Boyd R. Stewart

StewartOur beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, Boyd R Stewart passed away peacefully on December 12 after a long illness.  Boyd was born in April of 1929 at his home in Payson, Utah, the 6th child of Delbert and Della Mae Stewart. He attended school in Payson where he excelled in sports.  He married his high school sweetheart, JoAnn Spencer, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple and in 1948 they moved to Sparks, Nevada, where they made their home for over 67 years.

Boyd was a businessman in the community throughout his adult life. He owned and operated service stations and, due to the excellent training of Neil Baker and Elmo Humphreys, Boyd was able to secure and build Stewart’s Furniture. He worked hard to expand this business and built a loyal clientele.

Boyd loved JoAnn. He was a generous and kind gentleman. He enjoyed the out­-of-­doors, hunting, sports, music, horses, the canyon home in Utah, and spending time with his family and good friends – of which he had many. Boyd was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-­day Saints and especially enjoyed serving with the Young Men and boys.  He was preceded in death by all of his brothers and sisters and their spouses with the exception of his sister­in­law Dawna Stewart of Payson, Utah. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn, and 3 children: David [Jeanne] Stewart, Carol [David] Sanchez, and Doug [LaNell] Stewart. He is also survived by Dale [Linda] Sanderson, who was considered a third son, along with 14 grandchildren and numerous great­grandchildren. A really good man who will be missed by all who knew him.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Friday December 18, 2015 at the LDS Stake Center, 2955 Rock Blvd, Sparks, NV. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:  Primary Children’s Medical Center Foundation P.O BOX 58249  Salt Lake City, UT 84158­0249

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