Donald Scott Stuart of Las Cruces passed away on July 6, 2018 at the age of 91. Don was born on January 22, 1927 in Amarillo Texas. As a young man he served honorably in the United States Army. Don’s love of learning earned him several degrees from NMSU including a Ph.D. in Educational Administration. After many years of dedicated service as a teacher, high school principal, and head of the State Board of Educational Finance department, Don retired from New Mexico Military Institute as Superintendent.
Don was an avid golfer and loved to play gin rummy with the love of his life, Bobbie Jean, with whom he spent 68 wonderful years. He will be missed by his three children, Scott Stuart (Tracie O’Hara), Donna Dean Stuart, and Sandy Jones Stuart, his three grandchildren, Jennifer Nelson (Zach Nelson), Brandon Stuart (Sharla Stuart), and Kelly Jameson (Josh Ybarvo), his four great grandchildren, Alex Nelson, Ava Stuart, Braydon Stuart, and Josephine Ybarvo, and his brother Randy Stuart (Sharron Stuart).
A celebration of life will be held for friends and family at Picacho Hills Country Club at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, July 18, 2018.