DONALD FRANKLIN STEVENS
February 17, 1950 to February 15, 2018
A virtuoso entrepreneur
Donald Franklin Stevens—a virtuoso entrepreneur, passionate Dallas Cowboys fan, and devout Pentecostal Christian—passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, CA.
Donald was just two days short of his 68th birthday when he transitioned to everlasting life.
A powerhouse when it came to business, Donald operated the fastest-growing Pepperidge Farms franchise in Southern California, later transitioning into a Food Distributorship, servicing Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties. He was equally known as a big-hearted philanthropist, especially when it came to his eight brothers and sisters.
“Donald helped every sibling who followed him to California,” his brother James Stevens said. “He never made you feel like you were imposing after inviting you to live with him until you were ready to strike out own your own.”
Shared a four-bedroom “shotgun” house