Steven F. Bouchard was a young and caring man that loved his family and community. Steven loved sports. He played baseball‚ basketball‚ football‚ and softball with his dad. He loved to ride with his parents to fire calls at the age of 13 and was one of the first junior volunteer firefighters in the Snowdoun Volunteer Fire Department‚ at the age of 15. He was proud to join the fire department when he turned 18 on July 14‚ 2007. He was taking classes to become an EMT with his older brother BJ when he passed away. They would push each other to do better. BJ would later finish the course and pass with the only 100% on the test.
Steven was attending classes at Auburn University Montgomery. He loved Auburn football. We were a house divided when it came to football. Steve and his brother Jason pulled for Auburn‚ while his dad and brothers BJ and Timothy pulled for Alabama. We all pulled for Auburn in memory of him when Auburn won the title in 2010.
Steven also found the time to work. He worked at the UPS distribution center in Montgomery‚ Alabama. He was the youngest supervisor they had ever had. When we spoke with his supervisor‚ he told us that Steven was a very motivated and hardworking man who was well respected. This made us proud that others saw him like we did.
On November 7‚ 2008‚ Steven was talking to his mom on the phone when a call went out that Rolling Hills needed assistance on a vehicle accident. He told his mom he had to go. It was raining hard‚ and he lost control of his car. The car went into a ditch and struck a fence‚ and a board went through the side window and struck him in the back of his head. Steven was flown to a local hospital‚ where he later died on November 11‚ 2008.
He leaves behind his father‚ Theodore F. Bouchard; mother‚ Annie S. Pease; four brothers‚ Chris‚ Jason‚ William (BJ)‚ and his younger brother‚ Timothy. Steven is with his older brother‚ Michael‚ who passed away July 30‚1989.
All should know that Steven is and always will be our HERO and is so missed.