Stephen Marion Schellhase

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Visitation from 6 – 8 pm Saturday and Service 2 pm Sunday, May 17, both at Crowder Funeral Home in Webster.

Stephen Marion Schellhase, 57, died on May 10, 2015 leaving this world much too soon.  He was born in Austin, TX on June 27, 1957 to Marion Wallis and Frances Anne (Echols) Schellhase.  After spending a few years in Renton Washington, the family moved to Friendswood, TX in 1966.  He was a Boy Scout and enjoyed camping, hiking, and fire building. Stephen graduated from Friendswood High School in 1975 then attended the University of Texas at Austin as a National Merit Scholar. He graduated with a BA in Mathematics in 1986 from University of Houston-Clear Lake.


Stephen began his career in 1981 with Lockheed Martin working Shuttle simulation at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.  In 1987, he began working at Unisys Corporation on Shuttle flight software.  He returned to Lockheed in 1989 where he stayed until he went to work for Honeywell in 1991, working on Space Station software.  Stephen started with Boeing in 2002 again working with Space Station software. He began a new adventure at Walmart in 2009 where he worked until recently. He had just started at O’Reilly Auto Parts.  Stephen had an excellent work ethic and believed in performing to the best of his ability every day.


Stephen was preceded in death by his father, but is survived by his son, Robert; his mother; two brothers, James (Susan) and John (Amy); 3 nieces, Melissa, Lindsay, and Sydney, and one nephew, Thomas.


Stephen was a dedicated father and devoted his free time to his son’s activities, primarily coaching Robert’s baseball teams and sharing his passion for automotive repair.  Stephen helped Robert work on his truck just a few days before his death – the two of them enjoyed a full day together exchanging stories and talking about life.


Stephen was a devoted father, son, brother, uncle, and friend.  He had a ready smile, contagious laugh, and a joke ready for any occasion.  He never met a stranger and was a people person.  He would often take his leave by stating “I’m so glad you got to see me!” Stephen will be remembered and missed.


  1. Steve has left us way too soon. I will miss his great smile, laughter and friendship. We have had some wild parties on Dawn street years back with many good memories – we will all miss him.

    Jimmy Lee
  2. What an amazing man. My heart is breaking knowing I will not see him any longer. I hope he knows how much we loved him.

    Laura Aguirre
  3. I Steve from Friendswood High School, he was always the nicest guy! My deepest sympathies for the family, especially his son, Bobby, and I pray God blesses you with peace and comfort. God bless you all!
    Mardi Cole Parmenter
    FHS 1974

    Mardi Parmenter
  4. Our hearts are heavy to have lost our cousin so soon. Sadly, we cannot be with you this weekend at the service, but we send our love and embrace. His great mind, big heart, and broad smile will be remembered always.

    Bubba and Holly Schellhase
  5. Steve was a fantastic Man whom I will always consider a great friend! I was shocked and saddened by the news of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I am going to miss you Brother!

    Tom Horan
  6. I am saddened at the sudden loss of Steve. So many great memories of playing at Grandma and Grandpa’s house and family reunions. His smile and humor were always contagious. I regret I am unable to be with you this weekend but my heart goes out to you all and I will remember you in my prayers. Much love.

    Cory Fernald
  7. Steve was always one of my favourite people, Elaine and I shall miss him greatly. I met him at NASA back at the end of the 90’s and he was always happy and fun. He helped me greatly with fixing my Mustang Convertible as he turned out to be an expert having almost rebuilt his! I am deeply saddended and not a little anoyed by him departing this world far too early. Our very deepest sympathy and best wishes to his family .

    Robert Cheetham
  8. Steve was a best friend from Jr High. He was a groomsman in my wedding and I in his. Life takes different directions but Steve and I never lost touch with each other. He was one of the nicest, most sincere and smartest people I knew. I shall never forget his friendship or our shared experiences.

    My most sincere sympathy goes to his family and loved ones at this your time of loss. God Speed Steve!

    Alan Finley
  9. I was so sorry to hear of your recent loss. May the “God of all comfort” continue to sustain you during this difficult time. For further comfort, please visit,

  10. It is unbelievable that Stephen is gone and way too young. I echo my sister’s memories from Grandpa’s and Grandma’s house and family reunions. Remembering all of you in my prayers.

    Dennis Schellhase
  11. Steve was a wonderful man. He will stay in my heart forever.

    Bonnie Reynolds

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