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Sammey Dale Lewis
Dec 19, 2013 - Staff
Sammey Dale Lewis, of Lander, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at his home. He was 75 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, in the Chapel of Hope at Hudson's Funeral Home in Lander. A carry-in gathering will be after the service at the Elks Lodge, 492 Lincoln St., Lander.
Sammey Dale Lewis was born in Clinton, Okla., the son of Edith Mae (Knight) and Samuel H. Lewis Jr.
In 1944, he moved with his family to Ceres, Calif. After graduating from Ceres High School in 1957, he went to work for the Defense Logistics Agency in Tracy, Calif., during which time he took a leave of absence to serve in the U.S. Army. After being honorably discharged from the service, he returned to work for the Defense Logistics Agency until he retired in 1993, after 33 years of service.
His family said he was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to travel with his wife, Darlene, and their grandchildren. They traveled extensively before settling in Lander in 1995 so he could live out his dream of hunting, fishing and living in Wyoming.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Darlene; daughters Karen Lewis of Lander, Beth Bentley (Bill) of Kingsport, Tenn., Shelley Stevenson (Jim) of Lander, and Amy Nichols (Tim) of Lander; son Dale Lewis (Jennette) of Lander; grandchildren Gary Tyler, Brandon Van Heeringen (Amanda), Jessica Nichols, James Stevenson, Hannah Callahan (Chris), Timmy Nichols, Bailey Lewis, Jacob Nichols, Eli Bentley and Xavier Stover; great-grandchildren Daren Whelan, Emily Tyler, Sam Tyler, Katy Van Heeringen, Jacob Van Heeringen, Jaiden Callahan and Levi Garrett; brother John H. Lewis (Betty) of Reno, Nev.; and numerous other beloved family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Valora Jean Bezanson.
Services are under the direction of Hudson's Funeral Home of Lander. An online guest book is available at www.HudsonsFuneralHome.com.