Alan Stewart Jr. of Port Orford, Oregon, passed away at his home on December 6, 2019.
Alan was born to Alan and Patricia Stewart in Salinas, California on September 23, 1947. He was the eldest of five children. As a child his family lived in Salinas, Los Angeles, Tehachapi, Vacaville, and Pecwan on the Klamath River. Because there was no high school to attend in Pecwan, his family moved to Mt. Shasta in 1961. He graduated in 1965 and went on to attend the College of the Siskiyous. In 1968 Alan was inducted into the U.S. Army, serving a tour of duty in Vietnam.
On his return to the states he and his wife Sybil Muma of McCloud moved to Medford, Oregon so Alan could continue his studies at Southern Oregon College in Ashland. From Medford, they moved to Portland for Alan’s employment with United Parcel Service where he was an accounting manager in the District Office. Their son Andrew was born in Portland in 1980. While living in Portland Alan pursued his love of hunting and fishing. Early adventures with his maternal grandfather, Leo, had instilled a deep appreciation of outdoor sports and fine sporting equipment. Alan would fish any creek, river and lake that was available, and loved deep sea fishing as well. He made sure that he had the finest equipment his budget allowed for the variety of fishing and hunting that he did.
Spending time with family was very important to Alan. When the family gathered together, there were games, cards, singing and storytelling with a lot of laughter and “horseplay”. In 2009, wanting to be near his parents and be of assistance to them, Alan moved to Port Orford. He loved living there with the ocean and the great outdoors at his doorstep. Health issues began to plague Alan and he was diagnosed with diabetes and heart disease, due in large part to exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam. He would battle with these for many years. Even while dealing with these health problems, Alan took every opportunity to lend a helping hand to friends and family whenever needed. He didn’t tout this giving side of himself, but those closest to him knew of it. Alan was much loved and is sorely missed by those he leaves behind.
Alan is survived by his son Andrew of McCloud, CA; brother David and wife Laurene of Riddle, OR; brother Tim of Port Orford, OR; brother Michael and wife Leslie of Mt. Shasta, CA; and various nephews, nieces, and cousins. He is predeceased by his parents Alan and Patricia Stewart and his sister Susan Cullop. There will be a private graveside service at the Mt. Shasta Memorial Park later in the Spring.