DeWayne Hubbard Stegner
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STEGNER, DeWAYNE HUBBARD November 8, 1918 to April 13,2008 DeWayne Hubbard (Ted) Stegner passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on April 13th, at the Coronado Villa care facility. Ted was the only child of retired Army Major DeWayne Oswald Stegner and his wife, Gladys Hubbard Stegner and he was born November 8, 1918, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. His father moved the family to Downey, California when Ted was a youngster and that is where he grew up. At the start of World War II, Ted enlisted in the United States Navy, went to Officer Candi-dates School and then flight school and was pleased to have been presented with his wings as a Naval Aviator on the same day that he married his sweetheart, Maxine Emerick, in Corpus Christi, Texas. During the war, Ted served as the pilot of a dive bomber in Squadron VB-5 and saw repeated action in the South Pacific Theater against the Japanese sea and air forces . In March of 1945, he was the last pilot to fly his plane off the aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV13) before the carrier was hit by a torpedo during an engagement off the coast of Japan. Ted was also a naval aviator during the Korean War and flew C-130 cargo planes during the Vietnam War and retired in 1969 as a Commander after 29 years of service in the Navy. After his military retirement, he attended City College and San Diego State University to obtain his Master's degree in Education and taught social studies, history and mathematics at Montgomery Junior High School in Otay Mesa for many years. A loving husband to his wife, Maxine, and a devoted father to his sons, DeWayne and David Stegner of San Diego, Ted will be deeply missed by them and by all of his friends and students who had the privilege and honor to have known this remarkable man. Funeral Service is at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 19th, at Community Mortuary, 855 Broadway in Chula Vista.

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Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Apr. 18, 2008.
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September 21, 2019
Im deeply sad to find out the Mr. Stegner has passed away in 2008. His name came up in a conversation between my father, sister and I. Long story short, back in 1968-69 my mother, sisters and I lived in the Philippines. I thought my dad was stationed there, but remembered that he was never in any of our pictures. It turns out the my moms visa expired and she had to go back to the Philippines with us girls and dad stayed in Coronado at North Island. Commander Stegner was his boss. One day the Commander noticed that my dad was really quiet and kept to himself. Commander asked him what was bothering him and my dad told him that he missed his family and the situation we were in. Commander Stegner called the US Embassy in the Philippines and was able to settle the paperwork to get us back to San Diego. Fast forward to 1979, I was a 7th grader at Montgomery Jr High and my geography teacher was Mr. Stegner. He recognized my last name and asked about my father. Mr Stegner was the most kind teacher and my favorite of all. My family is very thankful for him.
Kristin Talicol
Student
April 22, 2008
I was lucky to have worked with Mr. Stegner at Montgomery Middle. He was a true gentleman who enriched the lives of those around him. My deepest sympathies to his family.
Susan Concannon
April 20, 2008
Mr Stegner was my junior high school teacher and my favorite teacher. Although I am 45 years old now and many years have passed I am deeply hurt, and sadden that he is no longer with us. Mr. Stegner was a remarkable man with a history that most people could only dream of accomplishing. I admired him for that. I have many memories that I hold dear to my heart. I remember that he loved his wife Maxine, and his two sons. I remember going on a school trip to Disneyland and meeting his son, maybe David? And how much they seemed alike. I can remember that he took care of his elderly mother. In the 1970s he was one of only two teachers who did not go on strike. (as I remember it)And I can remember asking him why he didn't go on strike with the other teachers(who gave him grief for years to follow) and his answer to my question help build on my own character. I am thankful that over the years we stayed in touch. I only hope that as a teacher myself I will give to some student what he gave to me. My deepest sympathies to Maxine and his boys. He will certainly be missed and I will never forget him. Sincerely Jeanett Collins Hector
Jeanett Hector
April 19, 2008
It was a pleasure and privilege to work with Ted at Montgomery Junior High. He always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. I especially will remember how he always had an expression of serenity on his face. My deepest condolences to his family.
Eva Curavic
April 19, 2008
Ted was such a kind man. I knew him at Montgomery Jr. High when I was just starting to teach art . He always had a smile and a good word for everyone. He was a true gentleman.
May God bless his family at this time.
Patti Rolla
April 19, 2008
Ted will always be one of the most remarkable people that I have had the privilege to know. Devoted to his wife and sons and to his Country, he represented all that is good in an individual. My deepest sympathy to Maxine, DeWayne and David.
Sincerely,
Bob Sigafoes
Robert Sigafoes
April 18, 2008
Robert A Lux Torpedo Squadron 5 USS Yorktown

My deepest sympathies
Robert Lux
April 18, 2008
I was privileged to be at Montgomery Junior HS while Ted was here. Although I didn't know him well, I know he always conducted himself as a true gentleman and was treasured by the staff. My deepest sympathy for your loss.
Carole Bonney
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