Steve Hauck

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

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

Steve was an avid giver of love and support to many. 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, Friends of Ashland Board of Directors; member, Rogue Valley Community Development Corp. 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. He also served in the Oregon National Guard for six years.

Steve is survived by his sister, Sheri Burrell, of Ashland; brothers, Jerry Hauck, of Ashland and David Hauck, of Hugo, Ore. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John. A memorial celebration was held in Ashland on Sept. 30.

A graveside service was held for the family at the Trail Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Steve’s memory to the Upper Rogue Community Center Capital Fund, P.O. Box 216, Shady Cove, OR 97539.

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