Obituary: Jeanne Toors Stewart
Jeanne Toors Stewart passed away on Oct. 14, 2009, in her apartment at Las Fuentes Assisted Living at the age of 90.
A fourth-generation New Yorker, she was born in Brooklyn and graduated from Berkeley Institute and Katharine Gibbs School. She enjoyed several secretarial jobs, the most interesting with Vincent Astor's organization. She met her husband, Cecil, at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Manhattan, N.Y., and was married there Sept. 8, 1951. She lived in Chappaqua, N.Y., and Greenwich, Conn. until her husband's work took her to Omaha, Neb., for 17 years and to Northbrook, Ill., for three years. They moved to Prescott in 1976.
Jeanne's interests included being PTA president, Brownie troop leader and Cub Scout Den Mother, and breeding Pugs, obedience training, and showing dogs. She also enjoyed hiking, gardening and extensive foreign travel. She belonged to PEO Chapter Y, Prescott Outings Club, Westerners, Dinner Club, Scots of Prescott, the Prescott Sister City Organization and St. Luke's Episcopal Church. With her husband, she took four young professional women for a month-long stay in India on a Rotary Group study exchange.
Jeanne is survived by her husband, Cecil; daughters Cindi Swope (Bob) and Cecily Gray (Joe), both of Prescott; and son Charles Stewart (Barbara) of Las Vegas. Her grandchildren are Emily Martinez (Adrian) of Winslow, Genevieve Martinez (Ricky), Brian Lawler, Daniel Swope and Stewart Lawler, all of Prescott; and great-grandchildren Nizhoni, Shiliyha and Joshuah Martinez of Winslow.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2009, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Yavapai Humane Society, www.yavapaihumane.org, in Jeanne's name.
Arizona Ruffner Wakelin assisted with the arrangements.
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