William Stewart Obituary (2021) – Salt Lake City, UT
Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, and Friend, William (Bill) DeVon Stewart returned to his Heavenly Father on Friday, June 11, 2021. Bill was born on June 19, 1938 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of Ruth. born Elizabeth Cotterell and DeVon Youngberg Stewart. He was the second child in his family and had three sisters. He spent his early years in Salt Lake City before moving with his family to Hemet, California at the age of seven, where his father ran a turkey ranch. At the ranch, Bill worked happily with his father, who ran the ranch and rode horses. During this time he attended a one-room schoolhouse.
Bill’s father died when Bill was nine years old. His family moved back to Salt Lake City, where he attended East High School, LDS Business College, and the University of Utah, where he studied economics and received the American Marketing Association’s Certificate of Appreciation. In 1958 he went on a two and a half year mission to Uruguay and Paraguay for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After returning from his mission, he went on a business trip to the 144th Evac Medical Hospital Unit for the US Army. In 1964 he married Marie Jorgensen and they moved to California where he received his MBA. You have been blessed with five wonderful children: Nanette, Kristin, Steven, David, and Jeffrey. Bill and Marie later divorced.
While in California, Bill worked for Highland Laboratories and then became manager of Wright Meat Packing Co. He later worked in sales in the cardiac catheterization division of USCI and traveled through Arizona and southern California to visit surgeries and provide doctors with valuable information during cardiac catheterization and catheterization Pacemaker procedures. In 1985 he was hired by Medtronic Inc. to represent the company in the San Diego area and sell pacemaker products.
Bill loved fishing. After working in the hospitals, he would often roll up his sleeves and go down to the nearest river to fish. He had a great love for nature and took his children with him to camp, hike and hunt. He also had a great love for his German Shepherds. His children remember that he was very proud of his garden and Bill’s landscaping talents were known throughout his neighborhood. He served in numerous callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His testimony of the Lord was unwavering as he walked through life. Bill found the good in everyone and no matter where he went, he helped others who were in need. He really was a man of service.
In 2005 Bill married the love of his life, Kathryn Lloyd, in the Salt Lake Temple. He loved her daughters and grandchildren as if they were his own. Bill and Kathryn enjoyed being with their families, attending their grandchildren’s events, taking short trips together, and serving as missionaries in town.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents and his two sisters and their husbands: Shari and Richard Dickson as well as Sue and Norm Feldsted. He is survived by his loving wife; his sister Betty Sudholt and her husband Charles; Bill’s five children, Nanette Petersen, Kristin (Doug) Malm, Steve Stewart, David (Kristin) Stewart, and Jeffrey Stewart; and his wife Kathryn’s three daughters: Kimberly (Matt) Morris, Katie (Peder) Singleton, and Candace Lach (Jared Steffensen); and twenty wonderful grandchildren.
He is much regretted.
The memorial service will take place on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. at Wasatch 5th Ward Chapel, 8169 Top of the World Drive in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Before the funeral, there will be a tour for family and friends in the church building from 9.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. The funeral will follow the funeral service in Wasatch Lawn Cemetery.
Reminders and condolences can be shared with the family at www.larkincares.com. –
Published by Deseret News from June 15 to June 16, 2021.