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Lansing Clay Stenson

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March 10, 1952 – Feb. 2, 2014

Lansing Clay Stenson was born March 10, 1952, in Oroville, California. The third of four boys born to Leslie C. Stenson and Mildred C. Johnson, he was always happiest as part of a family.
As a high school and UC Davis student, Lance worked at the Davis Hunt’s Cannery, picked fruit and pulled chain in several saw mills, all of which inspired him to go to medical school. A UCD Medical School grad, Lance practiced emergency medicine for 10 years before starting a private practice in general, sports and occupational medicine in Davis, practicing finally with Sutter Davis Medical Group and serving as chief financial officer.
He was grateful for the support of many patients as he learned to be a patient himself, facing chronic pain for his last 10 years.
Lance was a do-it-now person, both in medicine and in life, facing medical urgency as openly as pleasure and dessert. He was a proud father and delightful life partner, anchoring family joy and activities.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Margo (nee Olson); daughter, Heather Ann (Gailon Michael Ebell) and sons Eric Clay and Nathan Clay; brothers Randall Stenson (Mary Ann Carrico) and Kim Stenson (Jonelle Schurr); nephews Garrett, Marshall, Kevin, Mark, Nick and Ben, and niece Melissa, and their wonderful families. He is predeceased by his brother, Steven Stenson (Adrienne Alt).

A Celebration of Life was held for Lansing at University Covenant Church on Saturday, Feb 8 and a viewing at Wiscombe Funeral Home Feb 7.

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  • February 06, 2014 - 11:37 am

    Dr. Stenson was a wonderful person and a wonderful friend. He will be missed but all that he taught will carry on. He loved his family,his friends but most of all I remember he loved the Lord. It was my pleasure to work with him.

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  • Diane CronanFebruary 06, 2014 - 3:17 pm

    Margo, My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. May your many happy memories of Lance help you through this very difficult time.

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  • February 06, 2014 - 6:15 pm

    Dear Heather, We were so saddened to learn of your father's passing. Although we did not know him, he (and your mom) raised a wonderful, caring daughter, and he must have been very proud. You and your family are in our hearts and thoughts. "Mom" hugs to you. Connie and Bill Duane

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  • Aaron Drumright, PA-CFebruary 06, 2014 - 8:46 pm

    Dr. Stenson will be missed. He was a great teacher to many young medical and PA students. He was always positive and thoroughly enjoyed helping people. He was also able to see amazing numbers of patients in a day and always tried his best see every last person who called in with an illness that same day. Prayers and love to his family during this time of loss. Aloha

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  • Mary and Dean Van Der WerfFebruary 07, 2014 - 5:41 am

    Thinking and praying for my cousin Lance's family today. Being a cousin from the Midwest, I did not see Lance often, but when I did we could pick up like we had seen each other the day before. I loved his kind spirit, his hearty laugh and his love for his amazing family. Hugs to all of you today.

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  • February 07, 2014 - 1:48 pm

    Margo and family...my prayers are with you. Just heard today of Dr. Stenson's passing. Vicky and I have fond memories of working with him and recalled some special moments today. He wore his faith on his sleeve and I have no doubt where he is on his greatest journey. Thanks for the opportunity to work with you "Doc"! Love from Seattle~~Raeanne

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  • Patricia Sauers EstradaFebruary 12, 2014 - 7:57 am

    I worked with Dr Stenson at Yolo General Hosptial and loved him for the person he was. He was always laughing and happy and was a joy to work with. He was a very good doctor and we were so lucky to have him there. My heart goes out to his family and friends for his loss.

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  • Kevin HerinaFebruary 12, 2014 - 12:37 pm

    Lannie Stenson was a role model to me and many of my cohorts at Oroville High School. He was a scholar, athlete, and leader worthy of emulation. I attribute whatever success I have enjoyed in my 35+ year career with the U.S. Army to fine men like him who led by example. My condolences to Margo and the entire Stenson family. You lost a truly fine man.

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  • February 13, 2014 - 11:35 pm

    February 13, 2014 Margo, my prayers are with you and your family - Blessings now and always. In PEO Sisterhood, Charlotte

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  • Helena and MikeFebruary 19, 2014 - 6:16 pm

    Margo, so very sorry to hear about Lance. He was a great doctor and a friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

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