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David E. Lewis


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David E. Lewis Obituary
Lewis, David E.

October 18, 1933 - October 3, 2013

David E. Lewis, known as Dave by friends and loved ones, was born in Athens, Ohio, the only child of Everett and Chloe Lewis. He attended Ohio University on a scholarship, and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1956. After college, he served as an officer in the United States Air Force. Dave married his college sweetheart Patty Bowsher and began working with RCA in Camden New Jersey. They moved to California and had two children: Brian and Deanna. After Patty passed away, Dave met and fell in love with Yvonne Paquette (a widow with three of her own children) and they married in 1978, joining their two families into one. Dave started working at Odetics in 1975 and served as the Vice President of Commercial Products before finally retiring in 1998. Soon thereafter he joined the Elk's Lodge of Garden Grove and began a new set of adventures with Yvonne and the Elk Enders. Dave and Yvonne traveled the entire country in their RV and they greatly enjoyed many weekend Elk Ender trips and functions where Dave acted as the group's unofficial photographer. Dave leaves behind a legacy of service, support and love for his friends and family. He will always be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, proud grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne; children, Debra, Lori, Brian, Deanna and Sandi; grandchildren, Jared Meadows, Erin Sadler, Kerry John, Sarah Juptner, Jennifer Juptner, Kevin James, Scott Lewis, Dan James, Andy Lewis, Matt James and Derick Juptner; and great grandson, Benjamin Sadler.

A Celebration of Dave's Life will be held at: Kindred Community Church, 8712 E Santa Ana Canyon Road, Anaheim Hills, CA, 92806 on October 9, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. Elks Memorial Service & Reception Immediately Following, Garden Grove Elks Lodge 1942, 11551 Trask Avenue, Garden Grove, CA on October 9, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. SHANNON-BRYAN MORTUARY


Published in Orange County Register on Oct. 8, 2013
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