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Obituary of Louann and Harvey Steward
Louann Jean (Burns) Steward passed away on April 13, 2023, at the age of 89, after a brief illness. Louann was born in Denver, Colorado, to Archie and Winifred Burns on April 1, 1934, and was raised in Greeley, Colorado, as an only child. Louann attended Greeley schools, graduating from College High School in 1952. On June 30, 1954, Louann married her high school sweetheart, Harvey Steward, who had enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After marrying, Louann followed Harvey to San Diego, California, until he was transferred to San Francisco, California, where they lived until Harvey was deployed aboard ship. At that time, Louann returned home to Greeley, Colorado, eventually joined by Harvey after his discharge, where they made their home and raised their children. Louann began her career in 1950s working in San Francisco, as a secretary to investment bankers at Dean Witter & Co, and riding to work on the famous trolley cars.
After returning to Greeley, Louann began working at Greeley National Bank, then moving on to Connecticut Mutual/Mass Mutual Insurance Company in various job capacities, ending her full-time career as an executive assistant in Denver in 2006, when she and Harvey returned to Greeley to be closer to family. Louann continued to work part time from home until 2018. In 2018, she and Harvey moved to Meadowview of Greeley where they resided until Harvey’s death in 2021. It was then that Louann moved to The Lodge at Greeley where she resided until the time of her death. Louann’s passions were her handwork and sewing projects. She was a talented dressmaker, designing and making wedding, bridesmaid and prom dresses for friends and relatives, along with elegantly tailored clothing for her daughter, granddaughters and other family members. Louann loved working needle point, cross stich and embroidery, and was an avid knitter, knitting beautiful Irish knit sweaters, blankets and other items. Louann made creative clown costumes for a friend, who performed at many events in the Denver area. Louann loved her family, spending many hours planning fun outings and holiday gatherings with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and she loved to cook and bake. Louann volunteered her time as a co-leader for a Girl Scout troop her daughter was a member of and fostered her son Mark’s love of animals helping him care for a menagerie, which included hamsters, tad poles, turtles, ducks and dogs. Louann and Harvey welcomed their nephew into the family and enjoyed attending his high school sporting events, which included football and wrestling.
Louann is survived by her daughter Kim (Mike) Tregoning, son Mark (Mary) Steward and nephew David (Sally) Shepherd; her grandchildren Sarah Garber (Matt Welch), Jessica (Joe) Marshall and Matthew (Kathryn) Steward; her great grandchildren Kaitlee, Camryn and Jake Marshall, and Lorelei and William Steward. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Harvey, of 66 years, and her parents Archie and Winifred Burns. In addition, Louann had caretakers and staff from The Lodge at Greeley, whom she loved very much and who gave her loving care throughout her stay and during her last days. In addition, her RN, CNAs, and pastor from Optimal Hospice Care provided her with great support and loving care, and Louann’s family is thankful for all the assistance these professionals provide to her and them. To leave condolences for Louann’s family, go to www.adamsoncares.com.
A joint life celebration will be held on June 6, 2023, 1:30 p.m., at Adamson Life Celebration Home, 2000 47th Avenue, Greeley, Colorado, for both Louann and Harvey, and family and friends are welcome to attend.
OBITUARY OF HARVEY STEWARD
Harvey Donald Steward passed away on February 13, 2021, at the age of 86, due to complications of Parkinson’s Disease.
Harvey was born to Leslie and Mabel (Bilyeu) Steward on August 27, 1934. He was the eighth of nine children and grew up on the family farm in Barnesville, Colorado. In 1952, Harvey graduated from Greeley High School, enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1954 during the Korean/Vietnam conflicts, where he served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bon Homme Richard as a fire control technician, and was honorably discharged in January 1958. On June 30, 1954, Harvey married his high school sweetheart, Louann J. Burns. After his discharge, he attended Colorado State College and for a time was employed by Adamson Mortuary. Harvey began his career as an electronics technician for Stanley Commercial Radio, where he earned his 1 st Class FCC License, then moved to Cooper Communications. In 1974, he purchased Cooper Communications and provided electronic communication systems for city and county emergency services and other businesses located throughout Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. In 1985, Harvey and Louann moved to Westminster where he worked as an electronics technician for Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, where he maintained communications systems and storm monitoring equipment for Boulder Creek, emergency services, and dispatch centers. Harvey retired in 2002; in 2005 he and Louann returned to Greeley to be closer to family.
In 2018, they moved to Meadowview of Greeley where he resided until the time of his death. Harvey was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and hiking in the mountains of Colorado and the Sierra Mountains of California with his brother-in-law Grant Dunlop.
Harvey loved his Penguin sail boat and sailed many of the lakes in Northern Colorado. He also enjoyed fishing with his kids and grandchildren all along the Front Range, and served as a den leader for the Cub Scouts and Webelos. Harvey and his daughter owned and trained a horse together, and his hobbies included glass etching and growing roses in his yard. In 2013, Harvey had the honor of participating in the Northern Colorado Honor Flight to Washington, DC.
Harvey is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Louann, daughter Kim (Mike) Tregoning and son Mark (Mary) Steward and nephew David (Sally) Shepherd; his grandchildren Sarah Garber (Matt Welch), Jessica (Joe) Marshall and Matthew (Kathryn) Steward; his great grandchildren Kaitlee, Camryn and Jake Marshall, and Lorelei Steward, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Vera Wilkinson, Eunice Scott, Flora Baber, LaVerna Dunlop, and Mary Stutzman, and brothers Charlie, Robert, and Howard Steward. To leave condolences for Harvey’s family, go to www.adamsoncares.com.
A life celebration will be held on June 6, 2023, 1:30 p.m., at Adamson Life Celebration Home, 2000 47th Avenue, Greeley, Colorado, for both Louann and Harvey, and family and friends are welcome to attend.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Louann and Harvey Steward, please visit Tribute Store