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Diane Stewart

July 4, 1930 ~ June 01, 2017

Service: June 06, 2017 1:30 PM
   Location: Dokken-Nelson Sunset Chapel

Diane Silva Stewart passed away in comfort at her Bozeman home on Thursday, 1 June, 2017.  Her nephew, Frank Silva, and close friends were with her.  Son Marc Silva Stewart and daughter-in-law Jane Louise Stewart were on a flight home from Great Britain to be with her. 

Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on the Fourth of July, 1930, Diane was the older of two children raised by Frank and Pauline Silva.  She married David Hugh Stewart on 25 July, 1949 with whom she celebrated 60 years together before Dave passed away in 2009.  Diane earned a bachelor’s degree in economics while at the University of Oregon, and gave birth to two sons, Marc Silva and Christopher David in 1955 and 1957 respectively while in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The family moved to Pocatello, Idaho in late 1967, to State College, Pennsylvania in late 1971, and then to Bryan, Texas in July 1975 following Dave’s career where they lived 14 years before retiring to Bozeman, Montana.

Diane was a loyal wife and a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her brother, Thomas Ware Silva, passed away in 2011, and her younger son, Christopher David Stewart, sadly preceded her in 2016.  She is survived by son, Marc; four grandchildren: Chris’ daughter, Cody Dyan, and Marc’s children, Andrew David, Robin Girard, and Mary Silva; and one grandson, Cody’s son, Logan Dylan.

Diane served as the Chairman of the Board of the Indiana-based Anthony Wayne Corporation, which was purchased by her father in 1947, following her brother’s death.  Soon after she and Dave moved to Bozeman in 1989, she also helped acquire and manage three AWC properties in Bozeman. 

Diane was incisively intelligent, a voracious reader, and a master of crossword puzzles to the end of her life.  She suffered no fools and made time often to touch base with the friends she held dear.   She enjoyed and excelled at many hobbies throughout life.  She became a master in needlepoint while in Texas, taught needlepoint in clinics for many years, and took leadership roles with the Embroiderer’s Guild of America.  An accomplished, competitive horseman as a youngster, she competed in dressage in Montana and was very proud of her two horses, Corbely and Boomer.  She took up golf in Pocatello and enjoyed the sport until only a few years ago, along with the many friendships it afforded her. She was a gourmet cook and an avid birder who loved nature and all its creatures.  She gave these and many other gifts to her sons.

In lieu of flowers, donations to PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization), c/o Angie Buckley, 2011 Lomas Drive, Bozeman, 59715 or Compassus Hospice of Bozeman are encouraged.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Tuesday, 6 June, 2017, at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service.

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