Jerry Stewart was a loving father, a proud grandpa and a dear friend to all. He passed away peacefully on Thursday May 20th, 2021. He was 80 years old. Jerry was such a wonderful, kind man. He lived an amazing, full life and touched so many. He was abundantly loved by his children, his grandchildren, his family, his sweet dogs, and all who knew him.
He was born on October 16th, 1940 in Bakersfield, California to Alvin Lynn Stewart and Katherine Eugenia Stewart. He grew up honoring his parents, always willing to lend a helping hand, taking care of his family and friends anyway he could. He was a humble, selfless man with a heart of gold throughout his whole life.
He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Green River during the Vietnam War, which he was proud to be a part of. It was not until he was nearly 40 years old that he married the love of his life, Deborah, and started his own family.
He was a diligent, trustworthy man who always took pride in his workmanship and was always someone you could count on. Most of his life he worked as a superintendent in construction. During this time, he was raising and providing for what he would say are his greatest accomplishments – his children.
Jerry lived a life of vitality. He loved hunting and fishing with his family and enjoyed anything that involved his children and grandchildren, including each one of his dogs as they were his pride and joy, the center of everything. His age did not stop him from making beautiful & sometimes daring memories. He experienced so much throughout his lifetime with the ones he loved. These moments that will always be cherished by us are what made his life joyful & fulfilled.
Our father was a man of courage, strength, and unfailing love. He shaped our lives through the man he was. He was someone his children, grandchildren and everyone who knew him, honored, and cared for so deeply. He always brought laughter & joy to our hearts whether it was his wonderful sense of humor, the generous smile on his face, or the tender love in his eyes. He taught his children what it means to be loyal, genuine, and hardworking by the life he lived. His courage, strength and perseverance were that of admiration and hope to us all. His love was so strong that it carried us through life with a comfort and peace that he would always be there, and we would always be alright.
We will continue to carry his love in our hearts and know that he will always be here with us. He was and always will be an inspiration. What an honor and a blessing it is to be his children, for that we are very proud. We will miss him every day and forever have gratitude to have had him as our loving father, our best friend, and our children’s grandpa. The memories we have and the vision of seeing him again someday, is what our family will hold onto.
In addition to his parents, he has joined his family in heaven; his grandson, Landon Stewart; his brothers, James Stewart and Ronald Stewart; his sisters, Wanda Whal and Shirley Starner; his dogs; and all his other loved ones who have passed.
Jerry is survived by his sons, Jim Stewart and his wife Cyndee, David Stewart and his wife Brookley; his daughter’s, Christina Johnson, Amie Curtis and her husband Blaine; eleven grandchildren, Adalyn Stewart, Jocelyn Stewart, Kaiden Stewart, Gracie Stewart, Julia Johnson, Elijah Johnson, Ryan Johnson, Ocean Johnson, Cedar Curtis, Laynie Curtis, and Waylon Curtis; his sister, Patsy Kennedy and her husband Terri; and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Jerry’s life on Tuesday June 1st, 2021 at Walker Mortuary, 587 S 100 W Payson, UT 84651 The viewing will be held from 10:00 -11:00am following a service at 11:00am. Interment will follow at noon at Santaquin City Cemetery, 100 E 300 S Santaquin, UT 84655. Condolences may be sent to Walker’s Mortuary in Payson.