William (Bill) Leland Stuart
April 1, 1938 – June 17, 2021
William (Bill) Leland Stuart died peacefully of natural causes on June 17, 2021 in Anchorage, Alaska. Bill was born on April 1, 1938 in Burley, Idaho, to Thomas Leland Stuart and Dora Estella Stamper. In June 1957, he married the love of his life, Joy Dawn Brown, and they were married for 60 years until her death in 2017. Bill joined the Navy in 1961 and traveled to Memphis, San Francisco, and San Diego with his bride, and became very proud to serve his country in the 4 years he enlisted. He joined the Amalgamated Sugar Company in 1965 and worked there until he retired in 1999. In 1971, Bill and Joy welcomed their only daughter, Nichell Dawn, and in 2007, their only granddaughter, Emily Dawn, and became a very proud and devoted father and grandfather. Bill loved golf, fishing, woodworking, and was a huge John Wayne fan. He was very involved in the Elk’s and Moose’s Lodges in the Magic Valley area and contributed to many of the charities they supported.
He leaves behind his daughter Nichell (Nikki) Dawn Moore and granddaughter Emily Dawn Moore of Anchorage, Alaska; Brother Calvin McMillan of Vancouver, Washington; Sister-in-law Sherrall Hanks from Meridian, Idaho, Mary Stuart from Seeley Lake, Montana, and Phyllis McMillan from Vancouver, Washington; Brother-in-law Dellos Brown of Twin Falls, Idaho; and the many nieces, great nieces, cousins and myriad friends he had met all his life and whom he considered family.
In death Bill precede his parents Thomas and Dora; Wife, joy; Brother, Earl Clain Stuart; Sister Nancy McMillan Stapleman. The family would like to thank the Anchorage VA and JBER Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska for their incredible care for Bill and for all of the prayers and worries for us during this time. On October 16, 2021 there will be an open day at the Canyon Springs Golf Course in Twin Falls, Idaho, from 1 pm to 4 pm. Instead of flowers, please donate to your preferred charity on his behalf. “Remember who you are, what you stand for and what is most important in your life.” – James A. Murphy
Published by Magic Valley Times-News on October 10, 2021.