalpa Dr. Boise Idaho 83703. Online guest book at Idahostatesman.com
Published in Idaho Statesman on Nov. 10, 2013