William G. Stewart, 75, of Pueblo West, Colo., passed away April 26, 2006. Survived by his wife of 51 years, Helen Stewart; children, Michael Stewart of Black Forest, Colo. and Sheila Stewart of Sidney, Neb.; brother, Paul (Jan) Stewart of Belton, Mo.; grandchildren, Tyler Mazel, Brianna Mazel, Sarah Stewart and Jake Stewart; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Alpha Lee and Glen Stewart. Bill was born July 15, 1930, in Pocatello, Idaho. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict where he was a jet engine specialist and graduated from Allison School, completing the F860 Course. Bill and Helen were married Feb. 19, 1955, in Rapid City, S.D. Bill was a motivated man. He was an agent for Prudential for nearly 30 years. Bill was an avid horseman, flew airplanes, built a cabin in Westcliffe, enjoyed playing Bridge and downhill snow skiing. Most importantly, Bill was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather; family meant everything to him. He was a past president of Metro Lions Club, assistant Scout Master for Troop 19, member of Pueblo Country Club and Silver State Lodge No. 95, A.F.& A.M. In 1999, he was diagnosed with Myelofibrosis attributed to his exposure to JP4 military fuel while serving in the Air Force. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2006, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford Ave., with Pastor Kim James officiating. The service will conclude with Masonic Rites. Those who desire may make memorials to Wesley UMC or Salvation Army, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colorado 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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