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“On behalf of the Albuquerque Antique and Modern Doll Club, of which Prudy was a cherished member, we are so saddened by her passing and send our...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Jolene Vandolah - Santa Fe, NM

“To my one and only "Aunt Beauty" with that stunning matinee idol face and sneaky grin. With a heart as big as the world she was there for me when my...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Kelly Nelson - Los Angeles, CA

“To all the lovely, accomplished family members of Mrs. and Mr. Prudy and Lt. Colonel David Stewart and specifically to Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Stewart...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Mrs. Tricia Hiser Scheideman - NM

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. As you all know, Prudy was an amazing woman. I am honored to have met and become friends with such a...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Meredith Stokes - Dallas, TX

“Dear Stewart Family, We are both so very sorry to learn of your mother's passing. She was such a warm, caring and a so very special person. Joe...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Joe and Valerie Trujillo - NM

“The membership of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Alumnae Panhellenic (AMAP) wishes to express our sympathy to all the members of her wonderful family. ...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Alma Baldwin Sanderson - NM

“I will always remember Prudy from the Rio Grande Kennel Club. She and I did the shows together in May and sat on the board of the Club. I will miss...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Ruth Davis - Placitas,, NM

“Prudy was a great gift to us as she gave "Jacque" one of her rescue dogs to us.. We will always remember her sweet and gentle ways and how caring...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Bertha and Jay Warner - NM

“Prudy was always such a sweet and loving presence at the Antique Connection and I will miss her. Blessings to all her family of whom she always spoke...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Peggy Andreas - Albuquerque, NM

“For all of the people who knew Prudy, we can all agree she had very gentle soul and never had a bad word about anyone. She will be missed by so many...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Patricia Messimer-Thorn - NM

“Stewart Family, Our condolences and deepest sympathys go out to you and yours. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless Johnny &Carla ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Johnny &Carla Franco - NM

“On behalf of the French Family of Companies we express our deepest condolences. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Richard Stewart - Albuquerque, NM


Prudence Allyn McCracken Stewart died Thursday, November 3, 2011. She was known to her family and friends as "Prudy". She was born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in Manhattan, Kansas. Prudy attended Kansas State University where she was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. It was there that she met her husband David, who was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. She became a devoted military officers' wife, traveled the world and raised seven children. Prudy was preceded in death by her parents Sydney Allyn and Clara Dalphin McCracken; her husband of 55 years, Lieutenant Colonel David Toups Stewart Sr., US Army Retired; sister, Nancy Byrne McCracken Hentel and precious granddaughter Courtney Frances Stewart. Prudy is survived by her daughters Cydney Clare Stewart MD, husband David Allen Hovda, PhD, of Woodland Hills, CA; Kimberly Stewart Feldman, EdD, husband Eldon A.T. Feldman of Albuquerque; her five sons: David Toups Stewart Jr., MD, wife Gillian Knight Stewart of Tallahassee, Florida; Christopher Kevin Stewart, PGA Professional, of Albuquerque; Sean Allyn Stewart, wife Roxann Liccione Stewart, JD, of Albuquerque; Timothy Joseph McCracken Stewart, wife Judith Thibaut Stewart of Santa Fe and Patrick Porter Stewart, wife Allison Holmes Stewart of Albuquerque. Prudy is also survived by her grandchildren: David Toups Stewart III, Kevin Ian Stewart and Lesley Marie Stewart; nephew Kelly Edward Nelson and many close friends she thought of as part of her family. Prudy returned to college (sometimes attending class with her children) and earned a BA degree from the University of New Mexico. After retiring, Prudy became active in the raising and showing of pure bred dogs; where she attained many championship titles. Prudy was also known for her dog rescue work, placing many dogs in loving homes, and kept many unwanted dogs herself. She was a member and officer of the Rio Grande Kennel Club, member of the Military Officers Association of America and the Albuquerque Alumnae Panhellenic Association. Prudy was a beautiful woman who looked and acted young her whole life. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ, decorating, needlepoint, skiing, doll collecting, and playing bridge with her many special friends. A Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, November 8 at 6:00p.m. at French ~ University Chapel, 1111 Lomas Blvd. NE. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 9 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas Blvd., NE. In lieu of flowers, the Stewart family suggests contributions be made in her honor to the University of New Mexico Foundation for a scholarship in Arts and Sciences. The University of New Mexico Foundation, Two Woodward Ctr., 700 Lomas NE, Ste. 108, Albuquerque, NM 87102.