Steven Andres Teniente

MINATARE, Neb. – Steven Andres Teniente, 32, of Minatare, passed away unexpectedly as a result of a car accident on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Visitation and a time for family and friends to share memories of Steven will be held from 1-6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at Reverence Funeral Parlor in Scottsbluff. Cremation will follow. Memorials may be made in care of the family. Online condolences may be made by visiting

Steven was born July 18, 1989, in Scottsbluff to Rick Teniente and Dana Salas. He attended Torrington and Scottsbluff schools, graduating in 2008. He entered the workforce after high school and became a skilled tire and lube technician. He had been employed with Peerless Tire in Scottsbluff as the tire tech manager. Steven also worked as a security guard for many Legion Combat Entertainment events in the area.

Steven was an avid football fan, with his favorite teams being the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Longhorns. He also supported and followed the Colorado Rockies. Summer times he could be found at the lake, kicking back on the beach with friends and family. He was always the life of the party, bringing a smile or laugh to everyone.

He was the first to volunteer to help anyone in need. His thoughtfulness and kindness were felt by all who had the honor to know him. Steven had a laid-back, go-with-the-flow personality that was another of his many lovable qualities. 

Survivors include his children, Joey Dwayne Teniente and Rayliegh Ann Teniente of Scottsbluff; mother, Dana Salas of Scottsbluff; father, Rick (Lori) Teniente of Torrington, Wyoming; grandparents, Epi and Augustine Heredia of Bayard and Mark Rodriguez of Denver, Colorado; siblings, Jessica L. Salas of Scottsbluff, Stephanie (Robert) Hatfield of Lyman, Gabriel L. (Mallory Holmen) Teniente of Loveland, Colorado, Tiffany (Levi) Whitman of Sidney, and Garrett Le Maitre of Scottsbluff; nieces and nephews, Julian and Jaslen Corona, Juels, Antonio and Azariah Salas, Kruz and Aliya Hatfield; along with many uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family members and beloved friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Rick and Yolanda Armstrong, and uncle, Joey Heredia.


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