Beth Beckelhymer Stewart
November 09, 1926 - August 29, 2015
Beth Beckelhymer Stewart, age 88, died peacefully at Cristwood Nursing Center in Shoreline, WA, on August 29, 2015.
She was born in Prosser, WA and grew up in Prosser and Portland, OR. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from Whitworth College (Spokane, WA) and a M.R.E. degree from Asbury Theological Seminary (Kentucky).
She taught school in Portland, OR, and was a missionary teacher in the high school at Red Bird Mission (Kentucky); at a Bible College in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe; and as a Bible and Christian ministry teacher at a seminary in South Africa.
Beth married Rev. E. Eugene Stewart later in her life. She and her husband retired to Seattle in 1991 and then to the Warm Beach Senior Community (Stanwood) in 2001.
She was predeceased by her husband of 29 years (Eugene Stewart) and four siblings. She is survived by one brother, Ed Beckelhymer and his family; and other nieces and nephews and their families; by her step-daughter and husband, Judi and Dan Fortune; 2 step-granddaughters and husbands; and five step-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on September 24, 2015, at the Warm Beach Free Methodist Church, 20815 Marine Dr, Stanwood, WA 98292, [(360) 652-6555].
Memorials may be given to Warm Beach Camping Ministries, 20800 Marine Drive; Stanwood, WA 98292 [800-228-6724] or Warm Beach Free Methodist Church.