Obituary: Steven Paul Nault

Steven Paul Nault

Steven Paul Nault, former longtime resident of Kodiak, passed away peacefully on Nov. 15, 2020, in his home in Anchorage, Alaska, at the age of 66 following a brief illness.

 Steve was born in Sidney, Montana, on June 7, 1954, to parents Andrew Arthur Nault and Florence Rose Smith Nault.

 He moved to Kodiak, Alaska, at the age of 9 with his father Andy, uncle Norman and brother Andre in 1964, arriving on the island four months after the great Alaska earthquake. Steve lived in various other towns in Alaska, including Homer, Wasilla, Delta Junction, Fairbanks and Anchorage. He spent some winters thawing out in Florida and Hawaii, but Kodiak was always home.

 Steve lived a life of adventure, working and living in remote hunting camps, and commercial fishing for salmon, halibut, herring and crab, from the Bering Sea to Kodiak, both as a crew member and as a skipper. Steve was an excellent skiff man, and especially loved fishing for halibut with his brother Andre.

 Many friends and family members will remember that he loved to eat and had a passion for cooking. He worked at numerous restaurants throughout his life, and one of his most enjoyable pastimes was cooking up a great meal for groups of people he invited into his home.

 Everyone who got to know him appreciated his great sense of humor and his love for dogs. Steve was very kindhearted, and spent time throughout his later life mentoring people with substance-abuse issues. He literally was the kind of guy who would give you the shirt off his back. He was generous and loyal to his many dear friends, who will miss him greatly.

 Steve was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Sam Nault and his sister Marcelle Laroque. Survivors include his brother Andre Nault of California, sister Shari Nault of Montana, brother Bruce Nault of Washington, aunt Sharon Paul Nault of Alaska, and 16 nieces and nephews, including Elizabeth Nault Miller and Andy Nault of Alaska.

 A date and time for services has not been determined yet due to the COVID virus, but we will be honoring Steve with a service and scattering of ashes in the summer of 2021. Another notice will be published when the date, time and location are known.

 In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Humane Society of Kodiak Animal Shelter in Steve’s name would be most appreciated. Address: Box 8783, Kodiak, AK 99615 (https://www.kodiakanimalshelter.org/). An online remembrance page is on Facebook — go to groups and search for Remembering Steveo or use this link: www.facebook.com/groups/1304655553215700.

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