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In Memory of

James B. Stewart

September 12, 1944 - December 20, 2017

Obituary


James Bevens Stewart passed away December 20, 2017 in Victoria, Texas.

He was preceded in death by mother, Kathleen Stewart and father, Wade Welton Stewart of Bryan, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie "Mitzie" Stewart; daughter, Eileen Stewart; son-in-law, Gary Hall; son, William James Stewart; and brothers, Warner and Chester Stewart.

Born on September 12, 1944 he served his country in the Army as a member of the 101st airborne division during the Vietnam War receiving a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star among other commendations. Upon returning from the...

James Bevens Stewart passed away December 20, 2017 in Victoria, Texas.

He was preceded in death by mother, Kathleen Stewart and father, Wade Welton Stewart of Bryan, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie "Mitzie" Stewart; daughter, Eileen Stewart; son-in-law, Gary Hall; son, William James Stewart; and brothers, Warner and Chester Stewart.

Born on September 12, 1944 he served his country in the Army as a member of the 101st airborne division during the Vietnam War receiving a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star among other commendations. Upon returning from the war he resumed his studies receiving a Bachelors degree and Master's of Library Science from the University of Texas. He went on to serve as director of Victoria Public Library for 30 years during which time he was elected President of Texas Library Association and an active member of the American Library Association.

In his off time he loved to entertain. He was always ready to host a gathering, try out a new recipe, hone his chops as a mixologist, or a storyteller.

James was active with many civic organizations including Christ's Kitchen, Victoria Preservation Inc., Victoria Rotary Club, Victoria Democrats Club, Victoria County Historical Commission, and Chair of the J. Frank Dobie Library Trust. An active supporter of the arts; he enjoyed attending the opera, symphony, visiting art museums, as well as enjoying the vibrant Texas music scene.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Christ's Kitchen.

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