David Lee Stewart passed away Feb. 2, 2009. David was born in Moab on Oct. 3, 1941. His mother was Eula Gladys Rakestraw Stewart and father, Wesley Stewart. His mother later married Bert Mars. They moved to Grand Junction, Colo. when David was 14.
He married Sandra Gail Johnson in Grand Junction on Nov. 23, 1958. While living there they had Davy Lee Jr. and Babbette Lynn. Later, Shawn Harley was born in Daly City, Calif.
The family moved back to Moab for several years, but spent the majority of their marriage in Grand Junction. Both Davy and Babs graduated from Grand County High School.
David was a kind and loving caretaker for his mother-in-law, Neva Rooks, who is still living. He was devoted to his wife Sandy, and took tender and loving care of her in the last few years of her life. She died on Nov. 10, 2006.
David had many friends and a large extended family. He loved them all, and they loved him. His grandchildren brought him a lot of happiness. He had some of them living with him off and on and enjoyed their company. His grandson Zach was living with him at the time of his death.
David is survived by his children, son, Davy (Robin) of Moab, daughter, Babbette (Rob) Colclasure of Arizona, and son, Shawn (Kaydell) of Grand Junction. He has seven grandchildren, Keegan, Sommer, Zach, Klayton, Dayvie Lee, Morgan and Bonnie. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Neva Rooks, brother, Jack (Shirley) Stewart and sister, Dixie (Rodney) Dalton of Moab.
David was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Sandy, brothers, Dick, Harold and Buster, and one sister, Beverly Guire.
A graveside service was held on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Grand Valley Cemetery, under the direction of Kimmerle-Hefner Funeral Home.