In Memory

Bob Lewis

Bob Lewis

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11/07/10 09:43 AM #1    

Dorothy Ann Perry (Kennedy)

Services for Robert Richard Lewis, 51, of Springville, Utah, who died April 24, 1999, in Payson, Utah, of Diabetes complications, will be conducted Thursday, April 29, at 11 a.m. at the Hobble Creek LDS Stake Center in Springville.  Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born October 28, 1947, in Rexburg to Rulon Lewis and Leila Richards Lewis.  he attended school in Rexburg where he graduated from Madison High School.  He attended Ricks College and later graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a dual major in social work and special education.  He received his teaching certification in elementary education and special education.

He married Linda Jones of Anaheim, California, December 18, 1976, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  He was a dedicated and loving father and an example to his children.

He is an Eagle Scout and has worked in many capacities with the Boy Scouts.  He high school he ran track and played the trumpet in the school band.  He was a certified scuba diver, enjoyed reading and was an avid sports fan.  he served as a delegate to the Democratic Convention, was a member of the Utah High School Activities Association and served on the Art City Days and World Fold Fest committees as director of concessions.  He is a certified referee and umpire.

He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.  He was a home teacher and had served in the Sunday School presidency. He taught special education for 15 years in the Nebo School District. 

Those who knew him during the past 15 months, knew of the struggles with his health and were amazed at his positive attitude toward the hemo-dialysis treatments he had been receiving three times a week.

Survivors include his wife of Springville; his children: Matthew Lewis serving in the Guatamala South LDS Church Mission, Michael Lewis, Rachelle "Shelley" Lewis, and Heather Lewis, all of Springville; his mother, Leila Richards Lewis of Scottsdale, Arizona, and brother, Michael Lewis of Providence, Utah.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother.


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