Clinton Ross Stewart

1946 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Clinton Ross Stewart Obituary
Clinton Ross Stewart December 1946 - July 2012 Clinton was born December 3, 1946 in Porterville, California to Robert and Anita Stewart. He was the first born of six siblings and is preceded in death by his father, Robert and his brother-in-law, Thomas Weyant. Clint loved family gatherings with all his extended family. He sometimes had a gruff exterior that could not hide his marshmallow center. He was loved by most everyone who knew him. He is survived by his mother Anita, son John, grandson Patrick and all five of his siblings, Susan (Jack) Turnbull, Robert (Sally) Stewart, Becky Weyant, and Mary Stewart all of Bakersfield, and Tom (Lita) Stewart of Las Vegas, NV. Clinton loved the sea. He was always fascinated by it; even as a child he read everything he could about it. While in high school he worked the fishing and lobster boats out of Niantic, Conn. and was even known to occasionally skip school to go out on the boats or hang out with the fishermen. When he was 17 Clint chose to serve his country by joining the Navy serving from 1964 until in 1971 he returned to what he loved most by becoming a commercial fisherman. In 1996 he changed his life course and left the sea in order to go to college, where he earned his Bachelor's in Environmental Resource Management from CSU Bakersfield in 2000. After graduation he went to work for ECO Resources as General Manager of the Lamont PUD until 2007; at which time he became the Public Works Superintendent for the Bear Valley Community Services District (BVSCD) in Tehachapi. Clinton's family would like to thank Dr. Tun of Kaiser Permanente and Hoffman Hospice for their care during his final months. The family would like to say a special thank you to his much-loved friend, Alberta Dougherty (who brought the spark of life to his final hours), to Sandy Janzen and John Yeakley of the BVCSD for their priceless love, help and caring. Clint never lost his love of the sea, he saw God in the starry night sky and on the open sea. Per his request, Clint's ashes will be scattered privately "...where men go down to the sea in ships." A celebration of his life will be held for family and friends at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Clinton's name to the , "Krusty's Krew" team (after September) or to Hoffman Hospice. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on July 22, 2012
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