Dave Stevens

"Casting a Shadow" at Roseville weekend Dec 18-19,1987
Anne Uebelacker (L) and Dave Stevens (R) taken at the National Advanced & Challenge Convention in Philadelphia, June 1984

David Leroy Stevens
28 Jul 1947 - 20 Nov 2010

From the Program Book for the 3rd IAGSDC Convention, held in San Francisco in 1986:

Dave's career began at the age of 14 at an amateur callers' night in Sonora, California -- he must have liked the experience for he just celebrated his 25th year in the profession. Once a chemistry major at UC Berkley and Cal State Heyward, Dave has long been a mainstay of the California advanced and Challenge movement, starting his first Advanced class in 1975. According to his wife, Shelly, his "forte within the activity lies in his ability to teach and unlimited patience." July marks a major change in his life when Dave, Shelly and daughters Jennifer and Sara, relocate to Woodville, Washington. Dave will be continuing to teach Plus through C-3 in the Northwest and Canada. And yes, Seattle, they do know about the rain!


David Leroy Stevens July 28, 1947 ~ Nov. 20, 2010 Resident of Sunnyvale David was born in West Virginia and passed away at his home in Sunnyvale, CA. He is survived by his parents, Chet and Bea Stevens of Walnut Creek. He leaves behind two daughters, Jennifer and Sarah as well as his sister, Sandy Wood. He will be missed by his two nieces, Deanna and Catlin Wood.

David was a very popular square dance caller and dancer. His calling took him back east and to Canada where he called and had a very high attendance wherever he called.

A funeral service to honor David will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4th at the First Christian Church of Pleasant Hill, 2115 Pleasant Hill Rd. at 11:00am. A committal service will follow at Oakmont Memorial Park, 2099 Reliez Valley Rd., Lafayette.[1]


  1. East Bay Times, 01 Dec 2010