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Mary Barbour Stewart

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Mary Barbour Stewart, 94, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2012 in Johnson City, Tenn.

Mary was born on Dec 1, 1917 in New York City, one of three children of William and Mary Alice Barbour. She attended the Fieldston Cultural Ethical School in New York City and Cornell University. She was a graduate of Kathryn Gibbs Business School. While at Cornell, she met her husband, Hall Stewart who was a mechanical engineering student. They were married in 1941 and moved to Connecticut where Hall worked for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft.

Mary enjoyed gardening, cooking, traveling, volunteering and many family activities. Summers were spent at Wellfleet, Cape Cod, Mass. In the late 1950s the family relocated to Texas. During that time the family discovered and fell in love with western Colorado. Following Hall’s retirement in 1972, they moved to Glenwood Springs and built a house at Westbank Ranch. Winters were spent at their home at Caliente Casa Del Sol near Florence, AZ. Mary was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs.



In 1991, Mary and Hall moved to New Castle, CO, where they built a house in Castle Valley.

Mary was preceded in death by Hall, her husband of 65 years. Mary continued to live in New Castle and wintered in Arizona until 2010 when she moved to Johnson City, TN where she lived at the Broadmore Assisted Living Center. Mary is survived by her three sons: Bill (Carol) Stewart of Browning, MT, Tim (Sheryl) Stewart of Johnson City, TN and Richard (Moira) Stewart of Glenwood Springs, CO; two brothers: Bill (Mary) Barbour of Sanibel, FL and Hugh (Eva) Barbour of Ft. Meyers, FL; and her brother-in-law Thomas (Selene) Stewart of Lynchburg, VA. She will be dearly missed by her seven grandchildren: Victoria, Daxton, McKelvey, Heather, Thor, Garth and Noel and numerous great-grandchildren.



A graveside service will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 at the Highland Cemetery in New Castle, CO. Friends of Mary are welcome.


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