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Paul H. Stewart

d. January 30, 2022

Paul Harold Stewart (May 25, 1928-Jan. 30, 2022)-Obituary Paul Harold Stewart passed away Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Carroll Chamberlain (1930-2020), by two sons, Grant and MaJhew, and by son-in-law, Chuck Smotherman. He was the youngest of eight children of William and Grace Ogilvie Stewart, born May 25, 1928, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was raised in Castleton, Nevada, and went to school in nearby Pioche and Panaca, Nevada where he played football, and later earned college money as a school bus driver (while sRll in high school) and as a miner. He aJended the University of Utah for one semester and then aJended Dixie College in St. George, Utah. There he met and married his sweetheart, Ann Carroll Chamberlain, in the St. George Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of LaJer-Day Saints May 27, 1950. He aJended the University of Southern California (USC) for his Bachelors degree. Then, he transferred to what would later become the University of the Pacific (UOP) for his Doctor of DenRstry degree, with help from the United States Army. AYer graduaRon, he served in the Army for four years in Alaska, staRoned at Eielson Air Force Base, near Fairbanks. While there, he was the Presiding Elder over the Service Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of LaJer-Day Saints, set apart by Elder Marion G. Romney. AYer his years in the Army, Paul moved his family to Bakersfield, California, in 1959, where he pracRced denRstry as a Pediatric DenRst. AYer reRring from denRstry, he and his wife served a volunteer service mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of LaJer-Day Saints to Toronto, Canada, helping people there with long-term employment skills. During his dental career in Bakersfield, Paul served in various volunteer callings in the Church, including serving as SevenRes Group Leader, a High Counselor, and five years as the Bishop of Bakersfield 2nd Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of LaJer-Day Saints. He also volunteered with his wife, Ann, to serve at the Los Angeles Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of LaJer-Day Saints, first serving monthly, on Saturday mornings, then every Friday evening, and aYer returning from their mission, serving the fourth week of every month in the Temple. Paul loved the outdoors, and enjoyed Rme with his family camping, hiking, and eventually backpacking in the mountains of California and the western United States. He also, with Ann, raised numerous fruit trees and large vegetable gardens, along with other ornamental trees and bushes. He is survived by five of his seven children and four sons and daughters-in-law: (Susanne Stewart), Carolyn Stewart, Robert (& Candie) Stewart, Pam (& Jerry) Hootman, Cheryl Smotherman, and Debra (& Heber) Farnsworth. He is also survived by a large family of over one hundred (including children, in-laws, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and other family members). A viewing will be held at 10:00 a.m. and memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, at The Church of Jesus Christ of LaJer-Day Saints, 316 A St., Bakersfield, California, 93304, presided over by Bishop Mark Handy. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, at Greenlawn Southwest Cemetery, 2739 Panama Ln., 93313, conducted by Robert Stewart.

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