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Donald Steele

May 13, 1938 ~ December 28, 2019 (age 81)


Donald Gene Steele, 81, passed away December 28, 2019 at his winter home in Overton, NV. He was born May 13, 1938 in Craig, CO to Samuel James Steele and Violet Grace (Meineke) Steele.

Don was a lifetime resident of Maybell, CO. His quick smile and contagious one of a kind laugh brought immeasurable joy to everyone around him. Don’s love for the town and residents kept his feet firmly rooted in the Yampa Valley. Whether it be mining, irrigating, Keeping the Maybell Irrigation Ditch in operation, or constructing his multiple fishing ponds- Don was a legend operating heavy equipment. His passion for fishing led him to his favorite camping cabins in Browns Park, Wilderness Ranch and Overton NV. Don loved spending his winter months chasing striped bass in Lake Mead and keeping the lights on in Mesquite. He will be deeply missed and forever remembered by all of his friends and family.

Don is survived by his sons Douglas "Allan" Steele (Vickie) Craig, CO and Bruce Steele (Angela) Gillette, WY. Grandchildren Jory Steele, Jake Steele, Dylan Steele, Emily Steele, Gavin Steele and Irelyn Steele. Great grandchildren Jasper Steele, Harper Steele, Cash Steele, Brooklyn Mitchell. His brothers Robert Steele (Sondra) Steamboat Springs, CO and Darryll Steele (Sharon) Maybell, CO.

Funeral Services are pending at this time.

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