Edna Alice Lewis, 94, Boise

     Edna Alice Lewis, 94, of Boise, was called home by her Lord Jesus, Saturday, March 10, 2012. She was born Oct. 14, 1917, in Upton, N.M., to Levi Richard Jones (Bud) and Anna Marie Miller. Edna was the oldest of eight children and spent her childhood years in New Mexico, Texas and California. She graduated from Poly High in Riverside, Calif.
     In the depth of the Depression in 1936, she married Wayne Curtis Lewis and their marriage lasted 64 years. Edna was a hardworking, humble lady all her life; for example, she worked the swing shift as (Rosie the Riveter) during World War II. All the while raising her two sons with Wayne in the U.S. Army in Europe. Her job was to assemble aircraft instruments for the war effort.
     Edna loved gardening, canning, cooking and going hunting and camping with her family. She and Dad loved the mountains of Weaverville, Calif., for 33 years, until they moved in 1998 back to Orofino, Wayne's birth place.
     Edna lost Wayne in 2001, and in 2011 she moved to Boise to be near some of her family. She was a huge BSU Bronco fan and was so excited to step on the (blue) with her grandson, the Bronco chaplain. Edna's friendship to all was very contagious and she will be missed by all who knew her, who she regarded as VIPs.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne; mother Anna; father Bud; sisters Rachel and Marie; brothers Gerald and Levi (Lee); and three grandchildren, Angel, Larry and Carrie Lewis. Edna is survived by her brother; two sisters; son; many grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-granchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
     There will be a visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel of Orofino. Following visitation, Edna will be buried alongside her husband at 11 a.m. at a graveside service at the Orofino Riverside Cemetery. There will be a second memorial service at 10 a.m. March 26 at Grace Assisted Living in Boise.
     The family would like to thank the caregivers at Brookside in Orofino, Grace Assisted Living in Boise, and St. Luke's Hospice in Boise for their wonderful care. Especially the St. Luke's Hospice chaplain.
Lewiston Tribune, March 15, 2012, p. 5D
Transcribed by Jill Leonard Nock

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