Stanley Verne Stewart
Stanley Verne Stewart, 61 of Craig, died Aug. 18, 2005. Verne was born in Meeker in 1943. He lived in Meeker, Colo., and Paonia, Colo., until moving to Greeley in 1962.
He enlisted in the Army in 1963 and served three years. In 1967 he married Valerie LaFluer and moved to Cheyenne. While in Cheyenne he began work for Mountain States Telephone, eventually becoming Qwest. After the death of his father, he transferred to Glenwood Springs and then back to Meeker. He retired from the telephone company after 33 years. Verne continued to offer telephone services in Northwest Colorado with Stewart Telephone Company until his death. He stayed in Colorado most of his life teaching his children the love of the outdoors, archery, sports and golf. He volunteered as a firefighter, EMS driver, baseball and archery coach. He was a son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather. He is greatly loved and will be missed by many. Services were held at First Christian Church August 25th. He was given military honors by VFW post #4265. Contributions in his name can be made to Yampa Valley Golf Course.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Valerie, his son Ty Stewart and daughters Teresa Murray and Tina Whitt; his mother Nellie Stewart; sisters Reba Schaller and Jean Gianinettii; brothers Albert, Tom, Gary, Theo, Frank, and Billy Stewart. He is preceded in death by his father, Stanley H. Stewart.