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LILLA IRVING LEWIS passed away peacefully at age 87 on February 5, 2014. Weighing less than 3 pounds at birth, she was the smallest baby to have survived at Riverside Community Hospital and was celebrated at hospital events as a young child. Lilla was a descendent of an early Riverside family as a granddaughter of William Irving and grand niece of Matthew Gage. She graduated from Riverside Poly High and received an AA degree from Riverside City College. She wed Peter M. Lewis, M.D. in 1947 and was married to him for 32 years. She was an active member of the Junior League, Town and Gown, and the Riverside Art Alliance. She was a terrific cook and loved her roses. Lilla is survived by her children, Susan (Marzalek), Peter, Mimi (Smith), and Michael, 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A private family celebration of her life will be held at a future date. Donations in her memory can be made to the Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Mar. 21, 2014
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