Fredrick W. Stewart
Fredrick W. Stewart
Born December 22, 1959 in Winnemucca, Nevada

Passed away September 23, 2019 in Paradise Valley, Nevada

Fred was the only child of Leslie and Marie Stewart. He was named for his paternal great grandfather Fredrich Wilhelm Stock, who founded the family’s 1864 Paradise Valley ranching operation now known as the Ninety-Six Ranch. Fred was the fourth generation of his family to steward the iconic Great Basin ranching operation. Fred grew up on the ranch, and started going out with wagon for spring and summer on the range at age five. He attended the two room Paradise Valley School through grade 8, and then transferred in to Lowry High School. While a Lowry Buckaroo, Fred was an honor student who represented Lowry at Boy’s State, was a state champion shot putter, played football and earned a full athletic scholarship to Boise State University. He was a standout defensive end for the Boise State Broncos. After BSU, Fred attended Wyo Tech and completed their doctor of motors program. Fred loved fast cars and built three dragsters from gas through Top Alcohol. He was also a student of history and enjoyed collecting firearms. He loved music and was a huge fan of AC-DC. In recent years he taught himself to play guitar and regaled his family with his rockin versions of his favorite AC-DC tunes as well as his favorite old western songs. Fred married his wife Kris in 1993, and in 1997, they welcomed daughter Patrice Marie. Fred, Kris and Patrice worked the ranch along with Fred’s parents Leslie and Marie. Fred’s greatest hero, his dad Les, passed in 2006, and his beloved mom in 2018. Kris and Fred carried on running the ranch themselves and have enjoyed following Patrice throughout her junior, high school, college and pro-rodeo careers. Fred and Patrice also team roped together at rodeos like the Jordan Valley Big Loop. Fred was a volunteer fireman for over 25 years, a member of the County game board for over 20 years, a founding director of the Humboldt River Basin Water Authority, a director of the Buckaroo Hall of Fame as well as the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association. Fred is survived by his wife of 26 years, Kris, daughter Patrice, sisters Debbie Stewart and Darlene Root (Frank), cousins Chris DeYoung(Joel) and Tim DeYoung(Leslie), mother in law Barbara Cook, sister in law Kelley Bell(Tom Donaldson), brother in law Dan Bell(Theresa), Brother in law Joe Cook(Jill), nephews Shane Bell, Brad Kaser, Frank, John and Jake Root, nieces Carly Bell, Amber Farris, Jennie Miller and Lana Gallant. He also left behind a lifetime of wonderful friends. Donations in his memory are welcome at Paradise Valley Building Fund, care of Gary Echevarria, Paradise Valley NV 89426, the Cowboy Christian Fellowship, care of Wade Black, Treasure Valley Community College, 650 College Blvd, Ontario, Oregon 97914. Kris and Patrice wish to acknowledge the friendship, kindness and compassion of Shouping Li, MD and PHd and Dietrich Von Feldmann, MD.

Our love and faith remain stronger than our grief. We wholeheartedly believe that the greatest tribute to Fred’s memory is gratitude for the lifetime of memories we share. We live in the surety of faith in our loving, living Savior that we will be together again. 

“He’s still out there riding fences

Still makes his living with his rope

As long as there’s a sunset

He’ll keep riding for the brand

You just can’t see him from the road”

 — Chris Ledoux

Fred’s services will be this Saturday, September 28th, 11 am at the Ninety-Six Ranch in Paradise Valley, Nevada. Potluck Dinner to follow at the Paradise Valley Park. Dishes should be marked and can be delivered to the park prior to the graveside service. Wade Black leading services.