Stephen D. Wallace

Stephen D. Wallace

September 10, 1942 - March 25, 2017

Stephen D. Wallace

September 10, 1942 - March 25, 2017


Stephen Douglas Wallace, 74, of Mission Viejo, California, beloved father, husband, and grandfather died on March 25, 2017. Steve died suddenly at home after a heart attack. He was born on September 10, 1942 in Long Beach, California to Ruth and Frank Wallace.

Steve grew up in Long Beach, California and graduated from Millikan High School. He continued his education at UC Berkeley where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering in 1965.

He had a distinguished and long career with McDonnell Douglas / Boeing where he worked in a variety of positions over the course of his 34-year career. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, playing golf, bowling, playing cards, fishing, reading, gardening, and genealogy.

Steve is survived by his wife Bonnie, sons Greg and Jeff, daughter-in-law’s Kathy and Paula, step-son Jason Thrasher, granddaughter Erin, grandsons Ben, Zach, and Sean, and many other friends and family.

A “Celebration of Life” will be held at South Coast Christian, 31501 Avenida Los Cerritos in San Juan Capistrano, California on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 11:00am.

In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Scholarship Fund has been setup in Stephen’s name to provide funds to deserving students that graduate from Mission Viejo High School with an intended degree focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM). To donate, please make your checks payable to the “Saddleback Valley Educational Foundation” and be sure to write on the check that the donation is for the “Stephen Wallace Memorial Scholarship”. All donations are tax deductible. Donations will be collected at the service or can be mailed to the following address for those unable to attend:

Saddleback Valley Educational Foundation
24000 Alicia Parkway, #17-327
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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2 responses to Stephen D. Wallace

  1. We were so sad to hear that Steve passed. We will always remember Steve for his kind smile and his fun nature at the golf tournaments, the bowling alley and all the family events he and Bonnie were a part of. I know I speak for all of us at the Micheil Family when I say that Steve will be missed so very much. Our deepest condolences to Bonnie, Greg and the entire Wallace Family. We will see you Saturday.
    With Love,
    Wendy & Berah Taylor

  2. Jan and I were shocked and saddened at Steve’s passing. We have known Steve for 25 years and cherished his friendship. We have enjoyed many golf outings, dinners, theater, bowling, cards and a wonderful trip to Ireland and Scotland where Steve worked on his genealogy. A gentle kind hearted man whom we will dearly miss. We wish Bonnie and the Wallace family our deepest sympathies.
    Tom and Jan Micheil

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