Steven Pitts
Steven Pitts
Steven Pitts
Steven Pitts
Steven Pitts
Steven Pitts

Obituary of Steven James Pitts

 

Steven James Pitts, 78, of Mesa, Arizona passed away peacefully on May 8, 2021 surrounded his children and grandchildren. He was received back into the arms of his loving wife of nearly 50 years, Geneen Richardson Pitts, who passed away in 2013.

Steven is survived by his seven children, Jared (Jan) Pitts, Michelle (Pacer) Udall, Catherine (Todd) Taylor, Sterling (Deborah) Pitts, Sean (Mary) Pitts, Danielle (Caleb) Overbay, Spencer (Jami) Pitts and 35 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Steven was born December 28, 1942 in San Fernando, CA to Bert and Alice Pitts. He was the 4th of nine children, and spent much of his childhood in Taylor, Arizona on his family's ranch. The family later moved to Mesa, Arizona where he met Geneen and where they settled to raise their own family.

As a young adult, Steven served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Gulf States Mission, an experience that he felt positively impacted the rest of his life. He served in various capacities in the Church throughout the years, often bearing testimony of his love for his Savior and his commitment to the gospel.

Steven was a dedicated employee at the Arizona Department of Revenue for 38 years. He taught his children the value of education and supported each of them in their educational and individual pursuits.

Steven was known for his lively political discussions, his love for the deserts and mountains of Arizona and his commitment to family. He will be remembered as being stubborn, dependable and fiercely loyal to those he loved. His children and grandchildren will be forever grateful for his example and his determination to do what is right.

A viewing will be held Friday, May 14, 2021 at the Westwood LDS Church Building at 848 N. Westwood, Mesa, AZ 85201 from 6 to 8 PM.

Services will begin at 10 AM on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 at the Westwood LDS Church Building.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to be made to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund.

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday
14
May

Viewing Service

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, May 14, 2021
Westwood LDS Church Building
848 N. Westwood
Mesa, Arizona, United States
Saturday
15
May

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Westwood LDS Church Building
848 N. Westwood
Mesa, Arizona, United States
Services will begin at 10 AM on Saturday,
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