|Obituary & Funeral Services|
|Steve passed away Saturday January 21, 2006, while snowmobiling at Stampede Pass with his friends.
Steve was born June 12, 1965, in Seattle, Washington. He was educated in Kirkland, Washington, and graduated from Juanita High School, class of '83'. He attended Lake Washington Voc Tech and graduated with a mechanical certification. He went to work for Birchard and Agee Marine Service and after 17 years, purchased the company.
Steve was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed activities such as camping, snowmobiling, and dirt biking. He spent many years Stock Car Racing, from the 300 Enduro to the Saturday Night Bomber Division. He was loved and feared by many... (mostly loved).
Survivors include his loving wife, Rhonda, and beloved son, Justin, of Everett; father, Gene McElroy, of Ferndale, Washington; sisters, Cindy Ryan, of Ferndale, Chris Tauzin, of Arlington, Washington; brothers, Scott McElroy, of Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, Craig Rowalt, of Bothell, Washington, and Ryan Rowalt, of Everett; birth mother, Connie McKee, of Easton, Washington; birth father, Chuck Audal, of Lynnwood, Washington; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rob Wilmart, of Edmonds, Washington. Steve is also survived by six nephews and three nieces, and will be missed by all.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Patsy K. McElroy; and brother, Chuck Rowalt.
Funeral services for the late Steven Ray McElroy will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, January 27, at Gold Creek Community Church, 4326 - 148th Street S.E., Bothell, WA 98012. Visitation at 12 p.m., Friday. For those unable to attend services, a visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday evening, January 25, at Solie Funeral Home, 3301 Colby Avenue, Everett.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association.