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Karl Stewart

Karl Stewart

Karl Richard Stewart, a resident of the Washington area, died Feb. 27. He was 77.

A remembrance will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, March 3, at the National Hotel in Nevada City.

Mr. Stewart was born March 3, 1930, in Fort Bragg to Karl M. and Florence M. (McLeod) Stewart. He graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. After serving in the U.S. Army, he returned to school at the University of Minnesota. He pursued a career in the aerospace industry and helped to land a man on the moon.

Mr. Stewart married Judi Carnegie Stewart in 1964. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service as a fire prevention technician. He also owned a company in the solar heating business. After retirement, he enjoyed working to make his Yuba River property look like a park and researching and mapping the 100-year-old mining water ditches in the area. He was an active member of the Nevada City Rotary Club for many years and enjoyed the fellowship and service to others that came from that organization.

Mr. Stewart is survived by his wife, Judi Carnegie Stewart; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Kim Stewart of Nevada City; son, Dave Stewart of Penn Valley; grandsons Colin and Branden Stewart of Nevada City and brother, Roderick M. Stewart of Washington. He was preceded in death by his father, Karl M. Stewart, who died in World War II, and his mother, Florence M. Stewart.

Memorial contributions may be made to Inner Wheel USA Foundation, c/o Linda Blanchard, 160 Holbrooke Way, Grass Valley.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley.

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