Steven Clifford Wilson, 53, Smith River, died June 24, 2000, after a long battle with cancer.

He was born Dec. 10, 1946, in Centralia, Wash.

He was a Del Norte County resident for the past 20 years. He attended Del Norte High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam War.

Prior to his illness, he was a self-employed excavator and truck driver for more than 20 years.

Survivors are wife Linda Crockett Wilson, Smith River; stepchildren David and Cindy Veilleux, Smith River; mother Dorothy Wilson, Weaverville, Calif.; sisters Diane Kertulla, Hiouchi; Joan Sharp, Wendover, Calif.; Beverly Ringe, Central Point; brothers Christian Wilson, Salyer, Calif.; Kirk Wilson, Crescent City.

He was preceded in death by his father Clifford Lloyd Wilson.

Memorial services are planned for today (June 28) at 1 p.m. at the Smith River Methodist Church.

Private interment will be in the Smith River District Cemetery.

The family requests contributions be made to the Smith River Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 187, Smith River, CA 95567.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wiers Mortuary Chapel in Crescent City.