Stephen Arthur Bly (1944-2011)

Stephen Arthur Bly (1944-2011)

Stephen Arthur Bly, 66, of Winchester, Idaho, passed away June 9, 2011, of prostate cancer.
Steve was born August 17, 1944, to Arthur Worthington Bly and Alice Wilson Bly, of Ivanhoe, California. He married Janet Chester in 1963 and they raised three sons, Russell, Michael, and Aaron.
He graduated summa cum laude in Philosophy from Fresno State University in 1971 and received an M. Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary 1974. He served as pastor of Woodlake Presbyterian Church, Fillmore Bible Church (1978 - 1988) and Winchester Community Church.
Steve authored and co-authored with his wife, Janet, more than 100 nonfiction and fiction books. In May his most recent historical western was released, Throw The Devil Off The Train. He was a winner and finalist for the prestigious Christy Award for four of his novels. He was a member of the Western Writers of America. A complete list of his books can be found online at
He is survived by his wife, Janet, of Winchester; son Russ Bly and wife Lois, of Lewiston, Idaho; son Mike Bly and wife Michelle of Lewiston; son Aaron Bly and wife Rina of Lewiston; grandchildren Zachary Bly, Miranda Ross and husband Chris Ross, Keaton Bly, Deckard Bly, all of Lewiston; great-granddaughter, Alayah Ross of Lewiston; sister Judy Walston and husband Bill of Ivanhoe; nephew Stephen Walston and wife Natalie of Eureka; niece Stella Walston and nephew Porter Walston of Eureka; as well as numerous other nieces and nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Winchester Community Church, c/o Brad Ailor, P. O. Box 422, Winchester, Idaho, 83555 or to a cancer research foundation of your choice.