Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 3 at Pinon cemetery for Dwayne "Slim" Stewart of Weed, NM.
Mr. Stewart, 86, passed away on October 28, 2017 in Artesia, NM.
Don Brown will officiate at the service. Honorary pallbearers will be all of his friends.
Dwayne was born on January 17, 1931 in Caddo, OK; the son of Zed Stewart and Mattie (Begley) Stewart. He came to Artesia in 1951 from Canyon, TX. On May 25, 1955 he married Alvaree Jernigan in Artesia. He was a rancher and a school teacher in Weed. Dwayne played basketball for the CVE Travellers which was part of the National Industrial Basketball League. He loved to watch his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren play sports and was known to always help with whatever project came up.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 sisters and 1 brother.
Survivors include his wife Alvaree Stewart of Weed; sons Vaughn Teel (Doreen) of Weed and Boyd Stewart (Melissa) of Artesia; daughters AndaRee Pierce (Terry) of Pinon and Tana Steinback (Jim) of Artesia; sister Mattie Jo Russell of Oklahoma City, OK; 8 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Just saw that Slim passed away. We are so sorry. If it hadnít been for Slim, Robert and I would never have met. That was nearly 31 years ago. We always enjoyed our chance meetings with him and Alvaree in Cloudcroft. Will certainly miss him.
Robert & Diana CalkinsHigh Rolls, NM
I'm so sorry to hear about Slim, I sure did love that guy! We could visit with each other for hours and I knew he would always be there to help me out if I ever needed anything. My thoughts & prayers will be with you, love Vanessa
Vanessa BlanscettCloudcroft, NM
So sorry to hear of the loss of Uncle Dewayne! I would love to be there for family support and comfort but I just had shoulder surgery and still recouping! Just know that our thoughts and prayers are with the Stewart and Teel families. We always loved when you all came to Oklahoma for visits! Uncle Dewayne was loved by all! Fly high Uncle!!!
Debbie Combs GilmorePurcell, OK
To all of Slim's family, you have my deepest sympathy. I loved working for Slim. He made everyday a joy. I will remember his infectious laughter. So many good memories. You will be missed Slim. RIP Sincerely, Ann
Ann Tafoya (Salazar)Tularosa, NM
My most sincere condolence to Alvaree and the Steward family. He was easy to know, always in a good mood, a laugh that we wish we could bottle and have ready for those times when we need cheer. He will be missed.
Dan GageRoswell, NM
I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Dwayne will be missed by all who knew him. I always looked forward to his visits especially when we were younger. Rest in peace Uncle Dwayne. Say hi to all the family in heaven!!
Carol NissenOklahoma City, OK
So sorry for your loss and know he will be missed by everyone and also sorry we can't be there in person. You are all be in our prayers. Much love to all.
Ed and Viola RobinsonSunset, TX
We were sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathy to your family. Dwayne will be missed.
Dub and Louanne CombsMcLoud, OK
Sending love from the Oklahoma family! Uncle Dwayne was an amazing person and I know my grandma loved him very much! She would always get so excited when her brother was coming to town. What a wonderful life he lived. Love you all.
Chad Russell and the Mattie Jo Russell FamilyOklahoma City, OK
To all the family we are so sorry for your loss- it's truly a loss to all of us. Sim was one of my favorite people to see, from the time I was a little kid at school to seeing him and Alvaree at the store in Pi√Īon. It was a big treat because he always had a smile, laugh and personality as big as Texas along with good story you would always look forward to hearing, it also warmed your heart to see two people with many years together to be so much in love as if it was their first date and it was that way every time we were blessed to see them.
Those are memories that we will cherish forever.
God Bless You All.
Sent with Love
From Niki & Wendell.
Nicole ra'E PratherLa Luz, NM
What a wonderful legacy Slim left with all he knew. He was such an inspiration to us, especially as children. We loved him and will miss him. May these words and God bless your family as you deal with this loss.
EllenLos Lunas, NM
Uncle Dwayne was a favorite Uncle. I always looked forward to the family reunions when he knew He and the family were coming. He could spin a story like his Daddy and keep your attention. I thought for sure he was going to give ALL the boys a spanking one time at the ranch. I came up with the idea of putting a bell on the donkey to make him buck more. Looking back I think Vonn may have gotten one because he was supposed to know better. I wonder if the other boys will remember this. Uncle Dwayne you were LOVED by Many me included. RIP.
Larry OwingsGrand Prairie, TX
Alvaree, so sorry for your loss. God Bless and keep you sweet Lady.
J.R. and Kim JonesSANTO, TX
Slim was a special person, he and my Dad, Ivon were friends for years. Sure enjoyed working with him and Alvaree in Farm Bureau.
Elzy and I also enjoyed very much dancing at Desperado. Those were the good years.
Rest in Peace, Slim
Sharon Curtis Perry
Sharon Curtis PerryTularosa, NM
Slim was one of the first people we met when we moved here, and was so friendly and welcoming. He was always so warm, and fun to be around. He will be greatly missed. We send prayers of comfort and love to all the family.
Deanna & Dave McCallTimberon, NM
Daddy Slim, you will be greatly missed, we love you. Casey, Christy and Spencer Yaste
CHRISTY YASTEDimmitt, TX