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Lewis, Robert – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon

Robert Lewis, 74, a longtime Baker City resident, died Feb. 7, 2002, at Evergreen Vista Health Center at La Grande.

There was a private family memorial service on Feb. 11 at Gray’s West & Co. The Rev. Rob Irwin of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral officiated. There will be a memorial service in Portland later.

Bob was born on Dec. 1, 1927, at Portland to Walter and Verna Lewis. After graduating from Portland High School in 1946, he joined the U.S. Navy. He served in the occupation forces at Tokyo for two years.

Bob returned home and married Frankie C. Kelley at Stevenson, Wash., on May 31, 1948. He worked as a lab analyst for Portland Gas Co.

In 1958, he was accepted as a state police officer and worked for the department for about 10 years. He retired in 1984 as an investigator for Scott Wetzel, a risk management company. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing and many camping trips with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Frankie; sons and their spouses, Kurt and Connie Lewis of Baker City, and Michael and Linda Lewis of Haverhill, Mass.; a daughter, Peggy Colice Lewis of Baker City; a sister, Linda Williams of Ontario; grandchildren, Dyana Lewis of Welches, Katelyn and Monica Lewis of Haverhill, Mass., Ben Kammerer of Baker City and Jason Lewis of Gresham; a great-granddaughter, Zetta Lewis; nieces, Bobby Jo May of Ontario and Crissy Caswell of Newberg; a great-nephew, Jacob May of Ontario; and great-niece, Jessica Caswell of Newberg; and cousins, Fran Parrot of Portland and Louise Newdahl of Gold Beach.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 22, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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