Christopher Michael Stewart our “uncle brother,” 45, passed away suddenly from complications of a brain aneurysm, Nov. 27, in Provo. He was born Oct. 3, 1972, in Murray.

He grew up in Magna and graduated from Cyprus High School in 1991 then joined the Air Force. Chris worked as a firefighter while stationed at Elmondorf AFB in Anchorage, Alaska. He has worked security at Snow Bird and at St. Marks Hospital in Salt Lake City. His caring nature propelled him to become a certified nurses assistant and at the time of his death, worked at the Richfield Care Center where he was known as “The Golden Boy of Avalon.”

He enjoyed his family, the outdoors, video games, but above all, he was an avid Running Utes Fan. GO UTES!!!!

Surviving him is his fianceé, Clarissa Sifford; sons, Zachary Stewart and Tristan (Kalee) Bowles; daughter, Savanah Sifford; granddaughter, Lyla Bowles; parents, Michael andPaula Stewart; siblings, Debbie Mayo, Jennifer Anaya, Teena Adams, Brian Baker and April Turner; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. He is preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Chad Mayo; grandparents: Deloy and Ina Stewart, Owen and Alice Warr and Thomas and Jean Jaramillo.

Funeral services for ChrisStewart took place Saturday, Dec. 2, in the Richfield LDS 4th ward chapel, with James Stewart (uncle) conducting. 

A family prayer was shared by James Stewart and the invocation was given by Milton Stewart (uncle).

Musical selections included “A Father’s Love,” “He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother” and “Five More Minutes.”

A poem was shared by Debbie Mayo (sister).

Tributes were given by Joshua Stewart (cousin) and George Stewart (uncle).

Closing remarks were provided by James Stewart and the benediction was offered by Milton Stewart. 

Pallbearers included Zachary Stewart, Noble Mayo, Marshal Humphrey, Tristan Bowles, George Stewart, Brian Baker and Scott Turner.

Honorary pallbearers included Ryan Gee, Ryan Sandall, Jordan Davis and Jacy Anaya.

Interment was in the Salina Pioneer Cemetery.

The dedicatory prayer was provided by James Stewart. 

Military Honors by Hill AFB Guard and Salina American Legion Post #36.

Compassionate services were provided by the Richfield LDS 4th ward Relief Society.

Funeral directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.

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