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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