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Lawrence and Nadine Steel

June 6, 2020

Obituary

Funeral services for Lawrence and Nadine Steel are under the care and direction of:
Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home on 1350 East 16th Street in Burley, ID  (208) 678-2100

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     Lawrence Steel and his wife Nadine passed away on June 6, 2020 from a tragic car accident. They would have celebrated 46 years together this summer.

     Nadine Ann Markland Steel was born and raised in Casper Wyoming.  Lawrence Darrell Steel was born and raised on a small farm in Oakley, Idaho. The two met while attending Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. They both loved their Heavenly Father and each successfully completed a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Lawrence spent his two years in Oklahoma, while Nadine spent eighteen months overseas in the Milan, Italy mission. Both served faithfully and developed strong testimonies of their Savior that would serve them throughout the good and hard times of their lives. They were married in the Idaho Falls Temple on August 8, 1974.

     After a brief time in Provo and Oakley, the couple moved to Gooding, when Lawrence received a teaching position as a science and shop teacher at the middle school. There they raised their five beautiful children. Nadine spent many early years at home babysitting other children alongside her own before eventually going back to school to become a beloved teacher. She worked at Gooding Elementary and then North Valley Academy for over 25 years where she influenced and touched the lives of multiple generations of children. Nadine lived her life in empathy and service – quietly helping those in need and being a wonderful mother and a friend to all who knew her.

     Lawrence enjoyed his job as a teacher for a few years, then as a custodian for the church, before starting his own Lawn Care Business, Green Magic Company in 1996. He loved and took great pride in beautifying the yards of Gooding and getting to know the community. Lawrence lived a life of hard work and service, often shoveling snow or doing yard work for free, and always lending a hand to those in need. Lawrence was a great husband, father, and loved spending time with his grandchildren. His kind heart and gentle manner endeared him to everyone.

     As a couple, Lawrence and Nadine enjoyed being together, gardening, spending time with their children and grandchildren, travelling, and serving in the Twin Falls Temple. They had many callings in the church, always serving faithfully and well, and loved being apart of the community of Gooding. They‘ve set a wonderful example to their children of service, faithfulness, and love. They were looking forward to serving a mission together in Palmyra, New York, and were packed and ready to go, before their Father in Heaven called them home for a different mission.

     There are no words to soothe the grief and sorrow in our hearts over the loss of our beloved parents, but these: “Endings are not our destiny. The more we learn about Jesus Christ, the more we realize that endings here in mortality are not endings at all. They are merely interruptions—temporary pauses that one day will seem small compared to the eternal joy awaiting the faithful.” (Dieter F Uchtdorf).

     The couple is preceded in death by: their daughter Jennifer Steel. Lawrence’s parents: Marion Roy Steel and Iona Adeline Williams. Nadine’s parents: Forrest Juell Markland and Ruby Pearl Collins; her sister, Elaine Markland; and daughter-in-law, Laura Steel.

     They are survived in death by their children: Ryan (Annell) Steel of Gooding, ID, Collin (Karen) Steel of Logan, UT, Spencer (Jenelle) Steel of Idaho Falls, ID, Stacey (Collin) Chlarson of Seattle, WA, James (Cindy) Steel of Shelley, ID. Their siblings:  Maria (Merle) Reynolds, Phil (Carol) Markland, Stan (Jan) Markland, Gene (Julie) Markland, Bruce Markland, 18 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

     A public viewing for the couple will be held on Friday, June 12th from 5-7pm at the Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home on 1350 East 16th Street in Burley, ID.

     Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 13th at 11:00 am at the Oakley, ID LDS chapel located at 355 North Center Ave.

     Due to Covid19 group restrictions, the funeral service on Saturday will be for family and special invite only. It will also be broadcast via (this link) to all who would like to watch.

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