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Steven Michael Law

January 22, 1960 ~ July 28, 2016 (age 56)
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Message from Delia Gonzalez
September 16, 2018 2:07 PM

I was saddened to hear about you loss. Steven had a wonderful sense of humor. I remember one Halloween, he showed up as Superman...in cognito of course. He was truly unique. Stay strong and know you and your family are in my prayers
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A candle was lit by Todd Charles Juchau on March 8, 2018 4:35 PM
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Message from Brian Litster
August 21, 2016 8:26 PM

Best of luck to family
Message from Curt Witcher
August 8, 2016 2:08 PM

I had the honor of working with Steven in the genealogy library world. What a great man.
Message from Karen Kosek
August 6, 2016 6:40 PM

I was quite saddened to read about Steven's passing. I went to school with Steven in Grade School, Jr. High, and High School. Steven and I both studied violin and was even chosen to do a duet at one of the school districts symphonies. Steven always played better than me so I was always inspired by him. My prayers go out to his family and friends.
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A candle was lit by Karen Kosek on August 6, 2016 6:34 PM
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We love you! We will always remember Steve's awesome part in our family. We loved when the Laws came to visit! Love, Brodie & Nelcy Sebresos, Kami & Azar McMaster, Tyler & Julie Sebresos, Hunter & Yolanda Sebresos, Jordan & Katie Sebresos, Maren & Dallin Droubay Families

Message from Farmington, Utah
August 4, 2016 1:16 PM

I worked with Steve on the reference desk at the Provo library and he quickly became one of my favorite people. Steve was incredibly fascinating and fascinated with all kinds of things. No inquiry was too difficult or too obscure that Steve couldn't find the answer. All of his personal reading recommendations to me started with "This one is kind of weird, but..." and I loved that about him.

I'm so sorry for your loss. It's a great loss to us all.
Message from Jay and Julie Shaffer
August 4, 2016 12:06 PM

Dear Connie, Mikel, Janessa, Keaton and Connor,
We are so sad to hear of Steves passing. We send our condolences and love to you all. Steve was a great home teacher to us back in the day. You are a wonderful family and we pray you'll feel peace at this difficult time.
Jay and Julie Shaffer and family
Message from Suzanne Huff
August 4, 2016 10:36 AM

I worked with Steve for 19 years at Provo Library. We spent many hours at the reference desk together attending to patrons. Steve was unfailingly polite, thoughtful and well informed. He could handle anything that came his way in terms of patron questions. His ability to answer questions about Provo History or family history was almost magical. He created resources for Provo History that are available on the library website http://www.provolibrary.com/historical-provo The library may never have another librarian to match his expertise.

He was a good friend. I loved our discussions of gospel topics and everything else under the sun - that was Steve - he was always learning something new and sharing it. Where did he get the energy to do all he did? I would marvel at his long work hours yet he was also reading books, writing reviews, gardening, watching movies, cooking and apparently doing much more than that as I have learned from reading the Facebook posts about him.

He was larger than life, it seems, so life could no longer hold him.....
Message from The Chris Greenwood Family
August 4, 2016 9:23 AM

Dear Connie and family, we are deeply saddened at the passing of our friend. It was always a pleasure seeing Steve at the library and around town. He always brightened our day and helped us feel connected with you and all our friends in Provo. Please know of our love and desire for you to have peace at this difficult time.
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A candle was lit by Alicia Gonzales Fullbright on August 4, 2016 1:08 AM
Message from mark Vasicek
August 3, 2016 9:44 PM

Hey Connie. My condolences for your loss. I will never forget our cross-country trip with a detour into Missouri. I won't forget the lunches that I had at the top of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and at the German place they're not too far from Center City. Steve was a good friend kind and cheerful. He had a soft heart. I will always carry a fond memory of him in my heart, and will do my best, as compadre, to give memories to our grandchildren. Be strong. May you find peace. I believe you did the right thing. I think you were right to say he was hanging on for you to feel ok with him leaving. We love you. Mark
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Message from Angie Boyce
August 3, 2016 12:08 PM

I was so sad to hear of Steve's passing! What a man full of life! I enjoyed working with him the past few years at FamilySearch. He gave me many "reviews" on books and old movies. I always appreciated his knowledge, wit and willingness to share what was on his mind.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. He will certainly be missed by many!
Message from Rex Peterson
August 3, 2016 9:00 AM

Dear Connie and family,

What a beautiful description of Steve's life. He was certainly interested in all things. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and a great smile and laugh. We miss him very much.
Message from Orvill S. Paller
August 3, 2016 8:28 AM

Dear Law Family, I was privileged to work closely with Steve on numerous projects and assignments over the last ten years. There was nobody more passionate, more caring, more dedicated and committed to his work than Steve. It wasn't merely about getting the job done - it was about getting the job done the 'right' way. Steve played an integral part in helping to make millions of family history records available to people throughout the world. A true 'Renaissance' man of family history, the arts, and literature. Steve and I not only worked closely together, but enjoyed countless bus and train rides back and forth to Utah County. Steve's sense of humor, his witty anecdotes, and his love of family were always evident. I was heartbroken to hear of Steve's passing. As has been referenced by several others, I can only suspect that Heavenly Father felt that it was time for Steve to "go home". I pray that Heavenly Father's blessing of peace and comfort be with Connie and the entire Law family.
Message from Suzi Evans- Brewster
August 2, 2016 8:42 PM

Connie, my heartbreaks for you and your family. Steve was one of my first friends when I moved to Citrus Heights. He was always patient, kind and helpful. I remember when you got married and moved into that tiny apartment while Steve was going to school. Such simpler times when we had so much to look forward to in our futures. I wish I would have reconnected with you sooner and had Steve help me with my dead end family history issues. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Message from Lynne LaBare
August 2, 2016 8:13 PM

Always friendly, courteous, and helpful, Steve was a wonderful person to work with at the Provo City Library. I was amazed at his engaging energy and thoroughly enjoyed his sense of humor—especially his puns. Steve helped me several times with my German genealogical research and brought me challenging cataloging problems to keep my skills sharpened. I send the Law family my deepest sympathy for their great loss.
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Message from Emily Oldoryd
August 2, 2016 4:43 PM

I worked with Steve for almost 10 years at FamilySearch. He was always kind, funny, positive, and helpful. One time he helped me translate a newspaper article written in German about one of my ancestors in the Swiss war of independence. He then helped me research this a bit and got me interested in learning more about it. He also lent some books on old photographs and always had a suggestion of a good book to read or bookstore to visit. I was always interested to see what books he had read on Goodreads and what he thought of each. He had good taste and pointed me toward many books I wouldn't have read otherwise.

I know how much we enjoyed being around him at work so I can just imagine all the good memories your family has of him and much you must all miss him.
Please know you're in my prayers.
Message from Lena Stout
August 2, 2016 4:07 PM

You are the light that bright everybody who is around you, Steve!

Our life has no pity like yours -- you have so many people sincerely love you and miss you!!

Stay in Peace....
Message from Julie Connelly
August 2, 2016 3:45 PM

Steve was a great co-worker. I worked with him to purchase items for the Family History Library. He was always cheerful and willing to help. I'm glad the Lord saw fit to bring him into our lives and I know you'll see him again. God bless you.
Message from Heather Walgren
August 2, 2016 3:41 PM

I worked with Steve in a variety of roles for 5 years and often caught the same train home as him. I truly enjoyed talking about books and old movies with him. I also enjoyed working on projects with Steve. He has a gift of leaving things in a better state than he found them. He has a gift of lifting everyone around him. He was a good friend to have and a great person to know. You're family is in my prayers.
Message from Caleb Puzey
August 2, 2016 3:19 PM

I had the pleasure of working with Steve on several occasions. He was always so pleasant and calm even in the face of pressure and stress. I always appreciated his positive outlook on everything despite trials that he experienced. My condolences to the family in their time of sorrow. He was a wonderful person and the world has lost a loving and positive influence.
Message from Greg Nelson
August 2, 2016 3:10 PM

Steve and I had weekly interviews for a couple of years and they were always enjoyable, no matter what we talked about. He could talk about some of the oddest things and they usually made sense by the end of the interview. I believe we started each interview with him asking me 'Is it time to go home yet?' God bless the Law family and thank you for sharing him with me, it was always enjoyable to be in Steve's company.
Message from Tommy Olsen
August 2, 2016 2:56 PM

Dear Law Family,
I didn't know Steve well, as I am a fairly new intern here at FamilySearch. However, from the short time that I did know him, I could tell that he was a great asset to the team, and always full of the Spirit.
I'm not great with words, especially in this kind of circumstance, but as I was reading his obituary, I just wanted to let you know my heart is turned toward each of you. Trust in God's plan. I am young, but I am here to lend an ear whenever you need. You are in my prayers. I'm sure Steve is watching over you, and still doing great work. Not only that, but our Heavenly Father and His Son are always near, as well.
God bless you.

-With love,
Tommy Olsen
Message from Dorothy Olsen
August 2, 2016 2:50 PM

I always enjoyed getting calls from Steve early in the morning, and I got to work @ 6. He was such a good person and was always willing to help where needed. He will be missed very much, especially his smile.
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