MCDONALD, Kan. -- Vance Charles Lewis, 82, died Thursday (Nov. 24, 2005) at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver, Colo.
He was born Feb. 3, 1923, in Healy, Kan., to Roy A. and Myra (Kyle) Lewis. He attended grade school in Galotea, Colo., and graduated from Haswell High School in Haswell, Colo. He attended business college in Denver.
He served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in San Diego, Calif.
He married Betty Pickett of Sept. 18, 1949.
He was a bulk plant manager and worked for Riggle Oil Company in Grand Junction, Colo.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother in infancy.
Survivors include his wife, Betty of McDonald; three children, Thad and wife, Donna of Orcutt, Calif., Jay and wife, Patsy of Pasco, Wash., and Claudia Foster and husband, Roger of Grand Junction; three brothers, Omer Lewis of Tribune, Kan., Rex Lewis and wife, Mary of Las Animos, Colo., and Hal Lewis of Carson City, Nev.; three sisters, Vera Agee of Salinas, Calif., Bonnie Schren of Kalispell, Mont., and Avis Thomas and husband, Owen of Millsap, Texas; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Services will be Thursday, 10 a.m., at the Federated Church in McDonald with the Rev. Greg Moyer officiating. Interment will be in the Grace Cemetery in McDonald.
Visitation will be Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., at Williams Funeral Home in Atwood and Thursday, 9 a.m., at the church.
Memorials are being accepted in his name.
Williams Funeral Home of Atwood is in charge of arrangements.