Obituary of Cpl. Ian Wesley Stewart
Princeville - Cpl. Ian Wesley Stewart, 21, of Lake Hughes , California , formerly of Princeville, was killed fighting for his country in Iraq Sunday, December 12, 2004 , while serving with Kilo Company, 3 rd Battalion of the 5 th Marines of the 1 st Marine Division from Camp Pendleton , California .
He was born June 22, 1983 , the son of Dana, Jr. and Dawn Bennett Stewart.
He is survived by his parents of Lake Hughes, California; 1 sister, Julia Stewart of Seattle, WA; 1 brother, Benjamin Stewart, at home; his paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Stewart of Houston, TX; maternal grandparents, J. Wesley and Dorothy Bennett of Mesa, AZ; 3 aunts, 4 uncles, and 11 cousins. His paternal grandfather, Dana Stewart, Sr., and his aunt, Margaret Smith, preceded him in death.
He was a 2001 graduate of Quartz Hill High School . He entered into active service with the U.S. Marines graduating from boot camp at Camp Pendleton , California on September 14, 2001 , and had served in Iraq since September 11, 2004 .
A memorial service celebrating Ian's life was held at The Oaks Camp and Conference Center , 18651 Pine Canyon Rd , Lake Hughes , CA on Saturday, December 18, 2004 . Cpl. Stewart was honorably awarded the Purple Heart, posthumously. He was given full military honors with rifle salute.
Local funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 29, 2004 , at First Presbyterian Church, Princeville. Rev. Harry Losey will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2004 , at First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Burial will follow in Princeville Cemetery , with full military honors with rifle salute accorded by the U.S. Marine Corps.
Memorial contributions may be made in the name of Ian Wesley Stewart to World Impact, 2001 South Vermont , Los Angeles , CA 90007 or Carenet Pregnancy Center , 1110 W. L-12, Suite 1B , Lancaster , CA 93534 .
Hammitt-Hott Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
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