Steven Lee Herren, gentleman, philosopher, and total hunk, died in his home on Monday, December 12, 2016, at the age of 24. Steven is survived by his parents, Sheri and Jeff, his sister, Laura, his stepparents, Richie and Jackie, and his stepsister Allison.
Steven's first entrepreneurial efforts manifested as early as grade school, when he produced and sold illustrations to the highest bidders among his peers. He was a dedicated friend, giving a foot massage to his buddy with a broken leg, volunteering to protect his boys and take the fall when they were caught red-handed, and was always ready for an adventure. Steven studied the Tao, watched countless films, and played video games with passion. He starred in his middle school musical, and then later completed the training regimen that prepares Navy Seal candidates for hell week. His specialty was A/V production, and he aspired to produce music. He will be remembered for many things, but especially for his cleverness, his loyalty, and his big heart.
Steven fought hard against his demons. When he finally asked for help, he was determined to get well. He spent three months in a rehab facility in Utah, far from friends and family. He came home and continued his treatment, attended meetings everyday, worked hard to stick to his post-rehab plan, reconnected with friends, began developing an expertise in A/V production, spent time with his family daily, and made us all so proud of him. He was over 90 days sober when he died of an accidental overdose.