CALLIE LORENE STEWARD
Callie Lorene Steward, 89, passed away in Atlanta, Texas, on Dec. 30, 2019 and joined her precious savior and beloved husband. Funeral services will be at 12 p.m. on Jan. 9 at Lucas Funeral Home in Grapevine, Texas.
A 2:30 p.m. graveside service will follow at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, where she waill belaid to rest next to her beloved soldier boy. Visitation was on Jan. 8 from 6-8 p.m. Expressions of Sympathy may be made to the Humane Society of North Texas, 1840 East Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76103. Pallbearers included her son, Michael Steward; her son-in law, Michael Ganz; grandson, Dave Sessions; Rick Peterson, Adam Gillespie, and Brian Kane. Dr. Roger Sessions and Wilma Hardin will serve as honorary pallbearers. Callie was born to George and Vera Jesttes on Dec. 17, 1930, in Bivins, Texas. In 1949, she married the love of her life, William H. Steward, a combat veteran of World War II and the Korean War. After living in California, the couple moved home to Texas. Callie was a loving mother to three children. Callie and William moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth area in their golden years. She was a faithful servant to Christ and devoted caretaker for her veteran husband. She was a compassionate friend to the many stray animals she adopted. Callie’s late husband preceded her in death. Survivors include her sister, Nora Kieffer; her three children, Michael Steward and wife, Patricia, Linda Steward, Sherri Steward-Ganz and husband, Michael Ganz; two grandchildren, Dave Sessions; Karen Nettleton and husband, Steven Nettleton; one great-grandson, Austin Nettleton; and the many friends and family who loved her.