The family of beloved son, brother and Uncle Steven E. Dupey, 59, long-term resident of Twisp, were saddened to learn that he had died on Nov. 14, 2018, one day after landing in Manila the Philippines for his annual winter vacation. He is survived by an infant daughter there, Arlyn, less than 1 year old.
Steve lived in a log cabin he built by hand. He was a self-educated expert in botanical and insect science and made a living grafting exotic apple tree strains, selling handmade log cabins to Japanese clients, building wasp houses and other innovative crafts of a natural scientist. Steve was a forager and hunter, and was also known to take tourists to the Methow on river rafting expeditions. In his youth, he worked for the U.S. Forest Service at Mt. Baker and Yellowstone.
Steve is survived by his mother Jeannette Dupey of Deer Park, Washington; two sisters, Lois Dupey of Astoria and Hazel Dupey of Tacoma; nephews Arthur Kepler and Nick O’Hanlon, both of Seattle, as well as nephew Caine Hand of Bellingham; and nieces Tara and Rachel O’Hanlon of Seattle and Sandy Watkins of Tacoma. A memorial for Steve may commence at Thanksgiving dinner at Sandy Watkins house. A trip to his cabin by the family is planned for the near future. We are urging any of Steve’s Methow friends (of which there were many) to contact us through Facebook via Herodias Ketzr or Arthur Kepler.