Troy Hegstad Stewart, aka “Heggie,” “Troyboy,” or “Cabana Boy,” 59, of Baker City, Oregon, passed away on November 8, 2021, at his residence. A memorial service will be held on December 10, 2021, at the St. Francis de Sales Cathedral in Baker City, Oregon, beginning at 11:00 AM. Military honors will be held at a later date in Palmer, Alaska.
On April 14, 1962, Troy was born in Palmer, Alaska, to Georgia (Small) and Bert Stewart. He attended Hoonah High School, graduating in 1980. After high school, he attended the University of Fairbanks for one year.
He met Lori Anderson at a movie theatre she worked at in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1983. On one of their first dates, Lori told Troy she always wanted to see Alaska. Troy and Lori married on October 24, 1984; at the time, they were living in a small apartment in Anchorage, Alaska, nicknamed by Lori as “Stewart’s Loft.”
On September 24, 1985, Troy and Lori became the proud parents of their first child Travis. Eventually, they moved to Juneau, Alaska, where Troy learned to craft dental crowns from Roger Stidolph. Troy decided he loved what he was doing, so he decided to join the military to obtain more training through the Army. He worked at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C., from March 1987 to June 1991. During this time, Lori and Troy welcomed another baby boy on March 24, 1989, they named him Shane, and their family was complete!
God eventually led the family to Baker City, Oregon, where Troy was self-employed, owning Classic Crown & Bridge. Thanks to Dr. Whitnah, he was able to do his work out of his office. Troy later sold the business and went back to school in Tacoma, Washington, to become a denturist. He then started Blue Mountain Denture Center.
Troy was involved with the Elks, Knights of Columbus, St. Francis de Sales Cathedral and helped start the Quarterback Club. The Stewart family has also been involved with CASA; Troy and Lori have had many foster grandkids through the years and have been affectionately called “Lola” & “Poopa” by them.
He loved meeting new people, making up stories, socializing, and he was always guaranteed to make new friends. The family would like to thank this community for all your love, prayers, and support.
Troy is survived by his wife, Lori Stewart of Baker City, Oregon; his sons Travis (Amanda) Stewart of Baker City, Oregon, and Shane Stewart of Friday Harbor, Washington. He is also survived by one granddaughter, Peyton.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Georgia (Small) Stewart.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to any of the following organizations: Baker Elks Lodge #338, Knights of Columbus, Baker Quarterback Club, or CASA, by sending a check made out to the organization to Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel at 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.