Steve Earl Cosner
June 25, 1946 - May 26, 2012

Steve Earl Cosner

Steve Earl Cosner
Jun 25, 1946 - May 26, 2012

Steve Earl Cosner
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Steve Earl Cosner was born to Cleo Golden (Tavis) and Harry Earl Cosner on June 25, 1946 in Seattle, Washington. He passed away on May 26, 2012 in Bothell, Washington. He is survived by his wife Carolyn Cosner, daughter Tonja Goddard, son Evan Cosner, daughter Cheri Betz, sister Carole Merryfield (AKA) Misty, and SIX grandchildren.

Steve's loves of life were: his 1934 Ford coupe, hunting in the Cascade mountains with friends and family. Steve also enjoyed his prized gun collection. And of course his love of flowers. Steve was a devoted husband and loving father - He will truly be missed.


From the Prince on Jun 25, 2015

CandleHappy Birthday! We miss and talk about you everyday!

Cheri on Jun 25, 2015

Happy Birthday Dad!!! I can't believe it's been three years, everything you said is true. You told me to run not to walk and I did, thank you. Jeff, the boys, Auntie Care, Uncle Lyle, and I are doing great. Happy Birthday!!! We all love you, you were all our best medicine. Love you Dad

Cascade Memorial on May 29, 2015

Cascade Memorial on May 26, 2015

I love and miss you so much❤️

Evan on Jun 25, 2013

Missing and Loving you so much dad. Happy Birthday!

Son on Jun 16, 2013

Happy Fathers Day Dad! I miss you so much, I love you!

Franny Santjer on Feb 15, 2013

Steve.. you were such a kind soal..It was a pleassure knowing were always out with your flowers i think you were just finding from Tonja and I as teen age girls who would be on the phone running around the house doing what girls do..hogging the you always made me feel like apart of the family..Thankyou.. to a wonderful man may you rest with carol now.. bless you always franny

Tristan Blackie on Jan 1, 2013

Although I onl met you once, you made mefeel as if i was a part your family. I'll never forget that day, you'll always be in my thoughts.

stevie on Sep 13, 2012

today i was going through my senior pictures and was absoloutly heart broken that your not going to see me graduate. i think about you every day, and look at his sight every day. i love reading the things people write on here, i love the fact that mom and dad put these pictures of you on the site because i feel as if i'm talking to you. you'll always be in my heart, and you'll always be on my mind. i miss you so much, and so does the rest of those who love you. i went to visit auntie care, and everything about her and uncle lyle reminded me of you. we went through countless photos of you and we all sat and Reminisced about all the good times we shared with you. i love auntie care, and thats the closest thing i have to you now besides my mom. your looking down on us all, making our flowers bloom to their fullest. that canna was beautiful by the way. i love you so much. thank you for everything

Cheri & Jeff on Sep 12, 2012


Jeff, Auntie Care and I put these pictures up so other people can enjoy them as much as we do. We have a few framed around the house that we enjoy every day. I am so happy to know that I can always come to this site to write messages to you and view pictures we put up. My favorite picture is the one with me sitting on your lap, although the pictures with you and your band show us how cool you really were. The kids really enjoy the pictures of you and your band. I will continue to post more pictures from your youth. We love you and miss you!


Cheri, Jeff, Stevie, Zachary, Cole, and WO WO

Chris Stevenson on Aug 15, 2012

I got to know you a bit through your son, Evan. Quickly I found we had similar interests in guns and hunting. I so much enjoyed our one hunting season together and have you meet my son, Jordan. We had a great dinner out with our two sons and we even got you to have a beer! Great times and good friends are the key to life. I will enjoy hunting with you this year by Evan's side. WE will be packing gamemasters and guideguns!!
Sincerely, Chris Stevenson

Amie Cosner on Aug 14, 2012

It is often said that the measure of a man and the impression that he left on the world is reflected in the faces of those that loved him. There is not one face that knew you that doesn't smile when they think of you! You truly were "A1" and have left an everlasting impression all of those that knew you. I will remember you as you were, and not as you left. I am forever grateful for the countless summer days Evan and I spent with you and Carol in the back yard talking ,laughing, enjoying life and each others stories. But most of all I am grateful for being able to see you and Carol enjoying watching Emma grow. I know she will cherish these joyful memories as well.

You passed away on the most beautiful day in May and all was as you loved it most, the chain of gold was in full bloom. Your favorite Iris's bloomed outside your room and you were surrounded by all of those that loved you. Each time I look into the back yard and see the sun shining and the flowers in bloom, I think of you and that day and this poem always seems to go through my mind. In some way I can't help but think it was meant for you.

Do not stand at my grave and weep
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

Author unknown


Haylie Van Kopp on Aug 7, 2012

Hey Steve, I remember the first time i met you, we were taking you to the cancer care alliance. its unfortunate that was our first meeting. right away, we clicked and cracked jokes the whole car ride. making dolphins noises all the way up the elevator and swaping stories. i am so honored to have met you and hear your passions and love for flowers. i remember the countless hours we shared talking that flied by so fast. you're a wonderful man who cared so much about everyone else before yourself. seeing how you and your daughter shared the struggle together and she was able to help and support you the whole way. it makes me want to do the same for anyone i can. you'll always be in my thoughts and prayers.
love, haylie

Evan Cosner on Aug 6, 2012

You never said "I'm leaving"
You never said "goodbye"
You were gone before I knew it,
And only God knew why.

There are no words to tell you
Just what I feel inside
The shock, the hurt, the anger
Might gradually subside

A million times I'll need you
A million times I'll cry
If Love alon could have saved you
You never would have died

In Life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart you hold a place
That no one could ever fill

It broke my heart to lose you
But you didn't go alone
For part of me went with you
The day God took you home

Things will never be the same
And all though it hurts so bad
I will smile whenever I hear your name
And be proud you were my Dad.

I love and miss you so much dad. You will always be with me in my heart, in my soul.

Your forever loving son, Evan

Jeff Betz on Jun 20, 2012

Dad thanks so much for all the times we got to spend talking about politics, science, and sports, but more importantly family and life. I learned a lot from you and all that you stood for. You were well respected but more importantly...loved by all deeply. I am glad we were able to spend so much time together this past year and will always miss and love you.

zach on Jun 18, 2012

hey grandpa its zach, i miss you a lot and i love you. im going to always remember you from all the great things we did together such as talking about my baseball to cars and also making car noises with our mouths great times! i know your looking over me everyday like how im thinking about you everyday. i love you and we have so much in common, i got your handsome looks and the mind set in how we clean things, windex all the way baby! haha. i hope to pass all those things down to my children and tell them how great you are. most of all i love you gramps.
i know i will see you again, till then your grandson zach

Stevie on Jun 18, 2012

hey grandpa,
For the past year or so watching yours and my moms struggle has taught me alot. Im not a very emotional person, and have a hard time showing it. But getting to know you like i have with the time that god had blessed me with, iv learned alot from you. You taught me how to love, not only myself but others. You taught me not to hold a grudge, cause lifes to short. Sadly you'v seen the shorter side of life. Growing up i wasnt to close to you, looking back and knowing what a wonderful man you were i wish i had. You also taught me not to give up. You told me stories in the hospital about you and Dan, you and my mom, and you and your loved ones. thanks for sharing such wonderful memories with me that ill keep forever. ill never forget when you woke up that day in the hospital bed when it was just you and me, and you told me how good it felt to wake up to someone who you knew you could trust that was watching over you. I know youll be watching over me now. I was named after you and will always live up and be proud of that. <3

See you on the far-side of the sky. Love you always

Daniel Helms on Jun 6, 2012

Steve, I miss you I miss the mornings that I use to call you or you would call me and we would talk about all kinds of subjects. From religion, politics, guns, cars, and your sickness, the talks were deep, we talked about the world, we talked about our kids, and we also talked about our wives. We had many good times together, I was sitting here in the garage thinking about the times that we hunded in Goldendale, and Spokane, and how the deer ambushed you by surrounding you and doing their little screaming. Steve I will continue watching Hal Lindsay and Ending Times. I watched a few old Westerns the other day and I had nobody to share them with like we used to do. Boy do I miss you, you probably don't know it or never thought about it but you affected a lot of people I for one think you're very brave and strong man how you battle this cancer was unreal. You would've made a tough Marine. You are in a better place now save room for me one of these days I'll be there so long for now.

KIRK-RITA Hedrick on Jun 6, 2012

I will miss you so much you where a very big part of my life. I will miss the times up huntting when we sat looking for deer talking laughting and sitting around the campfire. it will not be the same anymore with you gone. you have changed alot of lives and will be missed so very much steve i will always love you and i think of you all the time im glad i got to see you one last time your other son love you KIRK- RAMBO-aka-sniper. Rita I didnt get to meet you but from all the storys Kirk has told me about you and how nice and good hearted you were Kirk has also told me about alot of hunting trips and all the good times you all had.KIRK took it very hard .he told me that you where a very big part of his live and would like to thank you for bing in kirks life with much love Rita Hedrick

Eliot & Sandra Quinn on Jun 4, 2012

Dear Steve, It was so nice to talk to you and I was glad you enjoyed the food I sent. We love Cheri as a daughter, we will always take care of her as our own. I will make sure your loving sister Misty will spend the Holidays with us and will never be lonley. Sincerely, Eliot & Sandra Quinn

Alexis Quinn on Jun 4, 2012

Steve, I have been very blessed to have known you and have had so many special moments together. All the times I was up to visit you and we talked about how we both loved food(and my mother's cooking). Hope they are feeding you well in Heaven. I will greatly miss our talks about Life, Religon, and Guns. Love, Alexis

Cheri Betz on Jun 4, 2012

Dad,thank you for all the years of love and memories and being there for me. I know now i got my strength and resiliance and religon from you. I will miss the times we had together. I will miss you until we are together again. We were a great team weren't we dad!!! Love you sooo much Cheri :)

Carole Merryfield on Jun 4, 2012

To my loving brother, my bestfriend of my life. I will miss you and all the fun and sorrows we shared together through the years. I will never be the same withought you. You are so much apart of me and always will be. You are such a huge part of my life. I will love you through eternity - Your loving sister WoWO..



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