1945 ~ 2014Stephen L Machen born on August 31, 1945 in Los Angeles, California passed away on Dec. 20 2014 after suffering a traumatic brain injury. Stephen was the son of Lowell and Rhea Machen. He was raised in Rexburg, Idaho and Brigham City, Utah. As a teenager he accompanied his parents on their LDS mission to England and from there was called to serve a building mission in Scotland. Stephen served honorably in the United States Coast Guard and later graduated from Weber State University. He worked for Thiokol in the aerospace industry, retiring in 2009 after 24 years. In 1989 Stephen met his true love and eternal companion Linda Rae Casaday. They were married July 15, 1989 and sealed Sept. 15, 1990 in the Logan Temple. They completely adored each other and shared many adventures and were happily married for 25 years. Stephen held many callings in the church but his real love was serving at the Bountiful temple. Everyone loved his big heart and his corny sense of humor, especially his grandchildren. "We want pie!" Stephen is survived by his wife, Linda Rae Casaday Machen; 5 children; Marlo (Jay Brown), Shawn, Christopher, Stephanie (Jon Bambrough), and Misty; 4 step children; Tony Rumfallo, Lisa (Michael Whitmore), Aaron Rumfallo, Ryan Rumfallo (Deanna Clayson); 24 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.Funeral services and viewing will be held on Friday, December 26th at the LDS Chapel on 165 S 1000 E Bountiful, UT. Viewing will be held from 11:00 to 12:45 PM with Funeral Services directly following at 1:00 PM. Online guestbook at www.russonmortuary.com.We would like to thank all of the staff at the University of Utah Medical Center that were involved in Stephen's care.