Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Stephen Brent Dredge, 63, of Boise, passed away in his home from cardiac arrest on Monday October 20th, 2014. Stephen was born on August 23rd, 1951 in Wendell, Idaho to Nathan Edward, and Helen Margret Ivie Dredge. Stephen  grew up mostly in Pocatello and had three brothers and three sisters. He graduated from Pocatello High School in 1970, and then served an LDS mission in the states of Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio from 1971-1973. Upon returning from his mission Stephen attended votech school in microchip layout design at ISU, he would go on to work in the industry for the next four decades. In 1974 he married Janile Christensen of Santa Clara, California, they had three children, Nathaniel, Colin and Autumn. In 1980 the Dredges moved from California to Utah and then in 1987 to Boise, Idaho where Stephen worked for Micron Technology for the next 27 years.

Stephen was an exceedingly kind and genuine human being. He was loyal and generous by nature and always willing to lend a hand to those in need. He was friendly with everybody, even if he just meet you he was genuinely interested in having a conversation with you and being your friend. He loved babies and had a special rapport with them, if he was in a room with a baby it wouldn't be long before he held that baby content in his arms. Stephen put his whole self into everything he did, he earned the love and respect of others by just being himself, he was sometimes a tease but always good hearted. He will be greatly missed by many.

Stephen was preceded in death by his parents Nathan and Helen and by his son Colin Wray Dredge. He is survived by his wife Janile, son Nathaniel, daughter Autumn, daughter-in-law Sarah Bryant, and grandchildren Ethan Bryant, and Brinna and Jaxon Dredge, all of Boise. Stephen also leaves behind his six siblings and their families, Anita and Daryl Bingham of Saint George, Utah, brother Andrew Dredge of Pocatello, Cheryl and Frank Hardway of Russellville, Arkansas,  Terrance Dredge of Pocatello, sister Mary and Daryl Cook also of Pocatello, and Wilford and Val Dredge of Farmington Utah, along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held at the Relyea Funeral Chapel, 318 N Latah, Boise, Idaho 83705, on Monday 10/27 from 6-8pm.
A second viewing will be on Tuesday 10/28 from 10-11am at the LDS Chapel at 6032 N Five Mile Rd Boise, ID 83713, this will be followed  immediately by the main funeral service at 11. Internment at Dry Creek Cemetery will follow that service.

Sunday, October 12, 2014