Stephen C. Hammons passed away on March 28 , 2018, at the age of 76.
A resident of Colorado Springs for 16 years, Mr. Hammons was born in Fort Scott, Kansas, on November 10, 1941, to Paul and Carol (Carson) Hammons, who preceded him in death. He received a BA from Kansas State University, and married Joyce (Timmons) Hammons in 1965. He was employed by Allis-Chalmers for 20 years, spending much of that time in its Fiat-Allis division. He also spent 16 years at QSP, a subscription service that provided fundraising services for schools and youth groups for Readers Digest.
A lifelong member of the Methodist Church, Mr. Hammons was active in any community in which he lived. He was a Life Loyal Sigma Chi and a member of the Kansas State University Foundation, and during the last 14 years he also volunteered for the Colorado Springs Police Department, serving on the Senior Victims Assistance Team, managing the speed trailer program and becoming the first volunteer to fingerprint the public at the Police Operations Center. He also served on the Citizens Advisory Committee and the Traffic Safety Committee.
In his “spare” time he enjoyed woodworking, tinkering with cars, drawing, and riding his Harley. He loved working with wood and made most of the wood furniture in his home. He was the family handyman, able to fix almost anything; one of his favorite projects was having restored a 1970 Mustang convertible. He was also the family mechanic, keeping everyone’s cars running smoothly.
One of his greatest joys was choosing gifts – always something mechanical – for his grandson, Brody. When Brody came to visit, the days were full of fun; fishing trips in the mountains were a special favorite.
Steve’s other favorite thing was KSU football; he drove back to his alma mater from Des Moines, IA and later Colorado Springs many times to tailgate with old friends and root for his beloved Wildcats.
Steve was a great kidder; he loved to tease his friends and loved it even more when they gave it right back. He was one of a kind, and he’ll be missed by everyone who knew and loved him. He’s in a better place now.
He is missed deeply by his wife, Joyce; his son, Mitchell; his daughter Kelly and her husband Pete; their son Brody Zampini; his son, Glenn; his brother, Phillip; his sister-in-law Karen Allen and her husband Larry; his sister-in-law Shelley Abounabahan and her husband Michael; his brother-in-law Paul Timmons; his nieces Michelle Nash, Mary Abounabahan and Carey Parks; and his nephews Joshua Hammons, Troy Nash, Ty Allen and Trey Allen.
His family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the Brookdale nursing staff and Dr. Wever, and also New Century Hospice.
Celebration of Life services will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the East United Methodist Church, 1505 E Monument St, Colorado Springs, CO 80909, with Chaplain Gene Steinkirchner officiating.
Services are under the direction of Return to Nature Funeral Home, Colorado Springs, Colorado www.returntonaturecolorado.com