A lifelong, proud Austinite, Stephen attended McCallum High School. He later went on to graduate with his masters degree from Texas State University. Stephen is a forever Racker, working for Rackspace in San Antonio, Texas for seven years. Stephen also known as "Stove" is survived by his wife, Ashley Dutton, children Alex 18, Brenn 12 and Justus 2, mother, Daphne Dutton and sister, Lisa Alexander, her husband Wes and children Kyle and Karley, aunt Jeanie, cousins Lisa and Georgia, along with wealth of friends.
Stephen could often be found on a weekend off shopping with his wife. Ok, the secret is out, Stephen Dutton loved to shop. Whether browsing for home items, clothing, or rummaging an antique store or searching high and low at the local Walmart or Target for baseball cards. Stephen had a growing collection of baseball and basketball cards he would buy, sell, and trade, although he kept his favorites (too many in his wife's opinion) to pass down to generations. At night, you would often hear an alert sounding from his cell phone notifying him of the latest item ready for final bid on EBAY.
The best gift giver and most thoughtful human being, Stephen was constantly bringing home small treats or tokens of appreciation to his family. His daughter Brenn is now wondering who will sneak her a Red Bull. His family were not the only recipients of his generosity. He helped his daughter deliver care packages to the homeless and truckloads of supplies to the local animal shelter. He instilled values of serving others and helping your fellow human in each of his children. He always thought of everyone first and Stephen last, which was a gift that will never be forgotten.
Stephen was a lifelong, loyal University of Texas fan. He loved all things UT sports. He enjoyed attending basketball games with his children and even got to take his youngest son Justus to his first game. Unfortunately, he was also a Dallas Cowboys fan. You could hear him on Sunday's and Monday nights cursing at the TV screen when things were going array in Jerry's world.
He loved music of all genres. He would jam out in the car to some old school hip hop and croon at the top of his lungs to some good ol' country.
Stephen left this Earth better than he found it and will be forever cherished and most definitely missed. We love you Stove!