Verna Stewart

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Verna Kay Douglas Stewart, beloved wife, aunt, friend and mentor, departed this world and went Into the arms of her maker March 23, 2014. She was born Sept.23, 1948 in San Antonio, TX, the youngest of 3 children. She graduated from Highlands HS in 1966, with a passion for painting, and earned a BFA from the University of Texas in 1970. For many years she was the bookkeeper for the Closette, a thrift store run by her church, St. Stephens Episcopal, for many years. Kay was a spiritual person and a devout Christian who loved children and was the leader for several years of the Jr. Daughters of the King, a youth ministry for girls. She was also a wonderful mentor for wounded souls and was a part of a ministry for women in the Bexar County Jail. Kay loved to sing and had a natural gift for music, she even taught herself to play the guitar. She was a member of the choir at St. Stephens and later St. George Episcopal and then at Community Bible Church. She also was a German culture enthusiast and a member of the Beethoven Damenchor, the Germania Chor, and a member of The San Antonio Music Club. In Addition Kay was a member of The San Antonio Women's Club, and a past president of their Fine Arts Round Table, a member of the Women's Federation and the Conservation Society. Kay Loved Fiesta and did her part by being the Chairman of the Finance Room. . At the age of 18, Kay joined the Daughters of the Nile an organization that benefits the Shriners Children's Hospitals. There she became the Queen (President) in 1992. She was involved with the Chorus, was director of the Royal Chimes and devoted a great deal of her time to the sewing room making items for the children. Kay married Clifton Alton "Red" Stewart January 2, 1999 at St. George Episcopal Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, William Augustus Douglas and Verna Elfriede Douglas, and her older brother William Edward Douglas. She is survived by her husband Clifton "Red" Stewart, her sister Carol Douglas Smith ,her nieces Marie Palos, Anna Lisa Weathers, Breezy Douglas and her nephew David Smith. Also her stepchildren, Michael Stewart, Trey Stewart, and Missy (Katherine) and grandchildren, Lola and Diane. She will be greatly missed by all.
Sunday May 18, 2014
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Alzafar Shrine Temple
901 North Loop 1604 W
Dress: Casual/Colorful or Fiesta
In lieu of flowers donations to Shriners Galveston Burn Hospital 210-349-6605 or 210-863-3000
Published in Express-News on May 11, 2014
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