Naomi Ruth Stewart, 90

Print Article

Stewart

Naomi Ruth Stewart, 90

Naomi Ruth Stewart, age 90, of Hayden, Idaho, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at Honeysuckle Retirement Center in Hayden.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens, 7315 N. Government Way. Arrangements are provided by Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene. Online registry and condolences may be found at www.yatesfuneralhomes.com.

Ruth was born Jan. 6, 1928, in Sycamore, Pa., to Clyde and Mary Anderson. After graduating high school, she attended Waynesburg College and in 1950 graduated from McConnell Airline School. She was hired as a flight attendant by Trans World Airlines (TWA) and worked for them until 1954. It was on her second flight for TWA that she met Cyrus E Stewart, who she married on Oct. 2, 1954, in Cape Horn, Idaho. They spent the first six years of their marriage on the East Coast, then moved to the West Coast for eight years, and finally settled in Idaho in 1968, when they built a mountaintop home overlooking Lake Pend Oreille. They moved to Hayden, Idaho, in 1992 and her husband Cy died shortly after.

Ruth was passionate about traveling and visited numerous places over the years, including China, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, just to name a few. Her home is filled with many unique souvenirs of the cultures she visited and she had a story for each one.

One of Ruth’s favorite hobbies was searching for treasures with her metal detector, which she was able to enjoy while wintering in Mexico with her husband. Ruth also enjoyed reading, eating Mexican food and she was a diehard football fan.

Ruth will be missed deeply by her family and friends. She was a special part of the family and has left us all with beautiful memories to carry into our future.

She is survived by her sister, Evelyn Walker of Pennsylvania; her brother, Duane (Ruth) Iams of Pennsylvania; sister-in-law, Doris Iams of Pennsylvania; and several nieces, nephews and their children. Also survived by stepson, Cyrus Kit (Masako) Stewart of Montana; stepdaughter, Virginia (Byron) Kohfield of Alaska, and their children and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Cy, her parents, and her oldest brother, Clyde.

The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Honeysuckle Place and the nurses of North Idaho Hospice for their outstanding and compassionate support at the end of Ruth’s life.

Print Article

Read More Obituaries

Kerry Sweeney, 65

September 23, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Kerry Sweeney, 65 By the grace of God, on a Veterans Day in Seattle in 1952, a baby girl was born to Ralph and Myrtle Reitan of Burien, Wash. For 65 years, Kerry graced the lives of all who entere...

Read More

Christina Jean Lane, 83

September 22, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Christina Jean Lane, 83 Christina Jean Lane, 83, a loving wife, mom, sister, auntie, grandma, great-grandma and friend, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, surrounded by her family. ...

Read More

Richard Herbert Hawkins, 67

September 21, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Richard Herbert Hawkins, 67 Richard Herbert Hawkins, 67, of Hayden, Idaho, passed away on Sept. 3, 2018, at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Richard was born on May 23, 1951, in Oh...

Read More

Dr. B. Keith Chambers

September 21, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Dr. B. Keith Chambers December 9, 1932 – September 18, 2018 Keith was the tenth of twelve children born to Eva and Clyde Chambers on Dec. 9, 1932. He spent his younger years on a farm in Pomona...

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 664-8176
215 N. Second St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

©2018 The Coeur d'Alene Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X