Stephen James Hauck, 55, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2010, at his residence in Shady Cove with family at his side. He had been under the loving care of Dr. Kendall Michels and Providence Hospice with angels Marci and Joni.

Steve was born in Ashland, Ore., on March 25, 1955, to John and Kathy (Weeks) Hauck. He graduated from Ashland High School in 1973, earned a bachelor of science degree from University of Oregon, completed two years of law school at University of Oregon and earned a master degree in management from Southern Oregon University.

Steve was an avid giver of love and support to many people. At the time of his death, he was Executive Director of the Upper Rogue Community Center in Shady Cove. He had been director for seven years and was loved by all.

Steve's community service included: president, Siskiyou-Cascade, Inc; member, ACCESS, Inc Board of Directors; Member, Southern Oregon Economic Development, Inc. Board of Directors; member, Friends of Ashland Board of Director; member, Rogue Valley Community Development Corporation Board of Directors; member, Jackson County Citizen's league; member, Rogue Valley Fair Share; member, Citizen's Utility Board; member, Oregon Consumer's League.

Steve also served as chair and member of the Ashland City Council for 11 years; chairperson, Rogue Valley Transit District Board of Directors; RVTD Budget Committee; Ashland City Budget Committee; Ashland School District Budget Committee; Ashland Water Conservation Committee; Ashland Housing Commission; Special District Association of Oregon Board of Directors; Rogue Valley Council of Governments; RCCOG Budget Committee; Metropolitan Planning Organization; Oregon Department of Transportation Urban Mobility Advisory Committee; and former legislative assistant, Oregon Legislature. Steve also served in the Oregon National Guard for six years.

Steve is survived by his sister, Sheri Burrell, of Ashland, Ore.; brothers, Jerry Hauck, of

Ashland, Ore., and David Hauck of Hugo, Ore.

A graveside service will be held for the family at the Trail Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Kathy, and brother John. A memorial celebration will be held on Thursday, September, 30, 2010, at 876 Cypress Point Loop, Ashland, OR, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Upper Rogue Community Center capital project in memory of Stave Hauck.

Arrangements: LitwillerSimonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, Oregon.

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