Steven L. Amsden
Windham - Steven Lee “Steve” Amsden, 72, a lifelong resident of Windham, died Thursday morning, October 24, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH following a brief illness.
Mr. Amsden was born in Springfield on March 6, 1947, the son of Everett Leon and Doris Holman (Ferguson) Amsden. He was raised and educated in Windham and was a graduate of Otter Valley Union High School in Brandon. He had been employed as a truck driver most of his working career, employed by Vermont Talc, the town of Windham, Larry Brown Excavating, and eventually established his own business, Amsden Trucking, which he operated until retiring in December 2013.
Mr. Amsden was a devoted family man whose life centered around his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was a hard-working man and was considered a “jack of all trades.”
He loved life and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, sugaring every spring, and cooking. He will be remembered for his delicious recipes and “comfort food” dishes as well as his famous baked beans.
Mr.Amsden was also known for his spirit of friendship, unique sense of humor, and generosity, always willing to lend a helping hand for anyone in need.
On June 29, 1968, at the Windham Congregational Church, he was married to Marcia Underwood, who survives. Besides his faithful and devoted wife of 51 years he leaves two sons, Steven, of Windham, and Scott, of Townshend; one daughter, Michele Amsden, of Wilmington; three brothers, David, of Burlington, Gerald, of Windham, and Brian, of Northfield; and one sister, Christine Massey, of Claremore, OK. Additionally, he is survived by four grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew, Brandy, and Patrick; four great-grandchildren, Xavier, Benjamin, Benson, and Colt; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Michael.
A memorial service in celebration of his life will be conducted at a future date and time which will be announced later.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 911, Londonderry, VT 05148 or to the Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156.
To sign an online guest book with messages of condolence to the family visit www.atamaniuk.com.