Longtime Evanston resident Steven C. Mensing, 74, passed away peacefully in St. George, Utah, on Oct. 27.
Steve was born to Paul G. and Melissa Faye Mensing in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Sept. 24, 1945. He spent his early years in Milton, Delaware, where his love for automobiles was born.
He moved to Evanston his eighth-grade year with his mother and brother. At 17 he joined the Navy and served with honor during the Vietnam conflict. During this time, he married Laura Hughes of Evanston. Together they had five children.
Steve later married Cristina King of Evanston. Steve retired from FMC in 1999, after a 28-year career underground. At that time Steve, Cristina and Aubrey moved to southern Utah.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 23 years, Cristina; his six children, Melissa Mensing, Paula (TC) Caddell, Deborah (Doug) Bruno, Steven A. (Jessica) Mensing, Amanda (Chris) Moulton and Aubrey King (Quinn); and loads of grandkids and great-grandkids.
Steve never lost his love for life, family, friends and, of course, the automobile.
There will be a celebration of his life at Stone Ridge Clubhouse, 6229 W. 385 S., Hurricane, Utah, on Nov. 23, from 2-6 p.m.
All are invited to share their memories of The Man, The Myth, The Legend.