Steven Roy Rockwood was born October 18, 1956 in Longview, Wa to Roy and Darlene (Gonser) Rockwood. He was 65 years old and a 1974 Castle Rock High School graduate.
Steve's passion in high school was Track and Field, breaking many school records. That passion would later transfer to his love of hiking. On his days off from Georgia Pacific Wanna where he worked on 1 & 2 paper machine as a Operator, you would find him hiking and camping at Mt Rainier. He often referred to it as "My Mountain ". He felt a great sense of peace there.
Steve was married in 1979 to Lisa Reddout and would later divorce. They had two children, Katie in 1980 and Meggan in 1982. Many summers as a family were spent outdoors. Working on their 15 acre property to make it look like a "State Park" as family would refer to it's beauty, camping and fishing.
After retiring his health began to worsen, instead of hiking he spent his time focused on the loves of his life...his two grand babies Lauren and Sawyer. Grandpa Steve would never miss a special event, game, a weekly lunch date at Indy Way Diner, birthday parties and any spare moment he could get with them.
Steve is preceded in death by both of his parents Roy and Darlene Rockwood and his Sister Joni Campbell. He leaves behind his Daughter and Son in Law Meggan and Mat Zainfeld, two grandbabies Lauren and Sawyer Zainfeld, Daughter Katie Reddout, Brother and Sister in Law Dave and Charlotte Rockwood and nieces and nephews Sarah, Cris, Ryan and Erick.
Memorial Service will be held at Longview Memorial Steele Chapel (5050 Mt Solo Rd, Longview, WA) Sunday November 14th at 2pm with reception to follow in same location. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations can be sent to Cowlitz County Humane Society in his honor.