Mary H. Lewis, formerly of Columbia, passed away February 22 in Wheat Ridge, CO. She was born in Lead, SD to Frank A. and Bertha Woodworth Henderson and 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. There she met her future husband, Dr. Ray Blaine Lewis. They were married September 5, 1942. After serving in Panama during WWII, the Lewis’s made their home in Booneville, MO then Columbia, MO. They moved to Wyoming in 1981.
Mary loved fishing, hiking, reading, and crosswords. She stitched beautifully detailed counted cross stitch needlework. Mary and her husband were lifelong Chicago Cubs fans.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ray, her brother Dr. John W. Henderson, and her two daughters, Mary Katherine and Nancy Jean. She is survived by her sons, Ray H. (Bud) Lewis (Peggy) of Tulsa, OK, Robert A. Lewis (Pegg) of Springfield, MO, John W. (Bill) Lewis (Jill) of Westminster, CO and James E. (Jim) Lewis (Lois) of St. Louis, MO., 15 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. There was a cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.