Adeline Jessie (Hustad) Lewis age 98, died peacefully on Dec. 18, 2012. She was born in Vesta, Minn. and was married for 33 years to Rev. L. Floyd Lewis.
As a young woman, Adeline obtained her Teaching Certificate from a Minnesota Normal School. Many years later as an adult, she earned a BA from the University of Missouri - Kansas City and an MA in Education from Seattle Pacific University.
Adeline taught 3rd grade in Fontana, CA in the 1950's, and served as a substitute teacher in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Kansas City, Kansas in the 1960's. She also taught 8th grade at Kirkland Junior High from the mid-1960's to 1980, where she was a reading specialist, and served as the coordinator of the English curriculum. Adeline provided major assistance to her daughter for the development of the Irlen Center Northwest, offering assessment and treatment of learning problems.
Adeline worked beside her husband in support of his ministry in the Lutheran Church which took them to Minnesota, Utah, California, Alberta, Kansas, and Washington. Adeline was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Bellevue, Washington for the past 50 years.
Adeline was a charter member of the Bellevue branch of Self-Help for the Hard of Hearing (SHHH), and helped in its establishment and early development.
Adeline was the Vice-President of her high school class, and enthusiastically planned, organized, and attended class reunions for 77 years.
Adeline is survived by her two sisters Yvonne Peters of Mill Valley, CA and Mavis Boyle (Don) of Phoenix, Arizona; her three children Bonnie McClees of Issaquah, WA, Kirstie Lewis (Peter Sugarman) of Bellevue, WA, and L. Floyd Lewis (Kathryn Schetzer) of Bellingham, WA., her two grandchildren, Johanna Phillips (Eben) of Mill Creek, WA, and Jason Sugarman of Bellevue, WA; and her two great-grandchildren Edison and Charlotte Phillips. She is also survived by her in-laws Evelyn Larson of Alexandria, Minn., Avis Larson of Parkers Prairie, Minn., Leonard Velander of Alexandria, Minn., and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.
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Published in The Seattle Times from Dec. 21 to Dec. 22, 2012