Albert Jason Stewart went to meet the Lord on October 23, 2022 surrounded by family. He was 97 years old. Albert was born October 4th 1925 to Irvin Ray and Jessie Stewart in Grand Ronde Oregon. He spent his youth growing up in Rickreall Oregon where he attended school and played football, basketball, and baseball. He entered the military in 1943 as a Merchant Marine and sailed the open seas from 1943-1948. He sailed on several different ships including the Matsonia, Coast Shipper, and Furman Victory. Albert earned an Honorable Service Button, Presidential Testimonial Letter, and a Victory Medal during his service.
He moved to Prineville in 1948 and married Lillian Patricia Hagen on November 7th of that year. He briefly logged in Fall City and Prineville before he began his career with the City of Prineville Railway in 1949 as a brakeman. He retired from the railroad after more than 33 years of service.
Albert enjoyed the outdoors, including hunting and fishing. He had a passion for sports and enjoyed attending his grandkids events. He enjoyed the mens’ retreats at church, as well as family reunions and potlucks. He spent his life serving the Lord. On many occasions he would speak of how grateful he was for God’s protection and guidance. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them as much as he could. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.
His positive outlook on life and those around him was inspiring. Albert never had a negative thing to say about anyone and was always in good spirits, no matter the circumstance. This is the legacy he will leave.
Albert and Lillian (Pat) are survived by their 3 children, Allen Stewart of San Francisco CA, Robyn George(Harold) of Prineville OR, and Mark Stewart (Peggy) of Madras OR. He also had 6 grandchildren, Jasen Stewart, Neil Stewart, Cory George, Ashley Pierce, Olivia Martin and Lexie Stewart. Additionally he enjoyed 7 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Irvin and Jessie, his brother Ivan and his wife Lillian. Charitable donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.