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Steven Crane “Steve” Stewart

Birth
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 11 Apr 2001 (aged 63)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 161007691 · View Source
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Early Life: Steven was born on April 13, 1937, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Erwin Alma and Alta Crane Stewart. His humor, spirit and determination touched thousands of lives. The challenges of severe cerebral palsy did not limit the imagination, the spirit and the boundless energy of Steven C. Stewart. Steve was the first severely disabled person in Utah to graduate from a public high school - Bountiful High School, 1956.
Life's Work/Service/Interests: Steve's first love was radio. He wrote and produced his own radio show for KBBC in Centerville in the 1960s. He wrote copy for radio stations, KDYL, KALL, KMOR and KSL. He also served as a copywriter for Evans Communications and Brown & Company Advertising. In addition to operating his own magazine subscription business, he served in public relations/fund raising posts for the Maurice Warshaw Foundation, Art Access, and the Adult Daytime Treatment and Supervision Center.Steve did not believe in limitations. He conducted the Utah Youth Symphony in the William Tell Overture. He was a candidate for the Utah House of Representatives in 1978. Steve was a tireless champion for all people with disabilities. Throughout his life he served on numerous committees, task forces and lobbying groups to improve the quality of life for the disabled. Through Steve's persistence, the first curb was cut for wheelchair access in Salt Lake City in the 1970s. Steve was married to Evelyn Searle on May 4, 1978; they divorced in 1993. He wrote his own biography, a suspense novel and screenplay. The screenplay was filmed in the summer of 2000 with Steve playing the leading role. Steven Crane Stewart died of complications incident to pneumonia on Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at the University of Utah Medical Center just two days before his 64th birthday.
Family Message: "On Steve's behalf, his friends and family thank United Cerebral Palsy of Utah, the Utah State Division of Services for People with Disabilities, and the many healthcare workers at the University of Utah for going the extra mile to make Steve's difficult journey a little easier."
Survived By: Privacy protected. Obituary may have this information, sources available below.
Preceded In Death By: A half-brother, a stepmother, many cousins and about a billion friends.
Services: O'Donnell & Sons Mortuary
Arranged By: O'Donnell & Sons
Final Rest: Bountiful Memorial Park
Obituary Published By:
© Deseret News | SLC, Utah | 13 April 2001
Bio compiled by: Annie Duckett Hundley


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  • Created by: Annie Duckett Hundley
  • Added: 14 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161007691
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Steven Crane “Steve” Stewart (13 Apr 1937–11 Apr 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161007691, citing Bountiful Memorial Park, Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Annie Duckett Hundley (contributor 47394373) .