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Albuquerque Journal
Albuquerque, New Mexico

OBITUARY - DOROTHY (DORN) LEWIS

Dorothy D. LEWIS, 85, was blessed to pass away on Tuesday, June 9, 2009. Dorothy was born February 9, 1924 the daughter of Ralph and Merle DORN in Kellerton, Iowa. She was married to the love of her life, Elmer LEWIS, for 63 years. They moved to Albuquerque after World War II where they raised their four children.

Dorothy loved being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She played the piano and organ with a passion; loved flowers and gardening, reading, walking, cross word puzzles, and eating popcorn. We will miss her sweet smile. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Ellen LEWIS; and brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Mary DORN. She is survived by her husband, Elmer; son, Allen LEWIS and wife Carla ARAGON; daughters, Elaine LEWIS, and Karen FINCHER and husband Sam, all of Albuquerque; granddaughters, Erin DEUTSCH and husband Josh of Cincinnati, OH, Sarah GOLDER and husband Will, Jamie DOTSON and husband David, Katie LEWIS and husband Shea PUTNAM, all of Dallas, TX; great grandchildren, Alex DEUTSCH of Cincinnati, OH; Katherine Dani LAPSYS of Phoenix, AZ; brother, Edward DORN of El Cajon, CA; sister-in-law, Dorothy JACKSON of Des Moines, IA; brother-in-law, Delbert LEWIS of Bowie, MD; nephews, Curtis DORN of Wichita, KS, and Eric DORN of Phoenix, AZ.

The family wishes to thank Amber Care Hospice for their assistance and a special thanks to the workers and staff of the Rio Rancho Nursing Home for their competent and dignified care these last several years.

Cremation has taken place, a private memorial will be held by the family at a later time. Donations in Dorothy's name can be made to the Lasso the Moon Foundation, 5300 Goodwin Ave., Dallas, TX 75206. For those who wish, you may send condolences to the family at www.danielsfuneral.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124 (505) 892-9920.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2009

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