Marion ‘Tickie’ Stewart
Marion “Tickie” Stewart died March 16, 2006, at Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale. She was 87 years old. She had been an area resident for the past 52 years.
Marion was born Sept. 19, 1918, in Monmouth, Ill., to Charles and Lura (Harlin) Burgess. She attended school in Monmouth and received her teaching degree from Monmouth College, where she began her teaching career. She later taught school in Alaska for a short period of time before beginning her family. She moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 1954, where she raised her family and worked as a social services director for Pitkin County. After her retirement, she spent several years working as a residential counselor for Mountain Valley Developmental Services. She will always be remembered as a kind and gracious person.
She was a member of the Episcopal Church and worked as a senior volunteer in the area for RSVP. She was also a member of the Council on Aging.Marion is survived by her children John B. Stewart, Ann B. Stewart and Jean H. Stewart; her grandchildren, Axel B. Stewart and Wesley H. Stewart. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Lura Burgess; and her brothers, Wilbur and Charles O. “Cobby” Stewart.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Diabetic Association, Roaring Fork Hospice, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church or the RSVP Program.A memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 546 Hyland Park Drive in Glenwood Springs.
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