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Obituary for Douglas Lyle Stewart

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Douglas Lyle Stewart

October 6, 1957 - June 6, 2015


A Simple Beautiful Life…

On Saturday, June 6,2015 Doug Stewart loving husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle and dear friend suddenly passed away.  Doug was born on October 6, 1957 in Ogden, Utah, the loving son of Douglas and Marilyn Stewart.  Doug attended Bonneville High School and Weber State University where he earned a degree in Business Management and Computer Science.  Throughout his career at Amalgamated Sugar Company or as an entrepreneur, Doug’s professional experience and need to help people landed him a home at Community Nursing Services.

He married Jeannine Stark in Ogden, Utah in 1976.  He later married Sheryl Bond August 12, 1989 and they were sealed for time and eternity.

The theme of Doug’s life was service. He was committed to giving and providing for others. Doug was passionate about his faith and served various stake and ward callings, including a member of the Bishopric. He was especially fond of planning and participating in Trek which lit his faith.

An avid nature lover, Doug spent much of his time enjoying skiing, sailing, biking, hiking and camping.  Many of these activities he loved to share with his family including his five sisters, 14 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren and the family he picked up along the way.  His favorite activity was running. He ran daily and successfully completed many races and marathons.

His greatest joy was his family.  He is survived by his loving wife Sheryl; children: Justin (Keri) Fry, Kellie (Mike) Davies, Commerce, MI, Brandon (Cory) San Francisco, CA, Tyson (Jaclynn) Fry, and Tyler (Debbie); also his dear mother, Marilyn; and spirited father-in-law Vern.

A Celebration of his Life will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Friday, June 12, 2015 at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 13, 2015with a viewing from 10:00 – 10:45 am at the Mount Lewis Stake Center, 1150 North Monroe Blvd, Ogden, Utah.

Interment will be at Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd, Ogden, Utah.

The family wishes to express their thanks to the staff of Ogden Regional Medical Center.  In lieu of flowers please donate to the non-profit Donate Life or Community Nursing Services.

Services under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, June 12, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Friends may visit the family prior to services from 10:00 to 10:45 am at the Mount Lewis Stake Center, 1150 North Monroe Blvd, Ogden, Utah.

Service Information

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015

Mount Lewis Stake Center, 1150 North Monroe Blvd, Ogden, Utah.

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015

Washington Heights Memorial Park


4500 Washington Blvd , , Ogden, UT,

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Born: October 6, 1957
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Roger & LeeAnn Crompton posted on 6/22/15

Dear Sheryl and children, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. LeeAnn & Roger


Jay and Rebecca Crowther posted on 6/15/15

Sheryl, We were not able to come up to support the family this last weekend. We do want to send our love and deep condolences to you and your family. It is sobering when a great and good man is taken from us Our faith supports your faith in the eternal nature of the family. Love, Jay and Rebecca Crowther


Roger Colvin posted on 6/13/15

Sheryl, I was shocked and deeply saddened a couple of days ago when I learned of Doug's passing. In the short time I knew him and rode with him, I grew to know he was such a kind and wonderful person. I will always cherish the bike rides we took together, memories of the LOTOJA and just a very, very good man. I wish we had stayed in touch but life has a way of getting in the way. The last time I saw you guys was at the WSU indoor track when I was working with my daughter and I once again, was reminded of how good, and kind both of you are. The world is certainly a better place because of Doug being a part of it. He will be truly missed. My prayers will be with you and your family through this extremely difficult time. I know that if you will allow Him to, the Lord will help you through this and will bless you with peace. Alma 7:11-12. May the Lord bless you and your family. Roger Colvin


Steve Smith posted on 6/12/15

Sheryl, Exactly fourteen years ago, Luke and I moved into this ward and hiked into the hills through your backyard which resulted in the painful discovery of your beehives. The sting of that memory lives on but is nothing compared to the sudden loss of Doug. Moving here as a five-year old, Luke grew up in troubled times, often needing more than a broken father to talk to about a subject Doug also knew too well. As Luke's Young Men's President, Doug was a shining light in a sea of darkness. Doug and I had many conversations about what Luke needed and how best to help him. I can still hear his caring voice in my head. Doug inspired him for the Pioneer Trek and the Youth Arise program despite being torn between two homes and being absent half the time for hikes, practices, preparations, and other Mutual activities. Although Luke got discouraged, Doug did not let him give up. When it looked as if Luke would not get his Eagle Scout before he turned 18, Doug stepped up to the challenge and turned Luke's perception from pushy father to encouraging mentor. Doug also helped prepare Luke for his mission and encouraged him to submit his papers sooner than later. Luke had many diligent and great leaders here in the 8th Ward and Doug was one of them. Luke is greatly saddened that he could not be here to pay his final respects to Doug, but Doug would be happier knowing that Luke is faithfully serving the Lord in Mexico. Luke had this to say in his last letter: "No way. Brother Stewart died!? I can't believe it. He was such a great person and a strong influence in my life. That is so sad :( How is Sheryl doing? I really don't know what to say. He was one of the most diligent persons I've met. He changed the lives of many, and he was someone you could count on. I will miss him and I feel sad that I can't be there in person. I hope The Stewart family is doing alright. He didn't even age. His sacrifices he made for the ward and for me personally will be remembered. I'm grateful for the testimonies that he always shared and how he returned to the church. Brother Stewart is an inspiration to everyone. One day his family will be with him again." Luke later had this to say in second letter: "This week at home, Brother Stewart passed away. I looked up to him and he was one of my heroes. He was amazing and it is sad to hear him go. I will never forget his testimony. My heart goes out to the Stewart family and to the ward." Paul Astorga, another fine young man and faithful missionary, having grown up under the influence of this great man, had similar things to say in his letter home from England. "He is one of my heroes." If you were to ask anyone in the 8th Ward about Doug, I am sure you would hear the same sentiment echoed. He wore the suit of a humble servant and was a hero to many as both Luke and Paul testified. Doug served his fellow men, and he served well with his whole heart in a shorter time and greater capacity than most men claiming to be avid lifetime followers. We would all benefit from his selfless example and should try harder. Doug may have moved on to his next calling of service, but the lives he has touched and shaped remain behind, proving what can happen when we love one another. By his works ye shall know him. I think we all knew Doug, and we will all miss him. Love, Steve Smith and family, your friends and neighbors in the 8th Ward.


Julie Bunderson posted on 6/12/15

Sheryl I a. So sorry to hear of Doug's passing. I worked with Doug at Amalgamated. He was the best boss and friend. He was always kind and fun to be around. May Heavenly Father bless you and your family. With love Julie Bunderson


Sheri Harrell posted on 6/12/15

Hi Sheryl: I am so sorry that Doug died. He seemed like a really sweet, gentle guy. Way too young to die!!! You our in my thoughts and prayers.


Farrel Farnes posted on 6/11/15

Doug was one of those special people that made an impact in so many lives. I first became acquainted with Doug when he was hired at Amalgamated Sugar Company. He was so respected for his work ethic, his smarts, his sense of humor, his clarity and his compassion as a manager. He was the Manager of Sales when I was the Manager of I.T. Discussing work problems and also life experiences at night, when others were gone, are some of my most fond memories of Doug. It saddens me that I’m presently in North Carolina for a grandchild’s graduation and will not be there but I wanted to express my condolence to Sheryl and the rest of the family. May the Lord’s blessings be with the Stewart family during this difficult time.


Dan Pugmire posted on 6/11/15

I would like to express my love, admiration and gratitude for my good friend Doug. I couldn't ask for a better friend. He reached out to me in some of my hardest times and recently when I lost my Mother . I was so glad to see him and hear about his family. He looked so good and happy, I was very happy for him. I know there is a bright future for Doug, Sheryl and their family. I pray that they may be comforted and and feel peace knowing they will be together again and that they might feel the promptings of The Holy Ghost letting them know Doug is near, will always love them, and that things will work out and it will be ok.


SYDNA LOPEZ posted on 6/11/15

We in the billing department at CNS are so saddened at the loss of Doug. He was such a kind and gentle man and we thoroughly enjoyed his interaction. Peace be with you at this time as our thoughts are with you.


Kimberly Dansie posted on 6/11/15

The world is a less kind place without Doug in it. In the short time I had the honor of knowing him, I was inspired by the kindness and warmth he showed to others. Sheryl, I am so sorry for your loss and am sending all the best thoughts to you and your family.


Diane Hansen (Deelstra) posted on 6/11/15

Doug and I basically "grew up" together while working at Amalgamated Sugar. We all knew that we could count on Doug and his quick wit to make the most tedious jobs a lot of fun. Even long drives to the sugar factories were filled with silly, upbeat conversations. I was happy to run into Doug and Sheryl recently at WinCo while shopping. Seeing Doug in his business suit made me realize just how much time had passed since those sugar factory days and what a polished man he had evolved into. The comfort and wellbeing of your family will remain in my prayers.


Kristy Parker posted on 6/11/15

Sheryl and family, I am so sorry to hear about Doug. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Daryl and Colette Peterson posted on 6/11/15

We are so sorry for you loss. We send our prayers for you and your family


Larry & Connie Erickson posted on 6/11/15

Dear Sheryl, we feel a great sense of loss with the passing of Doug. Tears come easily thinking of how he has touched our lives. You and Doug have been very special friends. What a joy to know that friendship will continue into the Eternities. Both of your beautiful voices enriched our ward choir. His wonderful smile and soft loving way opened the hearts of those we home taught. Our recent HT visits together ended with expression of appreciation. We are thankful your lives touched ours. Our prayers are with you. Love, Larry & Connie Erickson


Bryan Whipple posted on 6/10/15

I first met Doug over 35 year ago at an Amalgamated computer meeting in Nyssa, OR. Here was a 23 year old, with longer blond curly hair teaching the class. (remember it was the early 80's) I was impressed with him and his abilities at the time. About four years later I moved to Ogden and worked closely with him for over 20 years. I really enjoyed working with Doug because he always had the answers. His hard work and attention to detail was impressive. We always laughed about how small he wrote--maybe even he would have to use glasses. We moved to Boise at the same time and went through the initial office set up together. He chose to return to Utah to be with family--a decision that again impressed me. The most memorable phone call came from Doug a few years later when he told me that he and Sheryl had gone to the Temple and were sealed together. Not only that, but that he was now in the Bishopric. I always saw this inherent goodness in him--in his speech and manners. My most sincere sympathy to his family. May you know of Doug's influence for good on many--including me.


Charles Schmalz posted on 6/10/15

Jo Ann and I will be out of town this weekend but you will be in our thoughts. I treasure my relationship with Doug. Not only was he one of the most organized and unflappable co-workers I've had he was also a good friend and sound source of advice. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.


Nancy Kendell Barron posted on 6/10/15

Doug was a very special friend and co-worker during our days together at Amalgamated Sugar. I did so admire him for his ability to remain calm while solving the problems in "the world of Amalgamated" which, at times, seemed overwhelming. All of us who had the privilege of knowing him are better persons because he passed through our lives. He is gone much too soon, but he will never be forgotten.


Lisa Smith posted on 6/10/15

Dear Sheryl, I have had you in my thoughts and prayers over the last few days. I am so concerned for your loss. I want you to know that if there is anything I can do for you, I am completely willing. I love you guys. Sincerely, Lisa Smith from the ward


Ellie Syme-Quayle posted on 6/10/15

I am so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. He was a great friend as well as a work associate for many years. We had a great working relationship and I could always depend on Doug to help solve any issue that might arise. I also had the fortunate experience to have Doug in my home many times as he was a great friend to both of my sons during high school and their college years. Doug will be missed by many.


The Olsen Family posted on 6/10/15

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Doug. He was a great co-worker, friend, and example of how to live life to it's fullest.


mitra and janet posted on 6/10/15

we are so sorry for ur loss we are lost for words he was a great men always had a smile god bless his soul


mitra and janet posted on 6/10/15

we are so sorry for ur loss he was a great and kind men he will be missed god bless ur ould we are lost for words


Tracie posted on 6/10/15

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love you


Jo Lynne and Joe Harline posted on 6/10/15

Our prayers go out to your wonderful family, Sheryl, for the comfort of the Spirit and blessings for your needs. For the short time we've known Doug, we have been happy to call you both friends, and we'll remember his quiet strength and good nature, and what a great family man he has been for you all. We will miss him in our Mt. Lewis 8th ward family.