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ACU Remembers: Debbie Stewart

Debbie Jean Stewart, an Abilene Christian University staff member for 13 years, died May 24, 2020, in Abilene, Texas, at age 61. 

A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, May 29, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the Minda Street Church of Christ (701 Minda Street, Abilene, Texas 79602).

Stewart was born Sept. 6, 1958, in Valley Park, Missouri. She served as public information officer and recruiter at Kenai Peninsula Borough School District in Soldotna, Alaska, before joining ACU’s staff. Debbie graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Applied Studies degree from Abilene Christian, where her service spanned roles in The ACU Foundation, Student Life and University Access Programs from 2007-19.

She enjoyed traveling with her husband, Dr. Sam Stewart, ACU associate professor of teacher education, especially in recent years with students in China, South America and Europe.

She was preceded in death by her father, Sam Waller; and a grandson, Taylor Evans. 

Among survivors are her husband, Sam; daughters Samantha Evans, Candi Hammett and Jennifer Shane; her mother, Faye Williams; brothers Gary Waller, Stan Waller and Sammy Waller; and four grandchildren.

— Ron Hadfield

May 27, 2020

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