On Monday October 18, Steven E. McGimsey peacefully left this world for everlasting life. He was born on December 24, 1947 in Morganton, North Carolina. By the age of three, his family moved to Central California. He served in the 82nd Air Borne Division during the Vietnam War receiving National Defense Service Medals and the Purple Heart. He was liberated from Vietnam, as he would jest, on Independence Day 1972. After marrying on Tax Day, April 15, 1973, he and his wife moved to Santa Cruz. He completed an AA Degree in Nursing at Hartnell Junior College in Salinas and received his California Registered Nurse Licensure. While in Santa Cruz, he and his wife started a Case Management Corporation in California and Nevada. They moved to Cameron Park in 1991 to raise their triplets. He and two partners had a Home Health Care Agency in Sacramento for many years prior to his retirement. Steven enjoyed traveling to Santa Cruz, Mexico and Tahoe with his family, hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and climbing Half Dome in Yosemite. He learned to Snow Board at the young age of fifty. His children and wife wisely refused to ride the chair lift with him. He received his pilot's license and loved flying in the Cessna with his best friend Ken Salva. During the summer, Steven loved to take his Lab "Day Zee" for a ride in his convertible to get a sausage muffin at the local McDonalds. He loved being outside with the sun in his face either by the pool, at the beach in Santa Cruz or Mexico. His favorite attire was shorts, Hawaiian shirt, hat, sunglasses, and maybe shoes. He was very generous, loyal, and sociable. Steven loved to share his home having numerous backyard BBQs and social gatherings. He deeply loved his children and especially enjoyed attending their many life events. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. His father Carl H. McGimsey and mother Margaret R. Robinson preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Diane, daughters Jackie and Molly, sons Max and Mike, grandson Jordan Garcia, brother Michael McGimsey of Morganton N.C., half brother Rick McGimsey of Plant City, FL., two half sisters, Kim Mull of Matthews, N.C., Darnell Dietrich of Marion, N.C. many nieces, nephews, in-laws and numerous friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation through the website link provided.