Obituary of Ronald Arlen Stewart
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In Loving Memory of our Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, and Friend… Ronald Arlen Stewart 88, passed away on August 11, 2020 In Taylorsville, UT After enduring years of cancer treatments and a long battle with kidney failure requiring dialysis, he sadly succumbed to the isolation. Ronald was born in Salt Lake City, UT to parents John (Jack) and Lavon (Von) Stewart, on August 21, 1931. He became the loving father of five children after marrying Elaine Berg on August 21, 1950 (later divorced). Ronald worked as a Professional Truck Driver until his retirement. He first started driving for Interstate Brick, then went to Clark Trucking hauling produce, most of his time was spent working for “IML” running long haul and when they closed he went to drive for “Yellow” Freight, he also drove for another company hauling explosives and later worked for OrsTours driving busses. He received many ‘Driving Safety Awards’ during his driving career and made many cherished friendships along the way as well. When he wasn’t on the road he loved spending his time vacationing at the Cabin with his family and friends, a lot of work, sweat and love went into the cabin, it was a special place where great memories were made, he loved taking everyone on dune-buggy rides and had fun teaching kids how to drive, going on snowmobiling adventures in the Uinta’s, rescuing frequently lost travelers, even blowing up a beaver dam a time or two! Before the cabin was built he liked going on camping trips all over the state and beyond, he didn’t care much for fishing but liked going boating and water skiing. He enjoyed sunsets, star gazing and starting each day savoring a hot cup of coffee and watching the morning sunrise. When at home he spent a lot of his time working on his absolutely beautiful yard and when the chores were done he was an avid opponent in our countless water fights. After retirement he enjoyed visiting with family and friends, going out to eat, especially with his “Geezer Lunch” buddies! and in the last few years he truly loved spending time with his sweetheart Jeannette, going on road trips to admire the fall colored leaves and travel to anywhere with a scenic view. He is survived by: Jeannette Schuurman (partner) and his children – Dennis (Debbie), Randy (Dee), Kevin (Penny), Russ (Mitzy), Lisa (John) and survived by many, many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. Proceeded in death by: Joy Goodwin (partner), Jack and Von Stewart (parents), Merlyn Stewart (brother), Shannon Ludwick (sister), Bryan Stewart (grandson), Candice England (granddaughter), and many of his close friends. Please join us in a Celebration of his life “Graveside Service” being held at 10am on August 22, 2020 at Memorial Mountain View Mortuary, 3115 Bengal Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121 He will be dearly missed by all….To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ronald Stewart, please visit Tribute Store
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Memorial Mountain View Mortuary
3115 Bengal Blvd
Cottonwood Heights, Utah, United States