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Portrait of Stewart Winston Mark

In Memoriam

Stewart Winston Mark

February 18, 1915 ~ August 3, 1993

Obituary published in The Oklahoman, August 5, 1993

Stewart Winston Mark, of Oklahoma City, died August 3, 1993, following a long illness. He was born February 18, 1915 to Gertrude and Raymond Mark in Swayzee, Indiana. He moved to Oklahoma City and later graduated from Classen High School. Thereafter he attended the University of Oklahoma where he was a member and treasurer of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. While at O.U. he won the Dad’s Day Award for the Outstanding Male Student in 1936 and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated in 1937 from O.U. and in 1939 from the O.U. College of Law. At Law School, he was a member of Phi Delta Phi and the Order of the Coif, and he finished first in his class. 

In 1939, he married Ruth Eleanor Grimes of Oklahoma City. They had two children, Mary Anne Malone of Oklahoma City and Stephen Stewart Mark of Dallas, Texas. 

During World War II he served in Military Intelligence. From 1950 to 1958 he lived in Tulsa where he worked for Gulf Oil Corporation in the legal department. In 1958 he moved back to Oklahoma City where he was a senior partner of the McAfee & Taft law firm until he retired in 1990. He was a member of the Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and American Bar Associations. He was President of the Oklahoma County Bar in 1973, President of the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club in 1966, Oklahoma Editor of the Oil & Gas Reporter 1961-65. He was a Fellow of the American Bar Association, a Trustee of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation 1978-83, and a member of the University of Oklahoma Associates. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Eleanor, and a grandson, Peter Mark of Dallas. In addition to his two children, he is survived by two grandsons, Mark Malone of Fort Worth, Texas, and George Malone of Palo Alto, California. 

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 127 N.W. 7th, Oklahoma City, Ok 73102 or the McAfee Professorship of Law, the University of Oklahoma Foundation, 100 Timberdell Road, Norman, Ok 73019. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral on Friday, August 6th at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery. 

Note: Grandson Mark Malone, formerly of Fort Worth, TX, has been a tax attorney with McAfee & Taft since 2002.