Cecil Mae Lewis, 86, died Sept. 16, 2008, at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. She was born May 13, 1922, and lived all her life in the Bozeman area.
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Her parents were John M. and Myrtle (Mitchell) Puckett. She was the youngest of seven children: Raymond Puckett, Max Puckett, Helen Blasic, Mildred Pasha, Ruth Benson and Jean Kessler.
She attended school in Bozeman. She worked for Richardson's Candy Store and Restaurant and then married Jack B. Lewis on April 10, 1947, in Billings. They had two children, Richard Lewis and Connie Lewis.
Cecil was primarily a homemaker, wife and mother. She worked later for many years at the Bungalow Drug Store, where she always warmly welcomed the people of Bozeman. She loved to swim, dance and knit and in later years, to walk around her neighborhood.
Cecil is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jack, who died in 2000 after 52 years of marriage.
She is survived by her son and daughter in-law, Richard and Margaret Gay Lewis of Milwaukie, Ore., and her two grandsons, Nicholas Lewis of Milwaukie, Ore., and Taylor Lewis of Anchorage, Alaska; and her daughter, Connie Jean Lewis of Bozeman. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at Unity Church of Bozeman, 1919 Fairway Ave., Bozeman.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Cecil's name to Bozeman Deaconess Hospice, 915 Highland Blvd., Bozeman 59715.
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Sept. 23, 2008