Elizabeth Lynn (Beth) Stuart, 56, of Phoenix, AZ (formerly of Manchester, CT), passed away on March 28, 2019 surrounded by her loving family in Phoenix. A Funeral Mass will be held at The Church of the Assumption, on April 27, 2019 at 11 a.m.
Beth was born on December 20, 1962 in Buffalo, NY, daughter of Esther (Umansky) Stuart of Vernon, CT and George E. Stuart of Phoenix, AZ. For most of her adult life Beth excelled as an executive account travel manager to VIP corporate clients. She was very well-respected in the industry, frequently being specifically requested to handle travel for numerous CEOs and CFOs of highly-prestigious corporations.
Beth had many hobbies but her passions were enjoying the ocean and gardening. She also delighted in antiquing and cooking. Her greatest passions, however, were spending time with her family and returning to visit her Mom and extended family in New England to enjoy the fall season. She had a zany sense of humor and could often lift anyone’s spirits with a wacky pun or silly witticism. Beth cared deeply about family and friends in her life. Beth also had a heart of gold and she touched many people in her life. When her daughter was a teenager, Beth wanted to provide an opportunity for future success by enrolling Meghann in a private Catholic school. Beth worked solely to ensure her daughter received an excellent education. Beth was involved in many charities at that time, as well as teaching Catechism at their church.
Besides her parents, Esther and George, Beth is survived by her daughter Meghann Stuart Woods and her husband Aaron C. Woods of Phoenix, AZ; four siblings, Kathy Stuart Dobson, Sharon M. Stuart, Nancy G. Stuart, and Edward G. Stuart; her niece, Kristen M. Kelleher, her nephews, James C. Stuart, River Stuart, Malakai Stuart, her adored great-nieces, Gabrielle Carroll and Amelia Carroll, and numerous beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Beth is preceded in death by her brother, James Edward Stuart, her brother-in-law, Michael G. Dobson, and her dear aunts, Cynthia S. Smith and June U. Barrile.