Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Stephen Hales has passed away

It is our understanding that Council Member Stephen Hales passed away earlier today.
As a City Council, we are filled with sadness and grief at Stephen’s sudden, unexpected passing today. He is a man of great faith and exceptional integrity. He was thoughtful in his community service and creative and brilliant in his profession.  We will miss his friendship, but we will remember his remarkable contributions to our city, including his recent work to strengthen Provo City’s brand and identity.  We extend our love and sympathy to Calli and to all of Stephen’s family. 
Gary Garrett and Kim Santiago
Provo Municipal Council Chair and Vice-Chair

My heartfelt condolences go to Stephen’s family.  To me he was more than a respected Council colleague.  I quickly came to think of him as a friend.  I admired him for his integrity, compassion, intelligence, and creativity.  I appreciate very much the time that I had working with him, and feel very sad that our time together was cut so short. 
David Sewell
Council Member

I have truly been blessed to have known such a kind and thoughtful person. I have appreciated his compassion to all that he came in contact with as he served us here in Provo. His love for our city and the people who live here is so evident as I look at the legacy he leaves us. His influence and contribution to our community is manifested in so much of Provo's past and what we look forward to as a bright future. I am saddened at our loss today but am elevated by and grateful for my association with Stephen Hales.
Gary Winterton
Council Member

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