Stephen Rex Hubbell, a longtime resident of Weaverville, passed away on May 9, 2020, at the age of 64. Steve was born in Pasadena, Calif., in 1956 and moved to Trinity County with his family while in high school, joining the Trinity High School class of 1974.
He enlisted in the Army the following year and proudly served in Germany for three years, attaining the rank of sergeant and earning a medal for non-combat heroism, among other accolades.
In his younger days, Steve was an avid hunter, fisherman and all-around outdoorsman with intimate knowledge of Trinity County’s wild places. He had a deep love of cars, trucks and motorcycles — he helped his father restore a 1957 Ford Thunderbird and could often be seen on sunny days heading up Highway 3 on his Harley Davidson Road King.
A true Raiders fan, Steve loved to root for the Silver & Black.
Steve held many jobs over the years, including as a search and rescue diver, firefighter and lumber mill worker, but was most recently known as one of the best painting contractors in Trinity County.
Steve left us much too soon, but will be remembered for his fierce loyalty to family and friends, his willingness to help those he cared about, and his soft spot for black cats.
Steve is survived by his son Zac Hubbell and daughter-in-law Cara (Arvada, Colo.); daughter Lacey Utter, son-in-law Greg and grandchildren Emilia and Andrew (Ojai, Calif.); sisters Kathleen Hubbell (Cottonwood, Calif.) and Maureen Hubbell (Weaverville); brother John Hubbell and sister-in-law Barbara (Weaverville); eight nieces and nephews, and many more extended family.
Steve was predeceased by his parents, Christina and Stephen John Hubbell; brother Brian Hubbell; and brother-in-law Chuck Johnson.
A celebration of Steve’s life will take place at a later date.