Harry LeBaron Stewart
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1922 ~ 2013
Harry LeBaron Stewart was born on March 23, 1922 in Tacoma, Washington. At age 91 he passed away on July 30, 2013 in Boise, Idaho. Harry was the only child of Helen Belle Bradford and Harry LeClerq Switzer. He lived in Washington, California, Utah, and Idaho. He married Vilate Bradbury on July 1, 1946 in Brigham City, Utah, and they were sealed in the Logan Utah temple on July 23, 1947. He was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1946.
Harry joined the ROTC in high school, and the California National Guard after graduation. Later he enlisted in the Army, and attained the rank of Sergeant. Harry was trained as a mechanic, and later trained other recruits. He served as a motor mechanic in World War II, and served in a unit that was in the Battle of the Bulge.
Harry worked as an insurance and investments salesman for many years. He later invested in real estate, taught apartment management at Ventura College, owned a rental store, and founded a national trailer rental system that competed with U-Haul. He was a hard worker and passed on that legacy to his children.
Harry was well known for his good sense of humor and always remaining calm in any situation. He was always willing to help others. He volunteered at Dixie Regional Medical Center ER Dept in St. George, Utah for almost 20 years. Harry and Vilate enjoyed traveling and visited 6 continents.
He was preceded in death on May 19, 2008 by his wife of 61 years, Vilate. He is survived by his four children, Harry (Doris), Jill (Jerry) Lister, David (Claudia), and Mark (Maricela), with 20 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Relyea Funeral Chapel in Boise, Idaho. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on July 31, 2013