SALMON, IDAHO — Trevor Stenlund, 21, of Salmon, Idaho, passed away near Missoula on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017.
Trevor Harrison Stenlund was born in Longview, Washington, on July 15, 1996, the son of Christopher and Amy (Salsbury) Stenlund. He and his younger sister Emily grew up in Longview where he played soccer and ran track in school. The family moved to Salmon in January of 2013 while he was in his junior year of high school. He enjoyed hunting and antler hunting with his father and his friends. He had recently purchased his own dirt bike and was looking forward to riding in the mountains with his buddies.
Trevor and his sister Emily were more like best friends than siblings. When Trevor wasn’t busy working he enjoyed moments with his family and especially spending time with his grandparents. He always had the ability to make you feel like you were extra special to him whether you were a friend, teammate or family.
He graduated from Salmon High School with the class of 2014 and joined the Air Force in 2015. His longtime friend Nate Guzman from Longview had always wanted to be in the Air Force and had a strong influence on Trevor’s decision to join and serve alongside of him. Trevor was sent to Lackland, Texas, where he went through basic training and tech school. Following his graduation, he was transferred to Malmstrom Air Force Base at Great Falls in 2016. He was a part of the Security Forces on base at the time of his death.
He is survived by his parents Chris (Amy) Stenlund, sister Emily Stenlund, grandparents Bud (Carol) Salsbury all of Salmon, grandmother Debbie Pettit of Kelso, Washington; his sweetheart Baylee Hawkins of Missoula; many aunts, uncles, cousins and all the friends he has made along his journeys.
Zane Stringham, a fellow classmate and Airman will escort Trevor from Great Falls to Salmon for his final resting place. A celebration of life will be held at the Salmon Valley Baptist Church on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 1 p.m. Military Honors will be in the Salmon Cemetery by the Malmstrom Air Force Base Honor Guard and American Legion Lloyd Shaw Post #67. Trevor would appreciate jeans and cowboy boot attire for the service.
Arrangements by Jones & Casey Funeral Home of Salmon, Idaho, jonesandcaseyfh.com.