Passing of Steve Sayers

Steve J. Sayers, age 71, passed away on August 15, 2017 at the Northern Arizona VA Hospice in Prescott, as a result of the progression of Liposarcoma with which he was diagnosed in August 2013. Steve was born on June 16, 1946, in Elmhurst, Illinois. After high school he moved to Flagstaff, Arizona, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Forestry from Northern Arizona University. After college, Steve served in the Vietnam War. After service in the military, Steve met his wife, Pat, in Flagstaff, and they married in June 1973. Steve moved to California to begin his career with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF). He relocated to Kelseyville when he became manager of Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest on Cobb Mountain. He managed the forest until his retirement from CDF. Steve and his wife were residents of Kelseyville for 26 years prior to moving to Prescott. Steve enjoyed the outdoors as a bicyclist, motorcyclist, and hiker. Later in life he became a member of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Dog Unit, with his dog, Lucy. Steve is survived by his wife of 44 years, Pat; son, Mark; daughter, Amanda; the rest of his family, and numerous friends. Steve was preceded in death by his parents. Steve is dearly loved and he will be missed. Share your memories by signing his guest book at


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