Stephen Owen Acers passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with Pancreatic cancer. Steve was born in Denver, Colorado on October 2, 1942 to Owen Francis and Geneva Higley Acers and welcomed by two older sisters. Steve was raised in Golden, Colorado where he attended Golden Elementary School through eighth grade. In 1956 he and his mother moved to Bakersfield, California where he attended Bakersfield High School, graduating in 1960. Steve then joined the Marine Corp Reserves and was stationed in San Diego.