FOWLER – Wanda Claire Lewis, 90, died Monday, March 25, 2013, at the Lone Tree Retirement Center, Meade.
She was born June 23, 1922, to Francis and Helen (McCauley) Cope in Hess Township, rural Gray County.
She married Walter Loren Lewis June 21, 1943, at St. James-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in LaJolla, Calif. He died April 25, 1982.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Augustine Episcopal Church, Meade, and had attended the United Methodist Church in Fowler.
She was also a member of the Cimarron River Valley Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter and the American Legion Auxiliary as well as other local organizations.
She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, reading, baking, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by three sons, Richard Lewis, Manhattan, Ronald Lewis, rural Fowler, and Kyle Lewis, Fowler; one daughter, Shelley Cherry, Urbandale, Iowa; one sister, Ellen Verell, rural Meade; nine grandchildren, Ashley Freeman, Lindsey Quinn, Michael McKinley, Cheri Leone, Todd Lewis, Sarah Lewis-Finke, Laura H. Lewis, Allison Friedrich and Angela Harris; 15 great-grandchildren, Evelyn Freeman, Lyda Freeman, Andrew Quinn, Collin McKinley, Aiden McKinley, Chace Leone, Elizabeth Lewis, Bailey Lewis, Bristol Lewis, Taylor Finke, Nick Finke, Tristin Lewis Dierking, Kennison Friedrich, Colton Friedrich and Cerise Friedrich; and one sister-in-law, Sammy Cope, Liberal.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, stepfather, William J. Merkle, and one brother, Wayne Cope.
o Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church, Meade.
Private burial will take place at the Fowler Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Cimarron River Valley Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter Scholarship Fund in care of Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary of Meade.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerorme bachmanmortuary.com.