Arthur Merle Stevens, Jr., 67, of Whiting

Arthur Merle Stevens

 WHITING — Arthur “Skip” Merle Stevens, Jr., age 67, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at his home in Whiting.

The son of Catherine (Austin) and Arthur Stevens, Sr., “Skip” was born in Rutland on July 22, 1955. He moved with his family to Hartford, Ct., for several years, returning to Vermont in 1969 and graduating from Otter Valley Union High School, class of 1973. 

He began his working career with Vermont Marble and later as a carpenter with Naylor & Breen in Brandon. He retired in July 2022 from New England Woodcraft following 31 years of service. 

He was an avid fisherman, loved playing golf, watching his grandchildren play sports, spending time with family, and just being home. He enjoyed NASCAR and was a dedicated Dale Earnhardt, Sr. fan, as well as a Boston Red Sox and Washington Commanders fan.

He is survived by his partner-in-life of 21 years, Pennie Beach of Whiting; his son, Joseph Stevens of Brandon; his daughter, Carly Stevens of Brandon; Nathan Hansen of Brandon and Ashley Hansen of Whitehall, NY; his brother, Robyn Stevens of Whiting and sister, Valerie Stevens Lutz of Brandon. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Brianna Stevens-Clark, Dylan Stevens-Clark, Kouper Devoid, and Jamison Bessette, as well as his needy pets, Marley and Mia. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive him.

A private memorial service will take place at a later date.

Friends may pay their respects to the family on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, from 6 to 8 pm. at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Whiting First Response Squad, 29 S. Main St. Whiting, Vt., 05778, or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Way, Memphis, Tn., 38105.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.

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