Steven York Dery, Sr.

November 29, 1953 ~ November 18, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Steven Dery, Sr. Obituary

A graveside service with military honors for Steven York Dery Sr., 69, of Coquille, will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, December 2, 2023 at Myrtle Crest Memorial Gardens, 94105 Rink Creek Lane in Coquille.

Steven was born November 29, 1953 in Syracuse, New York, to Donald Dery Sr. and Phyllis Oliphant. He passed away November 18, 2023 in Coos Bay.

When Steve was 4 years old, he and his family traveled on the Coast-to-Coast train to Oregon, where they settled and made their home. Steve graduated from Myrtle Point High School, class of 1971. He then enlisted in the Marine Corps and served for four years. Steve loved our country and was a very proud Marine!

After his time with the Marines, Steve attended SWOCC, where he and his older brother enjoyed wrestling together on the same team.

Steve was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He worked hard as a logger and loved what he did. He was a fan of Elvis, Tommy James and the Shondells, and Johnny Horton. After he retired, he spent a lot of time working with his tractor.

Steve has an extended family, which he loved beyond words. He is survived by his wife, Allison; children, Lisa Hoag, Stephanie (Jason) Empson, Jason Hughes, Susie (Joey) Abrao, Ashley (Joey) Hughes and Steven Dery Jr.; grandchildren, Dilyn, RJ, Ostyn, Cole, Izaiah, Emma, Wyatt, Joshua, Clara, Madison, Brandon, Leila and Olivia; brothers and sisters, Donald Dery, Koren King, Candace Hinzmann, Gail Heidel, Joe Dery and Michelle Heisen; multiple nieces and nephews; and his honorary grandson, Chance Dery.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Donald Dery; mother, Phyllis Oliphant; brothers, Jimmy, Johnney, Phillip and Jeff; and his sister, Melody.

Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at

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Graveside Service
December 2, 2023

2:00 PM
Myrtle Crest Memorial Gardens, Rink Creek Lane, Coquille


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