Steven Spears was a talented, joyful, intelligent, courageous man. He lived a complete, adventurous life. He was born in WHITEHORSE, Yukon on January 13th, 1951. In his youth, he was an extreme sky diver and became a national champion. Next he learned to ski and became a certified ski instructor in a single season. Later on, you’d have found him riding in the Australian Outback or attending one of his favorite Aussie Football games. In 1992, Steven married Maggie Campbell, in Australia. Steven was a successful Project Manager in Information Technology. He came to Olympia in 1993 on a career engagement. He loved this place and elected to stay. He had very successful personal and professional years in the Northwest. Steven loved his dogs Lucky, Bailey and Tazzie. He also had a passion for horses and spent time training and riding. Steven had a long lasting fight with alcohol addiction. He beat it and stayed sober for years. Then five years ago, Steven was diagnosed with cancer. He took on that fight too. His perseverance was remarkable. Steven ended his battles on January 7th, 2007. He will be missed by family and many friends. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice.