March 16, 1925 ~ August 27, 2016
Lois E. Stewart
Birth: 3-16-25; Death: 8-27-16
Born in Fowler, CO; graduated from La Junta High School and Brown's Business College in La Junta. Attended Centennial High School in Pueblo. Resided in Raton, NM from 1963 to 1969, but lived most of her life in Pueblo until moving to Canon City in 1981.
Retired from the Colorado Division of Employment and Training in 1985 to pursue a writing career. Was successful as a published poet and songwriter, best known for her book, 'Look for the Rainbow,' and the song, 'I Found the Rainbow.' She also wrote verses for several greeting card companies. She was an active member of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW); Pueblo Chapter #7 OES, having served as Worthy Matron of that chapter, and as Grand Chaplain for the State of Colorado OES. She was an active member of the First Christian Church in Canon City, the National Art Society and the Fremont County Center for the Arts.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy W. Stewart; mother, Marjorie R. Weidner; sister, Derrell R. Scott; and niece, Derrelene Metzger. She is survived by daughter, Della (Ed) Peterson, and daughter, Donna Stewart (friend Dan Cloward). She is also survived by grandchildren, Kim (Wes) Breshears, Eric (Debbie) Peterson, Jennifer (Paul) Miller, Jeannie (Dan) Ables, David (Stephanie) Raymer and Jim (Barbara) Raymer. She also leaves behind many great grandchildren, grandniece, Brenda (Clay) Russell and grandnephew, Kurt Metzger.
Graveside service, 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. For complete obituary and online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com