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Stephen Iven of Bedford, Texas passed away on December 21, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas. He will always be remembered as a loving father, son, brother, friend and colleague to all that knew and loved him. He was born on May 22, 1971 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to John and Carel Iven.

Stephen became an Eagle Scout at the age of twelve. He went on to have many accomplishments in his life.

Stephen graduated from L.B. Bell High School in 1989. Stephen attended college at the University of Texas at Austin where was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. Stephen received a Bachelor of Arts degree from UT and went on to work.

Later in life Stephen decided to become a chef so he got a degree from the Cordon Blue College of Culinary Arts. He was an amazing chef and took great pleasure in cooking for others. It was his passion.

Stephen had a larger than life personality. He was a friend to everyone who met him. Stephen had the biggest heart and he always had time to listen to you, provide a shoulder to cry on and give the best hugs.

He loved football especially UT and the Cowboys. He loved his Rangers too.

Although family was important to him, being a good Dad to Austin was his best accomplishment. He was so proud of his son Austin.

Stephen will be missed by all who knew him. He touched so many lives and we are all better for having known him.

Stephen is survived by father, John Iven of Bedford, Texas; son Austin Iven of Keller, Texas; sister Stephenie Iven of Bedford, Texas; Susan Davis, girlfriend of Fort Worth, Texas; uncles, aunts, and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother Carel Iven and grandparents, John Hopper, June Hopper, Agnes Iven and Oscar Iven.

The visitation will be held from 5-8 o'clock p.m. on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral service will be held at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Bedford, Texas at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Liver Foundation.