Geraldine Anne Stewart 1926-2017 GERALDINE ANNE EVANS STEWART February 23, 1926 ~ JANUARY 11, 2017 "Gerrie" Stewart was surrounded by her family and peacefully went into the arms of Jesus. She was reunited with her husband of 63 years Emmett V. Stewart, her son Stephen E. Stewart and Grandson Emmett A. Jones. Born 90 years ago, in San Francisco, California to Julia L. and Levi Earl Evans, she was a "golden girl" of California and one of five children. She is survived by sister Margaret L'Heureux and many Evans and Stewart nieces and nephews. Geraldine Evans was raised in Long Beach and Los Angeles, California, went swimming in the Ocean every day in Long Beach, went to Catholic Girls High, played basketball, volunteered in the Parish Rectory and for the Red Cross during WW11. She was swept off her feet when she met Emmett Stewart, a US Navy Pilot and was married on March 13, 1945. She helped him get established at Jacuzzi Brothers in St. Louis and then they struck out on their own in the early `50's to Houston, with their first 5 children, and proceeded to have 5 more. She loved Bridge and Art and was active at St.Rose of Lima and St. Ambrose Parishes, often singing in the Choir. Besides raising ten children, she had some Nursing School education and helped Emmett co-found S & N Pump Company, servicing Water Well Drillers throughout south Texas and subsequently expanding to the worldwide offshore oil drilling industry. She loved traveling with the S & N Pump Company family and served as Secretary on the Board of Directors. However, her greatest joys were her 10 children and their families. She could name all of them, right up to the end. Her heart was full of love for everyone and she lived charity without fanfare, often providing food and care for others. From their early days in Houston's Oak Forest to golfing retirement in April Sound, to St. Dominic Village and then living with her daughter Julie and Dr. Mark Jacobs, Gerrie was gracious, wise, witty and joyous. She was thankful to God and her motto was "What a Life". Her husband always said "She never met a stranger". Geraldine is survived by her children and grandchildren: Anne and John (Bob) Helton, John, Jr. and Melissa; Karen and David Draper, Richard; Richard and Susan Stewart, Richard's sons Jake and Justin; Walter Stewart and Joanna Green, Walter's children, Eric, Kelly and Doug; Stephen's children, Daniel, Keith and Kristina; Cathy and Bobby Robertson, Brian and Dana; Julie and Mark Jacobs, Kristin, Chloe and Catherine; Mary and Hank Jones, Caleb, Graham and Maggie; Jimmy and Monica Stewart, Jarett and Billy and Laura Stewart, Hayley and Max. She has 33 Great-Grandchildren: Casey, Molly, Jack and Matt Martin; Luke and Dylan Draper; Rainey & River Stewart; Noelle, Gabriel, Levi Hall; Morrighan, Rhiannon, and Connor Stewart, Ian and Hunter Ibarra; D.J., Joshua, and Sara Stewart; Abri and Olivia Stewart; Thomas and Araceli Escamilla; Avery and Reese Robertson and Carlo; Lucy and Harper Osborn; Emma, Aubrey, Ellie and Bear Unruh, and Isabelle Thomas, with more expected in 2017. Visitation, with Rosary first, will be held on Sunday, Jan. 15th, 5pm-8pm at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 1101 Antoine Rd. (I-10 West and Antoine). Rite of Christian Burial, on January 16, 2017 @ 10 am at St. Dominic Village Chapel, 2409 Holcombe Blvd., Houston. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Garden of Memories. Pallbearers are her devoted sons-in-law: John (Bob) Helton, David Draper, Bobby Robertson, Dr. Mark Jacobs, Hank Jones, and grandson-in-law Larry Martin. Donations, if desired, to the following: St. Dominic Village, 2409 Holcombe, Houston,77021 and Ronald McDonald House, 1907 Holcombe Blvd., 77030.
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