Marie Robertson Stewart

Profile Updated: July 30, 2023
Residing In: San Jose, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Dale Stewart (deceased 2017)
Occupation: Mom, Grandmother, Volunteer (retired programmer)
Children: John (b. 1974) has degrees in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA; designs sensors for aerospace/airplanes. More… He and wife Alison live in CO; 2 daughters (one in Graduate school in DC).

Michael (b. 1976) has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering; is a structural engineer for the TX Department of Transportation. He and wife Holly live in TX; 2 daughters, 1 son.

Anne (b. 1977) speaks 5 languages and has a Masters in International Law; is a stay-at-home Mom now to a daughter and son; She and husband Nick (an IT specialist) live in NJ.

Christine (b. 1980) has an ESL teaching credential, but spends her time now orchestrating the activities of teens and pre-teens -- 3 sons, 1 daughter. She and husband Brian (a dentist) live in OR.
Yes! Attending Reunion

Good HS friends and NHS schooling prepared me well for a great life. Although Pennsylvania is beautiful, the pull of “Go West” was too strong -- first for a degree in Statistics and Mathematics from BYU in Utah, and then to the golden state of California for a scientific programming job in Aerospace. I never liked cold weather nor snow, so year-round sunshine had a lot to do with the choice. Actually it took only a few visits in February before my parents and all of my siblings came West too. After 5 years of working, I met and married my husband Dale. Four children quickly followed, so I became a stay-at-home mom and volunteered for everything they were involved in. For many years, I was a Red Cross volunteer, teaching swimming, lifeguarding, CPR, and first aid. For 45 years, I’ve baked and decorated specialty and wedding cakes – terrible business plan though, as it is mostly for friends and family. When our last child left for college, I found I had a bit too much time on my hands and worked for a couple of Silicon Valley startups – heady times for seven years, but extremely demanding hours. It became increasingly difficult to fit in being a wife, mother, and grandmother with the relentless schedules. When my husband retired in 2004, we served a 2-year LDS mission in Germany. We’ll always speak German like Americans, but the wonderful friends we met there loved that we did.
Life's challenges come whether we invite them or not. In November, 2017, my husband Dale passed away from Alzheimers (very cruel disease). Fortunately there were 45 great married years together before his last months robbed him of most of life's precious memories. I'm as busy as ever now volunteering at Church and in the community and enjoying our extended family (especially the 11 grandchildren).
I still know how to get on an airplane, so I'm really looking forward to visiting with many of you at our 60th Reunion.

School Story:

Upon entering Mr. Frescoln's english class one day, we noticed another gentleman visiting for the day. Some of the classmates who were more savvy with Who's-Who recognized the visitor immediately, but I didn't until Mr. Frescoln asked, "Do any of you have a question for Mr. James Michener?"
Somethings are wasted on the youth. Too bad we can't have a redo of a special day -- over the years I've wondered how I would have better used that opportuntiy.

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Feb 13, 2019 at 9:48 AM

Happiest of birthdays to you, Marie!

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Posted on: Sep 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Hi Kathy,
I'm impressed that you're still movin' and grooving' with aerobics. Keep on keeping on is the goal, huh. Marie (Robertson)Stewart

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Best wishes!...birthdays should be celebrated for more than 1 day!
It was really special seeing you at the reunion. Stay well.

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Dale and Marie -- June, 2013
(41st Anniversary)