Jeffrey Steele
1952 - 2018
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1952 - 2018
Jeffrey (Jeff) A. Steele of Boise, ID passed away on October 8, 2018.
Jeff was born in Washington, D.C. April 17, 1952 to Ira and Pat Steele. While spending his childhood in the area, he developed a great love for baseball and the Washington Redskins.
After high school, he attended the University of South Carolina where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Finance and enjoyed his time as a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Jeff and his wife Kathy met while in junior high and rekindled their relationship following Jeff's time at USC. They were married in May 1976 in Virginia. They moved frequently, resulting in stays in Virginia, Colorado, Utah, and Idaho before a 15-year stint in Yakima, Washington, where they raised their two children, Amy and Matt. They returned to Boise for a third time in 2001.
The driving factor in the relocations over the years was Jeff's 41-year career with Boise Cascade. During this span he served in an array of roles and built countless relationships. At retirement he was the West Region Manager in the Building Material Distribution Division.
Throughout his life Jeff had a sense of civic duty that saw him volunteer for a wide variety of charitable organizations. His most recent passion was for the Idaho Food Bank. He spent many hours assisting in the preparation of food and kits for those in need.
Jeff had a great love for sports. He enjoyed cheering on the USC Gamecocks (which he referred to as the Gamechickens), the University of Washington Huskies (where his children attended), the Redskins, Seattle Mariners and college basketball teams during March Madness. He was also an avid golfer, enjoying many rounds at both Hillcrest and Plantation Country Clubs.
Jeff, Kathy, family and friends made many trips around the country and Europe together in search of great golf, exceptional wine, and unique experiences with many laughs had along the way. Other passions in Jeff's life included reading extensively about history and business and wearing out countless pairs of shoes walking the greenbelt.
Jeff is survived by his wife Kathy (Boise), children Amy and Matt (Seattle), mother Pat, sister Barb, brother-in-law Dave, sister-in-law Barb, nephews Rich and Joe, niece Kayla and grandniece Hadley.
Services will be held at 1:00pm on October 27th at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel with a celebration of life to follow at Hillcrest Country Club.
In lieu of flowers or other memoriam, donations to the Idaho Food Bank in his name would be greatly appreciated.

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Published in Idaho Statesman on Oct. 14, 2018.
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October 28, 2018
With deepest sympathy,
Tom Gilmer
October 24, 2018
So sorry to hear about Jeff. I enjoyed many years working with him. You are in my thoughts and prayers Kathy.
Sharon Bradley-Sherman
October 20, 2018
Kathy...I am so very sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. I hope that the love and prayers from your many friends will help you heal. I always enjoyed playing with you and Jeff in tournaments at the Plant. Sending love and healing energy.

Lynn Thomas
October 17, 2018
I am at a loss for words Kathy. My heart breaks for all of you. I am sending you comfort and love during this most difficult time. I will be there for you day or night. Much love, Rebecca
October 16, 2018
My condolences to Jeff's family. Jeff put a smile on my face each time we chatted, I can tell he did that with all who were lucky to call him friend or family.
Dan Winans
October 16, 2018
Columbia reunion several years ago.
Jeff was a great friend and SAE Brother at USC. My condolences to his family.
Michael Horger
October 15, 2018
So very sorry for your loss Kathy. Judi and Gerry Branch
Judi Branch
October 15, 2018
I was saddened to hear of Jeff's passing.
I have nothing but fond memories of Jeff as a good friend, mentor and fraternity brother at USC. WE had many good times together. My heartfelt condolences to his family.
October 15, 2018
I have nothing but fond memories of Jeff as a good friend, mentor and fraternity brother at USC. WE had many good times together. My heartfelt condolences to his family.
October 14, 2018
Jeff was a fraternity brother at Univ of SC. Always enjoyed his company and his love of life. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. I share in your loss, and remember Jeff with such joy from the 1970's in college. May Jeff rest in eternal peace
Ken Smith
October 14, 2018
We were so saddened to read of Jeff's passing. He was such a vibrant person, with such a positive attitude! Our deepest sympathy for you Kathy and your family. Rod and Pam Kautz
October 14, 2018
So sad to hear of Jeff's passing. He was a wonderful person. My deepest condolences to Kathy and his family.
Sandy Scanlan
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