Steven Jacob MacLean, a 34 year old resident of Boron, Ca, passed away on September 14th, 2019 in Bakersfield, Ca.
He was a beloved son, grandson, brother, and nephew. But above all else, he was a father who loved his son more than life itself.
Steven was born to John MacLean, Sr. and Dana (Riddle) MacLean on July 3rd, 1985 in Tucson, Az. He spent his early childhood in Boron before being moved back East to Indiana with his two younger brothers, where he spent the rest of his adolescence before making his way back to California after turning 18.
Steven is preceded in death by his grandmother, Jackie Riddle; His little sister, Bailee MacLean; His little brother, Michael MacLean; and His grandfather, John Riddle. He is survived by his son Izan MacLean; His mother Dana (Riddle) MacLean; His father, John MacLean, Sr; His sister Rachel MacLean; His brother John MacLean, Jr; His sister Danielle (MacLean) Perez; and His sister Ashley (MacLean) Birch.
Many may not be aware of the musical talents Steven possessed. He was a talented and extremely gifted guitar player. One could even consider Steven to be a guitar prodigy. The long standing story goes that he could pick any tune he heard on the TV and strum it on the guitar from the tender young age of 4. Since a young tot of just one and a half years old, Steven would focus in on the strings and the individual sounds they made and was soon able to memorize which chords played from which strings, making guitar playing second nature to him at an alarming rate. Steven continued to perfect his gift for the rest of his life, and guitar playing will remain an anchor tied to his legacy.
Steven Jacob MacLean will be deeply and radically missed by his family, and all others who had the pleasure of coming into contact with his kind soul. Many will remember him as the sweet and loving gentle giant he was.
The memorial service for Steven has been arranged for October 12th, 2019 at 12:00pm, held within the First Baptist Church of Boron, Ca.
In lieu of flowers, Steven’s family has requested guests bring a dish for the potluck that will be held immediately following his service.