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Stewart, Raymond R. (Raymond Riggs), 1910-1995


Biographical History

Raymond Riggs Stewart (1910-1995) was a businessman in Utah.

Raymond Riggs Stewart was born on August 5, 1910 in Provo, Utah to Scott Pease and Myrtle Maiben Stewart. He attended Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. He was known by many as the "Father of Skiing" in Utah County. He pioneered, designed, and constructed Timp Haven Ski Resort (now known as Sundance). He also taught skiing at local resorts and participated in ski races. Stewart organized the Civilian Defense Ski Corp for Mountain Rescue during World War II. Stewart was a member of the Wasatch Mountain Club and Timpanogos Mountain Club. He also enjoyed traveling and spent time in Mexico, Canada, Japan and Europe.

Stewart was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He married Ava Beckstrand on November 13, 1934 in the Salt Lake Temple, and they had four children. In his later years he and his wife served a mission for the Church in Manchester, England. Stewart died from Parkinson's disease on November 4, 1995 at his home in Orem, Utah.

Deseret news, Nov. 6, 1995: Raymond Riggs Stewart obituary (b. Aug. 5, 1910 in Provo, Utah; parents, Scott Pease and Myrtle Maiben Stewart; attended BYU and University of Utah; known as "father of skiing," constructed Timp Haven Ski Resort, known as Sundance now; taught skiing at Sundance and Snowbird; honored as founder of a ski resort in the 1940s Intermountain West; has a trail at Sundance named after him; featured by BYU; won many ski races; member of several clubs; organized Civilian Defense Ski Corp for Mountain Rescue; travelled; married Ava Beckstrand in 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah; member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; served mission to Manchester, England, with his wife; had four children; d. Nov. 4, 1995 from Parkinson's in Orem, Utah), via WWW, Apr. 2, 2013 (Raymond R. Stewart; Raymond Riggs Stewart; Raymond Stewart; b. 1910 in Provo, Utah; parents, Scott Pease Stewart and Myrtle Maiben; d. Nov. 4, 1995 in Orem, Utah)

Barbara Stewart Anderson collection, 1928-2011 (Raymond Riggs Stewart; m. 1934 to Ava Beckstrand; served mission to Mancester, England)

Before Sundance, c2001: t.p. (Ray Stewart, Raymond R. Stewart) 8th p. from end (Raymond Riggs Stewart; b. Aug. 5, 1910; d. Nov. 4, 1995)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Barbara Stewart Anderson collection on Raymond R. and Ava Beckstrand Stewart

Identifier: MSS 8176
Scope and Contents Collection contains scrapbooks, journals, biographical works, and other materials collected by Anderson about her parents, Raymond R. and Ava Beckstrand Stewart. Includes information about the Stewart family, her parents' service as Mormon missionaries in England, and the development and operation of Timp Haven Lodge. Materials date from between 1928 and 2011. Also contains family scrapbooks of her grandparents Scott Pease Stewart, Myrtle Maiben, Heber William Beckstrand, and Mary Elizabeth...
Dates: 1928-2011