Steven James Livingston

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Steven James Livingston
“Live Life on Two Wheels”

Steven James Livingston was born with his twin sister on July 20, 1980, to Dave and Julia Livingston of Provo, Utah. He was a whopping 4 pounds 14 ounces. He grew up in a loving home right in the middle of the bunch. He was the 4th child of six coming in three minutes after his twin. Steve lived by the motto of living life on two wheels. If it had wheels, or an engine, Steve was right there. Growing up he would wake up at 5am to help his Grandpa Woodland move wheel lines on the farm just so he could ride the 3- wheeler. He loved boating on the Snake with his cousins, and loved motorcycle rides with his dad on his Honda 250. As he grew, he played sports and was pretty good. He played baseball, football, and church basketball in the warmer months and skied in the winter. He also was a yell leader for his High School Cheer team.

Steve was blessed with a great group of fellas that he hung out with a lot as a teenager. There were endless amounts of night games, doorbell ditching, street ball in the church parking lot, and pranking neighbors with a silhouette cutout of a cat with dimes for eyes. He loved his friends and kept in contact with them throughout his life.

Steve graduated from Timpview High School in 1999. He met and soon after married Ashley Stewart in July of 2001. After their marriage Steve and Ashley moved to Arizona and he attended the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, in Phoenix. Steve earned his certificate as a motorcycle technician and marine mechanic. He was the first in the family to graduate from a college or institution of higher learning.

Steve was lucky enough to get paid to do what he loved. He worked at various mechanic shops working on Hondas, Harley Davidsons, Yamaha, Polaris, Kawasaki, if it had an engine, he wanted to work on it and fix it. He was exceptional at his work and many of his clients praised his work. He even made “how to” videos for Rocky Mountain ATV’s YouTube channel.

Family was everything to Steve. He had a son Corbin, and a daughter Kaylee who were his whole world. He loved them so much and spending time with them brought him the most joy. He loved showing them things he was working on in the garage. He most enjoyed family trips to Lake Powell, Utah Lake, and Deer Creek where Steve could teach his children how to swim, knee board, and wake board. He loved supporting his kids while watching them play sports and cheer at games.

Steve also loved to spend time riding his dirt bike in the hills above Springville, and out in the desert in southern Utah with friends and his dad, and brother. He even attempted to ride a single-track race called the Tour of Idaho. He rode and pushed machines to their limits that also came with some epic crashes.

While Steve had a lot of joys and amazing accomplishments, he fought some difficult demons. Alcoholism was an especially difficult struggle he faced. It contributed to a long decline in his mental health, and ultimately led him to take his life. While the end of his life was tragic, we take comfort that he is free of his earthly struggles, and he can find peace.

He is survived by his parents, Dave and Julia Livingston, and his brother Scott Livingston (Kristina) and his sisters, Jenny Esquivel (Bryan), Kristine Valley (Brandon), Rachel Strauss (Will), and Audrey Willmore (Brian). His ex-wife Ashley West and his most precious children Corbin and Kaylee. He will be remembered as living his life on two wheels.

Condolences can be offered at www.springcreekmortuary.com.

Chris Baird
Chris Bairdhttp://www.servedaily.com
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.
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