Richard Frank Stevens, 72, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at his home surrounded by family. Richard was born in Calais on May 1, 1950, son of Alden Robert Stevens and Frances (Dickinson) Walker.
After graduating from Calais High School, Class of 1968, Richard enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Following his service, he returned home and attended Washington County Vocational Technical Institute where he studied building trades. He worked in construction and on February 16, 1976, married his love, Thelma Guthrie. Richard worked maintenance for Calais High School and later for the Calais Motor Inn. He eventually started his career as an Operation Manager for Laidlaw / First Student. After his retirement, Richard drove school bus for several years. In his earlier years, he was a volunteer firefighter for the City of Calais. Richard loved the outdoors and enjoyed golfing, archery, and kayaking.
Richard was predeceased by his father Alden Robert Stevens; stepfather Gerald Walker; and an infant brother Dennis Stevens. Surviving are his beloved wife of 46 years, Thelma Stevens; his mother Frances Walker of Calais; three children, Matthew Guthrie of Trenton, Benjamin Stevens and wife Corrine of Churchville, NS, and Jennifer Mingo and husband Travis of Sitka, AK; seven grandchildren, Dana and Olivia Stevens, Rachel, Dylan and Thea Seilonen, and Braydon and Riley Mingo; three sisters, Sharon Stevens Grant of Calais, Pamela Stevens Hankins of TN, and Nancy Strang and husband Michael of Orrington; two brothers, Donald Walker and wife Kathy of NB, and Robert Stevens of FL; an aunt Florence Churchill of Bangor; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Penny Guthrie and companion Gil of NH, Richard and Nancy Guthrie of Hermon, Jane and Danny Harper of Southwest Harbor, Mary Fleming of PA, Susan Guthrie of Ellsworth, Patrick Guthrie of FL, Daniel and Kelly Guthrie of Surry, and Peter and Joanne Guthrie of NH; and many nieces and nephews.