|Birth: ||Jul. 1, 1923|
|Death: ||Nov. 11, 2008, USA|
PHYLLIS ALMQUIST STEWART
Phyllis Almquist Stewart
July 1, 1923 - November 11, 2008
SALEM- A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 22 at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Salem, for Phyllis Almquist Stewart, who died on November 11, after a short battle with cancer. Mrs. Stewart was 85, and had lived in Salem since 1963, when her husband, the Rev. JOHN R. STEWART, was called to serve as Pastor of First Presbyterian Church. John preceded her in death in 1991. Phllis Lucille Almquist was born July 1, 1923 in Charles City, Iowa, the fifth child of Walter and Anne Marie Almquist. In 1928, the family moved to Los Angeles, California. After graduation in 1941 from Hollywood High School, Mrs. Stewart attended U.C.L.A., graduation in 1945 with a degree in Elementary Education. It was there that she met her future husband John, a Naval officer, who served in the Pacific theater. They married after the war in 1945; she taught in California schools and pursued a Masters degree in Theology. Daughter Anne was born in 1951, Margaret in 1953, and Elizabeth in 1955. Following John's graduation form San Francisco Theological Seminary in 1950, John and Phyllis served four Presbyterian churches in southern California and Salem. Alongside her husband, Mrs. Stewart actively served in many different capacities, including women's ministries, Christian education, and church choirs. She was also a member of the P.E.O. sisterhood for 65 years, and the Salem Assistance League. Most of all, Mrs. Stewart will be remembered as a faithful and tender wife and mother- "Gigi" to her grandchildren. She was a loving and vibrant friend, who sought to better the lives of all she met. Equipped by her gracious faith, she was a most unforgettable and radiant person, her genuine warmth and kindness moving all she knew. Mrs. Stewart is survived by her daughters, Anne Stewart (Kenneth) Miller, Margaret Stewart (Allen) Marshall, Elizabeth Stewart (Harvey) Miller; and seven grandchildren, Burton and Jacob Marshall, Thomas and Julia Miller, and Kate, Samantha, and Reid Miller. Remembrances may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Salem, the PEO Educational Fund - Chapter G, or the charity of one's choice.
Created by: Craig (Gibson/Tucker) Hu...
Record added: Nov 16, 2008
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