Obituary - Laura Stewart - Class of 1945

Laura Stewart
Class of 1945

Ramona Sentinel

© Published on Feb. 9, 2017

Laura Stewart

Laura Stewart Laura Dorothy Fontaine
November 28, 1926 - January 14, 2017

Laura Dorothy Fontaine, 90, passed away in Poway, on January 14, 2017. Born November 28, 1926, to Roy and Dorothy Stewart in Oakland and was raised there along with sister, Janice.

Upon graduation from Oakland High in 1944 [sic], she enjoyed working in San Francisco and making happy memories vacationing in Pinecrest. Her first husband was Ken Paulovich, a nuclear engineer and together they had 2 daughters. They enjoyed many outdoor activities and entertaining while living in Walla Walla and San Jose. Following their divorce, Laura married Bob Fontaine, a professional baseball scout. The new family included "his" children: Sandy, Bobby and Ricky and "hers": Carol and Nancy. Eventually, their "ours" daughter Lori, was added although the older kids wanted a boat instead.

Laura StewartIn 1969 the family left San Jose for San Diego when Bob became scouting director/VP for the Padres. Bob and Laura had many fun years at Jack Murphy Stadium, spring training in Yuma and sneaking the kids into hotel rooms while visiting everywhere from Alaska to Mexico. Laura was equally comfortable attending her daughter's Morgan horse shows as she was with the rich and famous in the baseball world.

Upon Bob's death in 1995, Laura moved to SDCE and was a member of Ramona's Valley Club and Episcopal Church. She found great joy just being grandma to her grandkids: Ryan, Brock, Kyle, Brent and Alise and encouraged their visits with bribes of swimming, money and mac n' cheese!

Laura spent the last 10 years at Gateway Gardens in Poway. There, she enjoyed family visits, casino trips and bingo. Staff became like her second family and all agree that room 134 will never be the same without her smiling face. Much thanks to Gateway and Elizabeth Hospice for their support and comfort during the final leg of her journey. Mom you are already missed and will be forever loved. Love, Carol (Ron) Santos, Nancy (Rick) Jordan and Lori (Alan) Geber.

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