Jackie Gerald Stewart of Hotchkiss died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at his home. He was 79.
A funeral service was held April 17 at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Hotchkiss. Interment followed at Riverside Cemetery in Hotchkiss.
Mr. Stewart was born Jan. 6, 1933, in Ladonia, Texas, to Monard and Marjorie Stewart. At a young age, he and his family moved to Round Top, N.M., where he attended grade school. They later moved to Mountainaire, N.M., where he attended high school. He finished high school in Corona, N.M. He played football all four years of high school and helped on the family farm.
He married Patricia Wells on July 27, 1952, in Belen, N.M. They traveled the United States and Canada while he worked as a lineman and superintendent for Larson Construction and then project manager for Donavan Construction.
Mr. Stewart bought a farm on Rogers Mesa in 1967. He started working at Hawksnest Coal Mine in 1974, retiring in 1981. He continued to farm. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Paonia, and later a member of North Fork Church of Christ in Paonia.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia Stewart; his stepmother, Sally Prosbt of Kansas; a brother, Monard Stewart of Illinois; two daughters and their husbands, Liz and Darrell Kendall of Meeker, and Elaine and James Martin of Hotchkiss; six grandchildren and their spouses, Chad and Kim Adams of Illinois, Mike and Molly Mendoza of Parachute, Christina and Jim Rocha of Rangley, Jackie and Clint Hall of Quantico, Va., Danny and Erin O'Connell of Hotchkiss, and Jennifer and Dakota Morton of Seoul, South Korea; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathryn Ann; and two sisters, Ruth and Joyce.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.
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Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus