Virgil Reed Stewart, 85, of Dubois, died Thursday, April 3, 2014, at his home.
He was born Feb. 20, 1929, in Teton City, Idaho, to Reed Frank Stewart and Sarah Marie Willey Stewart. He was raised and attended school in Teton and Lost River, and at the age of 12, he moved to Grant, Mont.
He worked on ranches and mines in Shupe, Mont. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Lawton in Washington. He then worked as a handyman at the Railroad Café in Leadore, where he met Dorothy Smith. They moved to Colorado to be closer to her family. After she passed away, he moved to Dubois.
Reed was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; he enjoyed prospecting, hunting, fishing and any outdoor activities.
He is survived by his sisters, Jean Beck of Pocatello, Jessie (Bruce) Corman of Dillon, Mont., Judy (Mike) Knapp of Anaconda, Mont., and Jaye Christensen of Grant, Mont.; and brothers, Keith V. Stewart of Dubois, P. Jack (Della) Stewart of Shelley and Jim (Sherrie) Christensen of Dillon, Mont.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, and his companion, Dorothy Smith.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, at the Beaver Creek LDS Chapel in Dubois with Bishop Neil Wood conducting. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Dubois Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.eckersellfuneralhome.com.