In Loving Memory of Steve Baxter: 1954-2023 


Steve J. Baxter, 68, of Centralia, Washington, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family at the University of Washington Medical Center (Montlake) in Seattle, Washington, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. 

He was born Sept. 17, 1954, in Chehalis, Washington, to Ed and Charlie (Sitton) Baxter. He married his love, Wendy Bentley, November 26, 1983, in the neighboring city of Centralia. 

Steve was a loving son, husband and father. He enjoyed spending time with his friends, guns, riding motorcycles, collecting coins, gardening, helping others and going to car shows. He helped his son restore his 1976 Ford F-150 truck. 

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Charlie; and his sister, Krisann Baxter. 

He is loved and missed by his wife, Wendy; son, Brad; and brothers, Chuck and Tim Baxter. 

A celebration of Steve's life will begin at noon Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023, at McFiler's Theater at 558 N Market Blvd., Chehalis. This will be a potluck. 

Please bring a favorite dish and a story to share!