Judy Lewis, 66Published 7:02pm Thursday, August 2, 2012
Judy Lewis, 66
Born: Aug. 14, 1945
Died: July 31, 2012
Judy Darlene Lewis, 66, of Edwardsburg, passed to her rest July 31, 2012. Judy fought a courageous battle with cancer, and passed at Greencroft Healthcare Center of Goshen.
Judy was born in Goshen on Aug. 14, 1945, to Melvin and Ida Pontius.
She attended Kessington School in Union and Constantine High School. Judy was a homemaker and retired administrative assistant.
Judy was the beloved wife of Roger Lewis for more than 38 years. Judy will be forever remembered by her five children, Mary Parks (Lee Fraley) of Riverside, Calif., Melanie Parks of DeKalb, Ill., Barbara Bute (Garth Bute) of Elkhart, Jason Lewis (Christina Lewis) of Elkhart and James Lewis (Teresa Lewis) of Niles; caring nephews, Mike Pontius (Pam Pontius) and Tom Pontius (Penny Pontius); treasured grandchildren, Jessica, Ashley, Haleigh, Hunter, Sarah, Hannah, Owen, Wyatt and Weston; and countless family and friends who were blessed to know her.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents; loving brother, Glenn Pontius; and first husband, Charles Parks.
Judy loved to listen to country music, working outside in the garden, sewing and crafts and cooking for her large family. Judy was a Girl Scout leader, softball coach with Edwardsburg Little League and 14-year project leader with the Elkhart County Fair 4-H Happy Clovers. She shared her husband’s passion for motorsports and loved working with Reads Racing in North Webster. Judy touched the lives of many people with her smile and generosity, and maintained her sense of humor all the way to the end.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate the life of this amazing woman at Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home, 26863 W. Main St. (U.S. Highway 12), Edwardsburg, (269) 663-5345, on Friday, Aug. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. The Service of Remembrance will be Saturday, Aug. 4, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. There will be one hour of calling time before the service Saturday.
Judy had a special place in her heart for the Edwardsburg Branch of the Cass District Library, so in lieu of flowers, financial or book donations may be made to the Edwardsburg Branch.