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Earl Clain Stuart 1936 - 2019

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January 17, 2019

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Earl Clain Stuart 1936 - 2019

SEELEY LAKE - Earl was born May 23, 1936 to Tom and Dora Stuart in American Falls, Idaho. He went to heaven Jan. 10 in Bigfork, Mont. at the Lakeview Care Center, with his wife and family at his side. Earl died after a long battle with COPD. He resided in Seeley Lake for 28 years. He also resided in West Fargo, N.D.; Bigfork, Mont.; Moorhead, Minn.; Rupert, Idaho; Burley, Idaho; Heyburn, Idaho and American Falls, Idaho.

Earl's choice of profession for 23 years was a long haul truck driver. He was a journeymen electrician for 11 years for Simplot. He also worked as a welder and janitor. In his youth he worked on ranches.

Earl was proud to have served his country in the Army during the Korean War. He attended school in Burley, Idaho and had certification in welding and small appliance repair. He was awarded a Certificate for a Million Miles of Accident Free Driving. He was a member of Veterans and Families of Seeley Lake. Earl's hobbies were woodworking and reading. Earl was a three-time cancer survivor.

Earl was married to Ruth (Smith) and later divorced. In 1973 he married his wife of 45 years, Mary D. (Clark) Thurston Stuart.

Earl was preceded in death by his mother Dora Veneman; father Tom Stuart; sister-in-law Joy Stuart and son Mikel C. Stuart.

He is survived by his wife Mary D. (Clark) Thurston Stuart of Seeley Lake; his children Randy Stuart of Burley, Idaho; daughter Mary D (Thurston) Holland (husband Jason Holland) of Spring, Texas; son Charley V. Stuart (wife Darlene Miner Stuart) of Glencoe, Okla.; and daughter Lisa D. (Stuart) Drinnen (husband Larry Drinnen) of Laramie, Wyo.; twelve grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother William Stuart of Twin Falls, Idaho; brother Calvin McMillan of Oregon; sister Nancy (McMillan) Stapleman of Washington and many nieces and nephews.

Earl Stuart was laid to rest at a graveside service on Sunday, Jan. 13 at the Clark Ranch in Condon, Mont. Pastor Craig Wilson from Mission Bible Fellowship presided over the service. A celebration of Earl's life was held at Mission Bible Fellowship after the graveside service.


Reader Comments(1)

Mestuart2 writes:

There was an omissions in this. Servived by brother William (Bill) Stuart of Twin Falls, ID


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