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Stephen E. Koontz


Stephen E. Koontz, 74, a long-time resident of Bandera County, died Thursday, July 25, in Bandera. He was born to Everett and Olive Koontz on March 19, 1939, in Douglas, Arizona.

Steve married Joyce Stuart in San Antonio on Jan. 22, 1962.

He is survived by his sister, Glea Hale; niece Nancy Dodd and nephew Robert Stuart Jr.

After 51 years of marriage, Steve was predeceased by his wife, Joyce, on Feb. 6, 2013. Also preceding him in death were his parents, son Sterling and sister Phyllis Klein.

Steve will be remembered for his sense of humor and generosity.

A memorial service was held Saturday, August 3, at Grimes Funeral Chapel in Bandera.