|Birth: ||Sep. 11, 1907|
|Death: ||Mar. 14, 1951|
Roosevelt Standard --- Thursday, March 23, 1951
Impressive Funeral Rites Held For Bishop Stewart
Impressive funeral services were held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock in the Roosevelt LDS chapel for Randall Isaac Stewart, 43, bishop of the Roosevelt Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who was instantly killed March 14 at the ward welfare farm where a tree fell on him.
Presiding over the funeral was Bishop Stewart's first counselor Howard M Ivory. Members of the stake presidency Hollis G Hullinger, Russell Todd and E. Vernon Larson, were the principle speakers, and each bore living testimony of the faithfulness and outstanding work in the church and among his fellowmen of Bishop Stewart. He was cited as one of the finest examples of what the Lord expects of men who are called into positions of leadership. An overflow crowd bore mute evidence of the high esteem in which Bishop Stewart was held among all people of the area.
The musical program included prelude and postlude music by Mrs. Elaine Hullinger; quartet, "I Know That My Redeemer Lives", by Dwain Buchanan, Vere Johnson, Ned Gines and Ronald Benson, accompanied by Mrs. Hullinger.; vocal solo by Esther Wogec, "When You Come to the End of a Perfect Day", "Calvary", by Mrs. Erma Anderton, and "Goin' Home" by Grant Peel. Accompanists were Mrs. Evelyn Schmitt, Mrs. Helen Larson and Mildred Anderson. Quartet, "Oh, My Father", Glen, Garn and Jack Gilbert and Alfonzo White, accompanied by Arlene Gilbert. Mrs. Jan Johnson gave a reading.
The invocation was given by Archie Parker and benediction by Thomas M. Gilbert, with the grave in the Salt Lake City Cemetery being dedicated by Ray Utley.
Bishop Stewart had been a resident of Roosevelt since early in 1945, and during most of that time had served in three different bishoprics, after having served in a like capacity in Tooele, Utah before coming to Roosevelt. He served with Bishop E. J. Nixon, and with President Hullinger before being called about fifteen months ago to preside over the Roosevelt Ward as bishop, succeeding Bishop Hullinger.
Death came to Bishop Stewart when he was unable to escape a falling tree that struck him down, killing him instantly, as he and several of his ward workers were engaged in the Lord's work. He died as he lived, working for the Almighty God.
Burial was in the Salt Lake City Cemetery under the direction of the Olpin Mortuary of Roosevelt.
Roosevelt Standard March 22, 1951
A Tribute to Randall Stewart
By Ethel Summarell Brown
The little town of Roosevelt is feeling sad today –
Just doesn't feel up to much, 'cause Randall's gone away.
And the folks are going to miss him in so many different ways –
In nearly every walk of life, and even in their plays.
We will miss him in the pulpit,
He was shepherd of our fold,
Always at his post of duty,
In summer's heat or winter's cold.
And when we pass his store window,
We're going to miss his cheery smile,
And his warm and hearty handclasp,
That was ready all the while.
As a husband and a father,
You'd surely never find
One more patient and understanding;
One more loving and more kind.
His darling little wife – she said,
"I'll help him all I can."
And in everything he undertook to do,
She was "the woman behind the man".
And while we're passing out the praise,
Let's not forget his darling mother,
Who gave to the world such a man as he,
Our bishop and our brother.
When you speak of great men
Who have tried some goal to win,
Mark him down among the number,
As one who loved his fellowmen.
The angels must be singing,
Around the snow-white stair-–
There's rejoicing up in heaven,
'Cause Bishop Stewart is there.
Salt Lake Tribune Mar 16, 1951
ROOSEVELT --- Funeral services for Randall I Stewart, bishop of the First LDS Ward, killed Wednesday when struck by a tree being removed at the ward's welfare farm, will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Roosevelt LDS Stake Tabernacle by Howard M. Ivory, first counselor in the ward bishopric.
Tentative plans are for burial in the Salt Lake City Cemetery, according to Olpin Mortuary, Roosevelt.
Randall Isaac Stewart was born in Sevier, Sevier County, Utah September 11, 1907. He attended Sevier county schools, graduating from the South Sevier High School in
Monroe. He filled a mission for the LDS Church in the southern states from February 1935 to April 1937.
He married Myra Carter in the Salt Lake LDS Temple December 14, 1938 and moved to Tooele as district circulation manager of The Salt Lake Tribune and Salt Lake Telegram where they resided until the spring of 1945 when they moved to Roosevelt, Utah.
Surviving are his widow and three children: Michael R., Robert and Patricia Ann Stewart; his mother Harriet Utley Stewart Ross, Salt Lake City; a sister, Effie Bridges, Deseret Chemical Depot, Tooele County; a brother, Bishop LaVirl Stewart, Kaysville, Utah, and the following step brothers and step sisters: Mrs. Alta Alger, Provo; Mrs. Royal Buchanan, Gunnison; Rollo Ross, Santaquin, Utah County; Cub Ross, Redwood, California; Mrs. Thora Wilkerson, Redwood, California; and Grant Ross, Richfield, Utah.
William Isaac Stewart (1870 - 1907)
Harriet J. Utley Stewart (1872 - 1958)
Myra Carter Stewart (1914 - 2013)*
Effie Stewart Bridges (1893 - 1977)*
George Floyd Stewart (1895 - 1896)*
Adrean S. Julander (1897 - 1933)*
Lemar Stewart (1900 - 1900)*
William Lavar Stewart (1900 - 1944)*
Joseph A. Stewart (1903 - 1906)*
Gabriel Lavirl Stewart (1904 - 1980)*
Randall Isaac Stewart (1907 - 1951)
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Created by: S Burdick
Record added: Jun 21, 2012
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