Evelyn H. Stewart, previously of Sacramento, Calif., passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Philomath, Ore.
Evelyn was born August 28, 1930 in New Orleans, La., but grew up in Mississippi. From 1946, when she married Bobby C. Stewart, until he retired in 1974 from the military service, she lived in five different states plus France and Belgium. They moved to Sacramento to be close to their grandchildren.
In the 1980’s Evelyn lived in Arkansas and worked for The Times of North Little Rock, then under the stewardship of Tom Riley. She took ads, and compiled a column called Down Home Cooking. She also routinely prepared biscuits and gravy for Mr. Riley and cooked fried chicken and Harvey Wallbanger cake for birthdays and special events at the newspaper.
She touched many lives through her faith, love and volunteerism. She will be missed.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Bobby C. Stewart.
She is survived by her four children, Angie Baca and husband Tom of Philomath, Ore., Bobby S. Stewart and wife Debra of Arkansas, Chester R. Stewart and wife Linda of Hornbeck, La. and Wanda K Dark and husband John of Waikoloa, Hawaii; seven grandsons; and eleven great-grandchildren.
No service will be held in Philomath, a family service will be held at a later date. Remembrances can be made to any Hospice or Alzheimer’s Association.