Gwendolyn Rose Stewart
December 17, 1930 – December 24, 2019
Gwendolyn Rose (Zimmerer) Stewart, age 89, of Morrill passed away December 24, 2019 at Regional West Medical Center. Memorial services will be Friday, January 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Dugan Kramer Funeral Chapel. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A private interment will take place at a later date. Memorials may be given to the Morrill Public Library, 119 E Webster St, Morrill, NE 69358 or St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or stjude.org Condolences may be left at www.dugankramer.com
Gwen was born December 17, 1930 at Morrill to Carl and Rose (Winchell) Zimmerer. She and her family lived in several towns throughout the valley. While growing up, she spent much of her time with her grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins at family gatherings. She graduated from Fort Collins High School.
Gwen married Keith Stewart on August 19, 1951 at First Presbyterian Church in Ft. Collins, CO. They were married for 68 years. From this union, six children were born. Family was very important to her. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and extended family. Gwen was a homemaker and assisted her husband in his veterinarian practice. She also worked at Morrill Public Schools for 14 years as a para educator. Gwen was very active in the First Presbyterian Church. She served on session, taught Sunday School and led Women’s Circle. She enjoyed volunteer work, reading, crafts, playing cards, and cooking.
Survivors include her husband, Keith, children Deborah (Ron) Hendrickson of Kearney, Marce (Wes) Webster of Parker, Colorado, Carla (Steve) Hoffman of Morrill, Lori (Gary) Hiegel of Mitchell, and Jana (Doug) Stewart of Las Vegas, Nevada, grandchildren Justin (Marie), Josh (Kari), Seth (Kelley), Courtney, Wendy (Andy), Lyndsie (Eric), Hayley (Kenny), Kylor, Matthew (Kristina), Morgan (Will), Jason, Abby (Austin), and Emily. Other survivors include 20 great grandchildren, sister, Carleen Dodson of Leesburg, Virginia, sister-in-law, Bobbi Derr of Goodyear, Arizona, and sister, Sharon (Wayne) Skaggs of Brighton, Colorado, brother-in-law, Richard (Annette) Stewart of Lakewood, Colorado, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son, Steven, stepdad Elmer Derr, brother, Wayne Derr, in-laws, Norman and Kate Stewart, brother-in-law, Jim Dodson, sisters and brother-in-laws, Lois and Arnold Lipker and Mary and Don Hagedorn, sister-in-law Marty Stewart, and granddaughter Nicole Webster.
- Memorial Service Friday, January 3, 2020
Gwendolyn Rose Stewart
January 2, 2020
I am deeply shocked and grieved about your precious mom. I had just visited her and she was vibrant, alert and so kind. I grieve with you. Praising God that He collects all our tears in a vase. He desires none to die without faith in the LORD Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and LORD. I pray our LORD will be a comfort and encouragement to you all during this very difficult and often stressful time. Our LORD Jesus is there to be the healer of our hearts, to flood our hearts with His overwhelming agape love and encourage us to cast all our cares on Him because He cares for us. He is our Helper and Strengthen especially in this times of deep loss. My prayers are with y ou and y our family. I would like to share with you something that is helping me so much through this time of grief. There is a Grief Share group that will met at Monument Bible church Monday nights at 6:30 starting Feb 24 2020. This is an international presentation that is professionally done with three grief counselors, DVD presentation and a workbook. I didn't think I needed it but felt lead to go anyway. And I found out how wrong I was. I have learned so much about grieving and how to work through it in a healthy supportive and encouraging and healing way. I hope this resource will be a help to you. Know you are loved by our Savior Jesus Christ.
December 31, 2019
RIP Aunt Gwen. You will be missed by your family and friends so much! Thinking of you and Mom as you dance together in heaven. Much love from Cindy, Fred and family