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Steven James Perkins

03/15/1952 - 08/20/2021
Service Date: 08/27/2021
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 5350 E. McLellan, Mesa, Arizona 85205
Visitation Date: 08/26/2021
Visitation Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Visitation Location: Bunker’s University Chapel 3529 E. University Drive, Mesa, Arizona 85213
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N. Center St., Mesa, Arizona

Steven James Perkins, age 69, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away August 20, 2021 while surrounded by family.  He was born to Roy Perkins and Betye Jordan. He attended Westwood High School in Mesa, Arizona and graduated with a Masters of Tax Accounting from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He married Barbara Johnson.

Steve spent his 40 year career at SWD Urethane and Arizona Foam and Spray.  He loved outdoor pursuits with his brother and sons. He served faithfully in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Steve is survived by his wife, Barbara, their five children, Steven “Jim” Perkins Jr. (Laurel Owens), Kamber Sonne (Lee), Scott Perkins (Kaci Salmon), Amie Hancock (Scott) and Ashley Garner (Ren), twenty-four of his twenty-five grandchildren, his parents, and four siblings, Larry, Greg, Shellie Willis, and Sandy Mathews, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 6-8pm at Bunker’s University Chapel 3529 E. University Drive, Mesa, Arizona 85213 and at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 5350 E. McLellan, Mesa, Arizona 85205 on Friday, August 27, 2021 from 9-9:45am. Funeral services will then be held beginning at 10:00am.  He will be laid to rest in the Mesa Cemetery.

For those who would like to watch remotely, below is the Zoom information to stream the funeral services for Brother Steve Perkins.

-Bishop Jones

Steve Perkin’s Memorial Service

Time: August 27th at 10:00 am  AZ time

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Meeting ID#:   930 5504 4493

Passcode:         344531


  • Shannon Adams (Owens)

    My heart broke for you, Barbara!!! Prayers for all of you.

  • Kay and Blake sonne

    To Barb- our hearts are filled with sadness and with joy for you and your family. We are grateful for Steve’s testimony and knowledge of Heavenly Father’s plan for His children. We are grateful to know Steve is whole, safe, and surrounded by many loved ones. We love you and pray for you. Kay and Blake Sonne

  • Elizabeth Malone

    Ash, Ren and family – my deepest condolences, I have you all in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. I am here if you need, and am so very very so sorry for pain and loss – love Liz ❤️

  • Larry and Cora Leavitt

    We love Roy and Betye, Steve and Barbara, as well as the other members of this great family that we have come to know. Sorry for your tragic loss. Steve will be sorely missed by many.

  • Our heart go out the family of our family’s bishop.

  • Through high school, then as BYU roommates, then neighbors with young families, and golf, fishing and hunting buddies through all these years, I have considered Steve Perkins my best friend. The positive impact of Steve’s example and influence in my life cannot be overstated. He has left a big hole. I still have the Big Mac wrapper he sent to me from a (authorized, I hope) trip to San Diego from his mission in Mexico when I was on mine in Argentina.
    Barbara and kids, my deepest sympathies.

  • Barbara, we are deeply saddened to hear of Steve’s passing. He was a wonderful Bishop and awesome friend to our family. He will be missed greatly. May God bless and comfort you and your family.🙏😞

  • Marcus and Ellen DeVere

    I met Steve in early 2016 when I started at SWD. He was always smiling and incredibly neat, nothing was ever out of place. Jim, and the rest of your family are in mine and Ellen’s thoughts.

  • Tony Mackelprang

    My Perkins Friends,
    My condolences to each of you and the family. I too was privilege to work with Steve for many years. He was not only a member of my management team but more importantly I counted him a friend. I will miss the passing of a friend but realize he is answering a call from The Lord to fulfill yet another mission that perhaps only he can perform. So, it’s not goodbye as much as it is “God be with you til we meet again.”

  • I was so very sorry to learn of Steve’s passing. My prayers go out to you and your family. I know that he was a good man – much beloved by others. Sending my love!

  • My heartfelt sympathy to the Perkins family — You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of a great man. I enjoyed working with/for Steve for the last several years. We will miss his smile and kindness around the SWD office. Rest in Paradise, Steve.

  • Dear Perkins Family
    I am so sad to hear of Steve’s passing. I have always admired Steve’s character, his business sense and had the pleasure to enjoy many golf and dinner outings with him. He was generous to me in business and in our personal lives and I will truly miss what I thought would be many more chances to see him. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers, we have lost a great man.

  • Sandy Leonard Walter

    Oh my, such a shock! Our family loves your family. Steve always wore a smile and had an impact on many. We send our love and our prayers to each one of you.

  • Chris and Jacque Mosley

    Our prayers are with your family and we were so grateful to be able to serve together.

  • My sincere condolences to Barb and the Perkins family. Both my father and I had been fortunate to have worked with Steve. He is a man of integrity and he led by example. Still vividly remembers our conversation when flying to a job site. He was much more than a partner, he was an outstanding compassionate mentor. Rest in peace and we will all miss you!!!

  • Adam & Kristin (Stapley) Harper

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Steve. Its a sad loss to us all. Such an amazing man who opened doors for my husband and I to succeed. I have known Brother Perkins for almost 20 yrs. He and his wife, Barbara were my home teachers. They have always been there for us. I am so grateful for that time. Heavenly Father calls home those whom he needs. He will forever be in our hearts.

  • All my love to the Perkins family. Steve was so kind to me while I was in the ward for a few years. He lead by example. I love all the Perkins clan and am so happy and proud to be related (my grandma is Ida Perkins).

  • One of my favorite memories of Steve was the summer we played in the world juniors at Torrey Pines. What a good time with Steve, Gary and Scott! A great golfer and an all around good friend. My deepest sympathy to the Perkins family.

  • 中国上海,Daoqian Wang

    My sincere condolences to Barbara and Perkins family.
    I am so shocked to learn of Mr. Steven Perkin’s passing. My colleagues and I are deeply saddened by the loss of a kind elderly man and infinite sorrow for the loss of a respected friend.
    For over ten years of contact with me and my colleagues, Steve has left us an indelible good impression for his voice and kind appearance, his consideration, his approachability and his generous heart are greatly missed. We are very thankful for him. Steve will remain in our Chinese friends’ hearts forever.

  • Barbara, my deepest sympathies. I’m so sorry for your heartache.

  • Barbara and Family you have my deepest condolences on the shocking passing of a truly great person. I have had the privilege to have worked him for the last 30 years. I always considered him my friend and a person of the highest integrity and compassion . He will be missed but his legacy will live on forever.

  • I was shocked and sad to hear the news of Mr. Steve’s passing. I didn’t want to believe it was true. He is a kind person. My deepest condolences to Barb and the Perkins family.

  • The Hogue Family sends our condolences to the Perkins Family. Steve was a good friend to us and he will be missed. Our prayers go out to Barbara and all the family! 🙏

  • John and Carma Lee Ellingson

    Our love and sympathy to you and the kids! We loved having such good people as you and Steve live in our neighborhood while our children were growing up! Many happy memories. Thank goodness for the comfort and knowledge of the gospel. We will not be able to attend the service but will watch via Zoom. Hugs to all!!!

  • Steve & Elle Curran

    Barbara, so sorry for your loss. We truly enjoyed serving with the two of you in YSA. Love, The Currans

  • My sincere condolences to Barbara and Perkins’s family. Steve was our respected friend. We will miss him forever. I pray he may resting peacefully in haven.

  • Dear Barbara and family,
    I just learned of Steve’s passing and my heart is truly saddened. The loss of a loved one is one of life’s greatest challenges. How grateful I am for my association and friendship with Steve. He was so kind to us and he made us feel loved. I send my prayers and love to you and the family.

  • Craig and Carol Willett

    We would like to express our condolences to Steve’s family. Steve was a faithful and influential mentor to me in serving the Young Single Adults of our church. His steady faithfulness I have I tried to reflect as a lesson learned from him.

  • So very sorry to see that Steve has passed away. Janeen and I send our love and condolences for you and your entire family. I was looking up Steve today ( 11/12/21 ) to give him a call and saw the sad announcement. Steve was a great friend during his time in Houston and whenever we visited your family in Arizona. He served his family and his maker with stellar achievements. Thanks for the memories, Steve! God bless
    The Brownings from Texas

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