LEWIS, Linda Patricia|
Linda Patricia Lewis, 62, of Austin Texas, joined her precious father in Heaven on April 12, 2014. She was born on September 27, 1951, in Corpus Christi, Texas to Donald Dewitt Lewis and Betty Sidwell Lewis.
Over the years Linda resided at Austin State School, The Center in Houston, The Ranch at Marbridge and lastly, The Plaza at Querencia.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Linda enjoyed listening and dancing to Elvis Presley, going out to eat at Whataburger, planning her next birthday party, swimming and bowling, but especially loved spending time with her family and close friends. In her earlier years, Linda was also an active participant in Special Olympics. She worked in the workshop both at Austin State School and The Center in Houston, but would have been a perfect tester for the Velcro lab. Every stranger she met became a new friend whose birthday she could put on her calendar. God sent an angel to teach us so many things. Unconditional love, compassion, honesty, and caring were only a few of the lessons she taught us. She was truly a special person in every sense of the word and she will be greatly missed by everyone.
She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Dewitt Lewis. She is survived by her mother, Betty Sidwell Lewis, sisters Lauren Lewis Conder and husband Charles of Austin, and Lisa Lewis Harrington and husband Craig of Cleburne. She lovingly leaves behind her nieces, Clayton Conder, Cameron Conder Hudson and husband Robby, Blair Conder, Bailey Harrington, Blayne Harrington and her nephew Bryce Harrington.
A private funeral service for the family will be held for Linda with a celebration of life to follow in the future.
A special thank you to Linda's wonderful caregivers, Louise Talley, Cheryl Rabb, Haydee Hermoso and Melody Hall who enriched her life and ours. We will be forever grateful for your loving and unending care for her.
Our hearts are heavy but full with the wonderful memories our sweet Linda brought to our lives. She will live on in the wonderful stories everyone that she has met shares with us. Thank you for being a part of her life.
Memorials may be made to either Special Olympics at www.specialolympics.org or The Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas at www.dsact.com in Linda's name.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.wcfish.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Apr. 15 to Apr. 17, 2014