Stewart Arthur Deem

b. 9 July 1915, d. 10 November 2010

Father*Washington Lafayette Deem b. 10 Mar 1872, d. 12 Jun 1960
Mother*Frances Holland b. 31 Oct 1870, d. 5 Apr 1937
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Birth*Stewart Arthur Deem was born on 9 July 1915 at Chesterville, Wood County, WV.1 
Marriage*He married Oda Belle Burdette on 1 July 1939 at Greenup, KY. 
Death*Stewart Arthur Deem died on 10 November 2010 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Chesapeake, VA, at age 95.1 
Obituary*His obituary published on 12 November 2010 at Parkersburg News, Parkersburg, Wood County, WV; Stewart Arthur Deem, 95, passed away on Nov. 10, 2010, with friends and loved ones by his side at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.

He was born on July 9, 1915 and was fond of saying "I'm ninety-five plus."

A native of Mineral Wells, W.Va., he was the son of the late Washington L. and Frances Holland Deem. He is also predeceased by five brothers, six sisters and stepmother, Roxie Deem.

He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Oda Burdette Deem; half-brother, Basil Deem of California; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Deem retired from the U.S. Government Naval Rework Facility, NAS after 34 years. He enjoyed gardening and sharing his vegetables with neighbors and friends. He loved animals and loved raising goats and pigs for some time. His furry white poodle, Sunday, will miss him. He was a member of Deep Creek Baptist Church and active Mason for 62 years. Mr. Deem was a past Master of Naomi Lodge #87; past Commander Grice Commandery #16; past High Priest of Royal Arch Chapter #1; past Patron Westminister Chapter #99, OES; District Instructor of work 35A for 53 years; and past District Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Virginia 35A. He also held Honorary Membership in Ruth Lodge, Charles T. Morton Lodge, and Victory Daylight Lodge.

Mr. Deem was a vivacious people person, who particularly enjoyed visiting with his friends over the past few months.

A special thanks to the staff and doctors of Chesapeake Regional Medical Center for their excellent care and compassion they showed him during the past few weeks.

A service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Norfolk Masonic Temple, 7001 Granby St., Norfolk, Va., officiated by the Rev. Larry Ryals. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park in the Masonic Garden.

Donations may be made to Deep Creek Baptist Church Building Fund or the Grand Lodge of Virginia, Richmond, Va.1
Burial*He was buried on 13 November 2010 at Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach, VA.1 


Oda Belle Burdette b. unknown, d. unknown

Last Edited12 Nov 2010


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