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Steven Joseph Elias
June 11, 1986 to Oct. 18, 2009
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Steven Joseph Elias passed away in Portland, Oregon on October 18, 2009. He was 23 years old.

He was born in Castro Valley, California to Norman and Sue Elias. His family relocated to Manteca, California where he grew up. Steven loved to meet people, loved camping, and collecting trinkets, he also loved to travel. He loved inventing things and making things with his hands, he was a very creative person.  He will be sadly missed by his family and all of his friends especially those in Seattle and Portland.

He is survived by girlfriend Amy Anderson, and daughter baby Jane Elizabeth Elias; parents Norman and Tammy Elias; sisters Heather Elias and Krystal Benjamin; brother Daniel Benjamin; sister- in- law Sarah Valdez; niece Alexis Born; nephews Jacob and Dominic Benjamin; grandparents Hilda Elias, Larry and Margaret Telles, and Helena Arguello; aunts and uncles JoAnn and Paul Donges, Daryl and Allison Elias, Robert and Carol McDaniel; cousins Deon McDaniel, Jessica and Thomas Vaughn, Lexy and Stella Vaughn, Joshua Donges, Shelby, James, Jacob and Eric Elias; and many other extended family members.

Special memories of Steven will be cherished forever by each of us.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009