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Born June 17, 1921 in Daugavpils, Latvia and died in McLean, Virginia on October 14,2012. She was the beloved wife of Colonel William G. Stewart, US Army (Ret.) who died in 2003. She is survived by daughter, Aino Leedom; son-in-law, Charles Leedom; son, William G. Stewart II; daughter-in-law, Therese Munro Stewart, all of Falls Church, Virginia; half-sister Austra Hart and husband, Ian and half-brother, Imants Graudins, all of Australia. In addition, her grandchildren, Kira, Erik and Andrew Leedom, Tanya Munro Erway and husband, Tony, Tessa Munro Marino and husband, P.J. and Tina Munro; and great-grandchildren, Nicolas Munro, Sienna and Annika Erway all deeply mourn her parting. She was a wonderful mother figure not
only to her extended family but to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed by a vast army of those who loved her. A memorial service will be held at Vinson Hall, 6251 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, Virginia at 1:30 p.m. on November 10, 2012. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 4, 2012