Stephen Brownlee

Obituary of Stephen Thomas Brownlee

Stephen Thomas Brownlee 


Stephen was born on November 5th, 1986. He left to be with his Lord and Savior on June 9th, 2022, at the age of 35.


Stephen was diagnosed with autism at the age of 4 1/2. That diagnosis in no way impeded his love for life and adventures. He left us with a lifetime of memories as he maneuvered his way through our world. His unique perspective opened our eyes to a world we might otherwise not have known. 


Stephen loved ALL sports!! He was quite competitive in bowling, basketball, and track in his younger years. He developed a passion for long distance running in his teens. He loved almost all music, food, and his infamous “Yellow’s” from Starbucks. 


Stephen was preceded in death by his namesake, Grandpa Steve (Stephen).


Stephen will be dearly missed by his family, friends, caregivers and all who had the privilege to meet him. 


Stephen’s Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 16th at 1:00pm. 



High Pointe Church

11501 224th St E Graham, WA 98338


To honor and celebrate Stephen’s love for ALL sports, we are asking anyone attending to wear your favorite sports gear, jersey, t-shirt, scarf, etc. 


Instead of an open mic time, we are offering an opportunity to submit video messages that will be shared during the celebration. 


Please send submissions to Christina Elliott at:

no later than July 8th. We are requesting videos not exceed 30 seconds. 


In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of these organizations:


Stephen’s Special Olympics Team:

Sound Athletics

3801 N 27th Street #6921

Tacoma, WA 98407



L’Arche Tahoma Hope Community:

12302 Vickery Ave E

Tacoma, WA 98446


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