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Steven Arthur Bier

May 8, 1966 ~ March 29, 2017 (age 50)

Steven Arthur Bier
May 8, 1966
March 29, 2017

It is with profound and deep sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Ranger Steve Bier, on March 29, 2017.  Steve was a true professional, whose enthusiasm, passion and love for his job affected his fellow rangers and park staff, volunteers, visitors, and members of his community.  His love for this region extended well beyond his ranger shifts, and he was a stalwart contributor to the Borrego Valley Hawkwatch, had been Coordinator of the Annual Anza-Borrego Desert 4th of July Bighorn Sheep Count for the past 7 years, and was a valued member of the team of Anza-Borrego volunteers working with the Mongolian Sister Park, the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve.  Steve's infectious smile, outgoing personality, dedication and passion made him a his with everyone from five to ninety-five.  

When Mark Jorgensen needed help installing the sign at our entrance in 2014 - it was Steve Bier who rode to the rescue on his days off.  When we needed pictures of virtually anything in the Park, we turned to Steve.  Steve was a 15-year Claifornia State Park Ranger (having worked at Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area and Salton Sea State Recreation Area before coming to Anza-Borrego), a veteral of the U.S. air Force, and a graduate of the West Valley College (Saratoga, CA) Park Management Program.  His passing leaves a huge hole in our hearts, lives, and in the sould of Anza-Borrego.  Steve leaves behind his wife (and fellow State Park Ranger) Heidi Addison-Bier and eleven-year-old son, Lorne.  Rest in peace, Ranger Steve - we will forever miss you.

Service information is as follows:
Monday, May 1, 2017
9:00 a.m. Law Enforcement Honor procession
Starting from Rams Hill 
Address: 1881 Rams Hill Rd, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
Phone: (760) 767-3500

10:00 a.m. Celebration of Life
Borrego Springs High School - football field
Address: 2281 Diegueno Rd, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
Phone: (760) 767-5335

Because of potentially high temperatures, guests need to plan to bring water, hats, and shade umbrellas.

No open reception afterwards, the event will end at the conclusion of the celebration.
Please respect Steven's family and their need to grieve in private.

Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary and Cremation Service is assisting the family.

 Service Information

Celebration of Life
May 1, 2017

10:00 AM
Borrego Springs High School - football field
2281 Diegueno Rd
Borrego Springs, CA 92004

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