Dennis Allen Stewart 59 years old
On Friday, September 11th, 2020 Dennis Allen Stewart passed away suddenly at home. Dennis was born in Boise, Idaho in 1961, the son of Charles “Jack” Jackson Stewart and Wanda Lou Stewart. Growing up he spent a lot of time in logging camps cooking for his dad. He attended Meridian High School and was an accomplished 880-meter runner. He was Idaho State Champion in the 880M in 1979 (1.54:88). His running was described as gliding, almost effortlessly around the track. Dennis participated in Timber sports with his dad. When in the mountains he always chose to go straight up the hill. He had a short college track career at Boise State. He married his high school sweetheart Chris Stewart and later they had a daughter, Angela.
He retired in March of this year from Yanke Machine Shop after 43 years of service. When he was 16 years old, he helped to build the Overland Sky Bridge, a bright yellow walking bridge in Boise, Idaho. Over the years he worked on mining equipment, built and repaired countless machinery. He was a very accomplished welder; he could fix anything broken; old equipment was his forte.
Dennis was a loving son, husband, dad, brother, uncle, grandpa and friend who will be missed by many people. He loved the mountains; camping, hiking, fishing, hunting and gardening. He was a huge Boise State Football fan, he loved sports and old western movies.
For the last 29 years Dennis lived with his wife Chris on the land his Great Grandfather homesteaded around 1934. He loved that land, and he loved to tell the Stewart family story.
Dennis is survived by his wife of 41 years, Chris Stewart, Mother Wanda Stewart, Daughter Angela Stewart, Son in Law Torin Ford, Grandson Jackson Ford, Sister Chris Hanson and numerous Uncles, Aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his father, Charles “Jack” Jackson Stewart, Uncle Joe, Uncle Johnny and his Grandparents Charles & Evelyn Stewart.
Viewing at the Chapel at Cloverdale Cemetery, Saturday September 19th 2020 from 11 am to 12 pm, Graveside services directly following the viewing.