In Memory

Stephen Mott


Stephen Charles MOTT

1962 - 2020

MOTT, Stephen Charles Stephen Charles Mott, 57, of Chattaroy, WA, entered into rest on February 25, 2020 after several months of health issues. Stephen was born in Spokane, WA on September 09. 1962. He was joined into our family by adoption to Willis "Bill" Mott and Geraldine Mott. He graduated Mead Senior High School in Spokane and never married. After high school Stephen proudly joined the US Marine Corps earning several citations and medals. Stephen was initially classified as a mortarman in the infantry. He was then selected to become a military policeman. Stephen was a rifle sharpshooter, pistol expert and was awarded the good conduct medal. He served in Yokosuka, Japan for several years. Stephen loved the Marine Corps until his passing. Semper Fi!!!! Stephen returned home and took over Mott Roofing from his dad. He learned roofing at an early age and it was his life until the hard work took its toll on his body forcing an early retirement. Stephen lived on his five acre land, developing the property, clearing, cultivating all by hand. He was a unique individual with strong opinions and loved the independence of living where he could be free to do what he wanted. Stephen loved the daily visits of wildlife and his friends. He always had projects and worked on his and friends vehicles. He was extremely loyal to family and friends. Stephen was preceded in death by his father Bill Mott and brother-in-law, Larry Wandrey. Survivors include his mother, Geraldine Mott, sister Patty Cordill (Lenny), both of Spokane, Mary Kay Wandrey of Olympia, and Michael Mott (Trina) of San Tan Valley, AZ. He had two nephews, one niece, several greats and two great-greats. Stephen was dearly loved by his family. Interment will be at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery, at 21702 W. Espanola Rd, Medical Lake, WA. on Wednesday, March 4th at 10:30 with full military honors. Online condolences may be expressed at

Published in Spokesman-Review on Mar. 3, 2020

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03/05/20 10:00 AM #1    

Donna Martin (Poston)

I'm saddened to hear of Stephen's passing at such a young age :-(. I can still remember my first day of first grade. I remember walking down what seemed like a very long hallway at Farwell Elementary School in 1969. I carried all of my school supplies in a small pink vinyl suitcase. I remember walking into the class at the end of the hall and on the right. I walked in and there stood Mrs. Lois Taylor by her desk. The only other kid that was there ahead of me was Steve Mott. I remember his red hair and black framed glasses. He was standing by Mrs. Taylor. I also remember we moved about half way through the year to the then brand new Brentwood Elementary school. At some point during that year, and after we had moved to the "new" school, Steve had brand new crayola crayons that had a flat side so they wouldn't roll of the desk. Lots of kids wanted to try them, but for some reason, he would not let anyone but me! Why he showed me that kindness I'll never know :-). May God have mercy on him and his family 🙏

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