Mary H. Lewis

Mar 5, 2014 Staff

Mary H. Lewis, recently of Riverton, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Wheat Ridge, Colo. She was 94 years old.

Cremation has taken place.

Mary Henderson Lewis was born June 20, 1919, in Lead, S.D., the daughter of Frank A. and Bertha Woodworth Henderson. She was raised in the Los Angeles area.

She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Occidental College in 1940. She received a medical technology certificate from Northwestern University in Chicago. While there she met her future husband, Dr. Ray Blaine Lewis. They married Sept. 5, 1942.

After serving in Panama during World War II, the Lewises made their home in Booneville, Mo., then Columbia, Mo. They moved to Wyoming in 1981, living first in Lander, then Dubois where they built a passive solar home. They retired in Riverton.

Her family said she loved fishing, hiking, reading and solving crossword puzzles. She stitched beautifully detailed counted cross stitch needlework. She and her husband were lifelong Chicago Cubs fans.

She is survived by her sons, Ray H. "Bud" Lewis (Peggy) of Tulsa, Okla., Robert A. Lewis (Pegg) of Springfield, Mo., John W. "Bill" Lewis (Jill) of Westminster, Colo., and James E. "Jim" Lewis (Lois) of St. Louis; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray; brother Dr. John W. Henderson; and daughters Mary Katherine and Nancy Jean.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor's choosing.

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