Steven Ralph Poulson, 77, of Moroni, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Feb. 15, 2022.
Steve was born Sept. 10, 1944, the first child of Junior Poulson and Afton Livingston Poulson. Steve grew up in Mt. Pleasant, and as a teenager, he excelled in track and football at North Sanpete High School.
Steve married the love of his life, Marilyn Christensen, on Feb. 28, 1964, and they were later sealed in the Manti Temple on June 6, 1986. They made their home in Moroni, where they raised three sons: Carl, Kevin, and Brad.
Steve was a master gardener and enjoyed reading and had a talent for oil painting. He had a love for the outdoors and adventures with his family that he instilled into his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
He loved hunting and fishing and enjoyed many trips to Lake Powell and the desert. Some of our most cherished memories are of the time spent at Birdseye with family and lifelong friends.
Steve was a mechanic by trade and owned his own business, Big Pine Conoco, where he made many good friends. He then went on to work at the Moroni processing plant until his retirement. Steve loved his country and served in the National Guard for 24 years.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and truly exemplified the Christlike attribute of service. He would not let an opportunity to serve another pass him by. To know Steve was to love him, and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. We will especially miss his big heart and his infectious laugh.
Steve is survived by his loving wife, whom he affectionately referred to as “his bride” of 58 years; his sons, Carl (Diane) Poulson of American Fork, Utah, Kevin (Rita) Poulson of Moroni, Utah and Brad (Carol) Poulson of St. George, Utah; his brother, Ted Poulson; and 13 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Junior and Afton; brother, Alan; sister, Peggy; and granddaughter, Jessica.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 21, 2022 at 11 a.m. in the Moroni Stake Center. Viewings will be held Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 from 6-7 p.m. and Monday 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the services, both at the Moroni Stake Center.
Interment in the Moroni City Cemetery. Online condolences and live Zoom link at rasmussenmortuary.com in his obituary.