Jon J. Stewart

July 31, 1987July 20, 2018
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Jon J (Joseph) Stewart, 30 years old, of Las Cruces, NM, passed away July 20th, 2018 Jon was born in Dona Ana County, Las Cruces, NM on July 31st, 1987. The day he was born, a little star rose in the sky. As the years went by, that little star grew brighter and brighter with every achievement he accomplished. Now that he has gone to heaven, he will be the brightest star in the sky every night. Jon attended Onate High School in Las Cruces, NM, and graduated from NMSU as a recipient of the Opportunity Scholarship with a degree in Criminal Justice. Jon was always a dedicated employee, working in Retail for Sam’s Club 2005-2014 and Law Enforcement for the State of New Mexico Corrections Department as an STIU Corrections Officer for the Southern New Mexico Correction Facility 2014-2018. In his desire to serve his country, he had also just begun a career in the National Guard in June 2018. Jon loved life and lived it fully, enjoying sports like mountain biking, weight training, motorcycle riding, video games, movies (fan of Batman, Superman, and Spiderman), and he also loved all of his Apple products. He always strived to grow as a person, and consistently gave 100% in his career. Jon was a loving son, stepson, brother, grandson, cousin, uncle, and nephew. He was a great friend and caring companion to those who knew him. He touched so many people’s lives, and will be sorely missed. Jon is survived by his Father: Jon R Stewart; Mother: Sandra M Stewart; Stepmother: Anna M Smith; Sisters: Jazmin M Stewart and Vanessa Littlepage; Grandmother: Monica Perez; Grandfather: Ralph Smith; Aunts: Yolanda Sandish, Tracy Chutes Smith, Betty Smith, Sharon K Smith, Anita D’Andrea, Aunt Rayma; Uncles: Joe Perez, Jesse Almanza, Nicholas Smith Richard Smith; Cousins: Lisa Smith, John D’Andrea, Leanna Smith, Brandon Smith, Alina L Iniguez Smith, Naomi A Iniguez Smith; Closest dearest friends: Tony Lorenzo, Jimmy and Gladys Lorenzo, Bernardo Hurtado Jr, Ralph Marquez, Joshua Abeyta, Felipe Perez, Ruben Archuleta, Jose Armendariz, Adam Hernandez, Samuel Arzapalo, Javier Cazares, Adolph Araiza, Tiffany Gaston, his nieces and nephews as well as other dear family members and friends.


  • Jon R. Stewart, Father
  • Sandra M. Stewart, Mother
  • Anna M. Smith, Stepmother
  • Jazmin M. Stewart, Sister
  • Vanessa Littlepage, Sister
  • Monica Perez, Grandmother
  • Ralph Smith, Grandfather
  • Yolanda Sandish, Aunt
  • Tracy Chutes Smith, Aunt
  • Anita D'Andrea, Aunt
  • Sharon K. Smith, Aunt
  • Betty Smith, Aunt
  • Rayma Ellis, Aunt
  • Joe Perez, Uncle
  • Jesse Almanza, Uncle
  • Nicholas Smith, Uncle
  • Richard Smith, Uncle
  • Lisa Smith, Cousin
  • John D'Andrea, Cousin
  • Seth D'Andrea, Cousin
  • Anthony D'Andrea, Cousin
  • Leanna Smith, Cousin
  • Brandon Smith, Cousin
  • Alina L. Iniguez Smith, Cousin
  • Naomi A. Iniguez Smith, Cousin

  • Felipe Perez, Honorary
  • Ruben Archuleta
  • Adam Hernandez
  • Samuel Arzapalo
  • Joshua Abeyta
  • Javier Cazares
  • Adolph Araiza


  • Visitation Sunday, July 29, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 30, 2018
  • Interment Monday, July 30, 2018

Jon J. Stewart

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E. De Leon

July 30, 2018

Class 311! One team one fight! Rest In Peace Brother. Ohh Steweeeeee wee wee

Vanessa Perez

July 27, 2018

My name is Vanessa. Jon Joseph is my little brother. I remember the day he was born, it's so clear like it was yesterday. I was 5 years old. I remember standing there with my mom. I remember that proud wonderful feeling of being a big Sister. I always took care of my baby brother. I loved him like I loved a child. We played and had so much fun together always. I would tease him and tell him he had rubber fingers cuz of his little hands. He would get mad at me and tackle me, but we would laugh after. I would always help him get ready for school and walk to the bus with him. We had a good childhood together, we also loved playing the game where we would jump on the couches trying to avoid hot lava. He was little so he would say "Don't throw me in the oiled!" Lol He was a wonderful brother. His favorite was Ninja Turtles. He was real little and we would go see the fireworks and when he would see a certain color like Orange, he would yell out all Cute, "Michaelangelo!" "Leonardo!" "Donatello!" "Raphael!" We would watch Saturday Cartoons together. We would fight like siblings too. One time we were on the stairs of our place. And we had a glass screen door. So he threw himself off the stairs and started crying calling out for my mom to try and get me into trouble but what he didn't know, was that Our Mom was standing at the door watching the whole time. These memories make me smile so much. I had the best time with him. As we got older, I was always told him to do better than I had as an adolescent. I asked him to please learn from my mistakes. I am so proud of the Man he had become. He had so much Moral and integrity. Loyalty, compassion and respect for others. I love you Joseph, you will Forever be my Baby Brother and I know that your next Journey will be amazing because you have an AMAZING SOUL AND HEART. Everyday I live I will Live in Joy knowing I had such an amazing person to call my brother. You will forever be apart of my soul. Till we meet again brother.

Cindy Pelech

July 27, 2018

My husband Marty and I worked with Jon’s father many years ago. Our prayers and condolences go out to the Stewart family.

Dee Gibbs

July 26, 2018

Jon was a student in my classroom at Sierra Middle School in Las Cruces. I remember him being a quiet student, but had a special strength that brought about compassion and respect for other students and teachers. I was blessed to be his teacher. Jon reflected the respect and support that was mirrored to him at home. After leaving middle school, I didn't see Jon until he began working at Sam's in ElPaso. John was working in electronics. He recognized me as I was wandering around in his department. It was immediate joy when we met up again. One of those moments that you could just talk and talk. Jon got to meet my husband, Neil, for the first time at that point. As the years followed, God continued to set up unexpected appointments for us (Jon, my husband, and me). Our meetings wouldn't be long, but would always be a surprise. The most memorable surprise happened at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility. Probably the most unlikely place for us to meet. Jon had just been hired as a Correctional Officer and we had been doing Faith-based volunteer work for SNMCF for many years. As we were coming out of the facility one evening through a big, locked, metal door, at the same time in stepped our friend, Jon. We continued to meet Jon at unexpected times at the facility until our volunteer time had come to a close. We are thankful that we were able to continue our friendship since that time. Jon became an instant friend with my husband. That's the way it always was with Jon. My husband could always recall when and where he first met Jon, and we were always ready to greet Jon as a friend each time we'd meet. We love Jon, who so easily became part of our lives. We know that Jon will always remain a part of us in our hearts.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
We look forward to our next meeting with Jon.
Rev. Neil and Dee Gibbs

Tracy Smith

July 26, 2018

The loss of someone dear to us is never easy :(… If there is anything I can do, please don’t hesitate to let me know. My condolences.
Jon, today you’re not where you were, but you will always be in my heart. God rest you in peace, my dear nephew.


July 26, 2018

My infinite sorrow from the loss of one of Gods best creations is only softened by the beautiful peace he must now have. Jon was truly a good man who will be remembered lovingly by me and my wife Shelley. We offer deep condolence to his family and friends who will miss his quiet dignity and gentle grace and wish peace for them and guidance from our saviour Jesus Christ. We will remember the goodness of his life and be thankful we had the chance to know him, Rest well Jon, we love you.