Published in The Desert Sun on Oct. 7, 2015 Stewart, Stanley O. 88 July 10, 1926 July 10, 2014 Stanley was born to Royal and Nina Stewart in College Place, Wash. The family moved to Oregon where he and his younger brother, Elton, attended and graduated from Gresham High School. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1944, and was honorably discharged in 1946 with the Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal and a WWII victory medal. College followed and he graduated from Lewis & Clark College in 1950. His entire 35-plus years working career was spent with the airline industry, retiring as a senior agent with Northwest and receiving multiple awards for outstanding service. A talented musician, his instruments of choice were horns in the bands and orchestras he played with. A lifetime bachelor, he was a kind, quiet and frugal person but generous with donations to worthy causes. His passion for politics, cars and classic music was well known. His favorite car was a red XK120 Jaguar, which took Stan on many trips and travels. Confirming his faith to the hospice chaplain, Stan passed away peacefully at Russellville Park West on his 88th birthday, under the loving care of Hospice, Senior Helpers, Russellville medical staff and relatives. Stanley is survived by his bother, Elton; cousins, Edwin Stewart of California and Nina Westerdahl and family; and numerous other relatives in Ore- gon. Gifts in his memory should be sent to the Lewis & Clark College music department.


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