Steven Hoalst

Steven Earl Hoalst
9-25-1953 - 5-28-2013
Our beloved Steven Earl Hoalst entered the gates of heaven on May 28th, 2013 after a courageous battle against a rare lymphoma. He died at home comforted by his loving wife, family and friends.
Steven was preceded in death by his mother Helen Hoalst and his sister Mary Hoalst Dennison. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Justine Lackey Hoalst; Children, Betsy Moore and Husband James, Jerad Willett and Samuel Hoalst; six grandchildren, father Preston Hoalst, brother Chris Hoalst and wife Linda, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Steven was born on September 25th, 1953 in Jerome, Idaho and lived in Glenns Ferry, Idaho until 1961 and moved to Nampa, Idaho. Steve attended St. Pauls Catholic school. He graduated from Nampa High School in 1972 where he enjoyed playing football and running track.
Steve attended Boise State College before enlisting in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1973. Steve was stationed in several U.S. locations and traveled the world serving on several ships. Steve retired from the Coast Guard in July, 2000. He relocated his family to Hillsboro, Or. and began a new career at the Aloha Costco store.
Steve loved flying and attended flight school and became a flight instructor. He was an avid air show enthusiast volunteering at the Oregon International Air show for the past 10 years.
Steve was a kind and caring man who loved to talk to people and listen to their stories. He had flair when telling his own stores. He enjoyed golf, hiking, photography and road trips to Idaho to smell the sage brush and visit his dad and brother in his favorite car, a Lincoln LS. He was a patriot and loved honoring and serving his country. His favorite holidays were Fourth of July and Memorial day.
Full Military funeral June 4th, 2013 2:30 pm at Willamette National Cemetery 1180 SE Mt. Scott Blvd. Portland, Ore. 97086
Celebration of Life June 4th, 2013 4:30~8pm McMenamins Grand Lodge 3505 Pacific Ave Forest Grove, Ore. 97116

Published in Idaho Press Tribune on June 2, 2013