Steven Lynn Earl passed away peacefully at home following an extended illness on December 24, 2022. Steve was born in Logan, Utah on April 24, 1953, to Orange Lavar Earl and Violet Beldon Parker Earl. He was the youngest of their 8 children.
Steve spent his childhood in River Heights and remained in Cache Valley his entire life, apart from serving missions. His first was a two-year mission he served for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the New England Mission, which later became the Canada Halifax Mission (1972 - 1974). It was there he met Brenda Marie McKinnon who would become the love of his life. They were married in 1975 in the Logan Temple and together lived a long and happy life serving those around them.
Steve attended Utah State University where he earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Elementary Education which also included an Administrative Certificate. Steve loved to teach. He taught for 24 years in the Logan City School District and for 7 of those years he served as Principal at Woodruff and Ellis Elementary schools. After retiring from Logan City Schools, he taught for 6 more years at Thomas Edison Charter School South.
After formally retiring a second time, Steve and Brenda chose to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In July of 2011, they were called to the Tennessee Knoxville Mission where they served the entirety of their time in a small branch in Whitley, Kentucky. Steve and Brenda loved the people and were able to teach of Jesus Christ and His love for them.
Upon returning from Kentucky, Steve returned to the students he loved and taught for 2 more years at Leadership Learning Academy in Layton, Utah.
Steve loved the church and his scriptures and never stopped teaching and serving those around him. Steve understood his mission in life, whether it was teaching God’s children secularly during elementary school or teaching God’s children about His plan during earth life. He served in the church in many capacities and callings. Some of his most memorable callings included that of Bishop and working in the Logan Temple. His favorite part of working in the temple was working in the Baptistry and seeing the youth come in and feeling the spirit that the temple provides.
Another one of Steve’s greatest joys in life was supporting his children. In his children’s younger years, he spent lots of time coaching Soccer, Basketball and Football but most of the time was spent attending Marching Band Competitions and helping the Parent Booster Organization. As grandchildren entered the picture, he was again supporting sporting events, plays, and musical programs. Every one of his children and grandchildren knew he was in attendance because of his very distinct whistle that could be heard from miles away. It is nearly impossible to go anywhere in Cache Valley and not run into someone Steve knew. Each person was met with a joke, a smile, and genuine love.
Steve and Brenda are the parents of six children: Renee Rasmussen (Mark), Monica White (Jared), Curtis Earl (Lisa), Chelece Wood (Dustin), Melissa Jacobson (Jordan), Natalie Belnap (Spencer), and to date, 23 grandchildren.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Lavar Earl. In addition to his wife, children, and grandchildren, he leaves his siblings: Barbara Waite, Gary Earl, Larry Earl, Patricia Anderson, Rick Earl, and Anna Marie Merritt.
The viewing will be held on January 2, 2023 at the Allen-Hall Mortuary located at 34 East Center Street Logan, UT from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm. On January 3, 2023 a viewing will be held prior to the funeral services from 10:30am to 11:30am. The funeral will be held at 12:00 pm on January 3, 2023 at the North Park 1st Ward Building, located at 2540 N 400 E, North Logan, UT 84341. Interment will follow at the cemetery in Hyrum, Utah.
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