In Memory

Wayne Stephens

Wayne Stephens

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04/06/20 11:43 AM #1    

Georgia Krause

Wayne lived at the top of the hill in the Valley and for almost as long as I can remember, you couldn't say "Wayne Stephens" without also saying "Rick Jones". The two of them were frequently found at Glen Briar, laughing and making those around them laugh too. Gone way too soon, Wayne. I was looking forward to seeing you again.

04/27/20 05:20 PM #2    

Anthony Capps

Wayne was such a riot.  Alway had a twinkle of mischief in his eyes.  I have many memories of Wayne and Marsha Virene and Debbie Lambert and I having fun times and laughing a lot.  What a good guy.  I will miss seeing him at the reunion.  

05/09/20 08:37 AM #3    

Marsha Virene (Matthews)

I have so many fond memories of Wayne at Glenbard West and afterward. My high school photo albums are filled with pictures of us and our friends going to the dances, at football and basketball games, driving around and hanging out at your parents' place. Your parents were great and that was such a fun place to be. Of course in the summer we swam a lot in your outdoor pool. Senior year your license was revoked, but you still found a way to come see me. I agree with Anthony Capps that I have a lot of good memories of double dating with him and Debbie Lambert along with Rick and Barb Jones, Tom Clegg and Linda Anderson, and Sue Schenk and Jeff. I'm so sorry to hear of your young passing. I'll miss seeing you and reminiscing at our next reunion.

05/15/20 01:58 PM #4    

Ralph Klein

First met Wayne freshmen year in high school. Got to know him well during school. And yes, we learned a tough lesson from the big drag racing incident. Made it difficult for us during our senior year. Wayne was a good friend and teammate on the football team. He was an excellent defensive back and probably led the team in tackles and interceptions. After our Saturday games several of us used to meet at his house for a Sunday review of our game, the good and the bad, have ham sandwiches and watch the Bears get killed by the opponent of the day. Got together with Wayne and Rick a few times when we lived in Scottsdale first time 1990-2004. Went to a Cards’ game and ASU basketball game.

We all went to the Rolling Stones concert at the International Amphitheater 1969.  My very first concert. Mick strutting around the stage as he does today. What a spectacle to see for the first time in such a small venue. I think we all crunched into one car, Rick-Barb, Wayne-Marsha, Buff-Sue, Sue Webster, and me.  What a blast…. I hear Wayne’s dad; Harold is still living near me in Fountain Hills – amazing.

Miss you Wayne…. RIP

08/31/20 03:49 PM #5    

Lynn Stephen

I was very sorry to learn of Waynes' passing, another classmate lost far too soon.  Wayne and I were usually in the same homeroom, because of our last names beginning with "S". But our only class together was senior year in Miss Pappas' Engllish class, where we all "endured" reading "The Grapes of Wrath" and watching the film afterwards. Wayne, "and others", always managed to offer our class the comic relief we needed after such a heavy topic. Wayne and Marsha were a legendary couple back then, and he was a very good all-around athlete. Some of the kids thought we were cousins because of our last names,(we weren't) and oddly enough both of our dads' first name was Harold, we had the same dentist, and we would occasionally get their dental bills! Finally, he had one of the coolest cars on campus!! Blessings to you in the "beyond" Wayne and many thanks for all the laughs....

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