June Marie Stewart
Sunrise: June 11,1926
Sunset: December 28,2017
Resident of Clayton
Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Friend gracefully passed into the hands of God. Born in Los Angeles to William and Anne Hork, later moving to Napa and graduating from Napa High School in 1944. She worked for the City of Napa before marrying Eugene F. Soares in 1947. They had five children, Melanie, Frank, Teresa, Donald and Bonnie and while living in the Peninsula she worked part time for General Electric Company. She lived in Ashland Oregon from 1971 to 1980, made lovely friends and attended plays at the Shakespeare Festival and worked at the City of Ashland as Cashier. On her return to San Mateo she again was employed as a Cashier at the City of San Mateo and thoroughly enjoyed her job and coworkers. She retired with a track record of "balancing to the penny" her every work day. Once retired she found a great friend and love, Stanley Stewart and married him in 1992. They enjoyed traveling thru out the United States, Canada, Aruba and took four cruises. They volunteered for seven years with Meals of Wheels and Hospice of San Mateo. She moved to Clayton in 2001, became a member of St Bonaventure Parish, assisted Eucharistic Ministry at Diamond Terrace, participated as a member of Clayton Valley Womens Club and really had the time of her life as a Clayton resident.She will be remembered as devoted Catholic, gracious, content, never complaining and an endearing soul.
Left to celebrate her life are her children, Melanie Palmer, Frank Soares, wife Susan, Donald Soares, Bonnie Seck, husband Brian: Grandchildren Anne Peters, Robert Palmer, wife Alexandra, Georgia Palmer, Margaret Olivieri, husband Edward, James Palmer and wife Lauren, Jordan Dusterhoff, wife Alyssa, Keegan Seck and Kelly Seck: Great Grandchildren, Emily, Charlie, Fields, Caladonia, Poppy, Faye, Mason, Hawkins, James Jr., Dominic, Lola June, and Fiona. Two Step Daughters Carole and Cathy, their four children and grandchildren along with dozens of cherished nieces, nephews and their children.
Mom now joins her siblings, Lorene Waldron, Virginia Gertridge, William Hork, her daughter Teresa Ann, Eugene Soares and Stanley Stewart along with a host of dearly remembered relatives.
As she embraced her life, she wanted us all to remember that we are called "To Love One Another" John 13:34-35,and to pray for the poor souls in purgatory.
Celebration will be held at St. Bonaventure Parish, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord, on Wednesday, January 3. 10am Rosary, 10:30 Mass followed by reception in the hall. In lieu flowers, contributions can be made to St, Bonaventure Parish, Oakmont of Monticito, Concord or Hospice of the East Bay.