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John Lewis Obituary – CA

John Lewis, 71, of Ukiah, died peacefully at his home on December 7, 2008 after a brief illness with cancer. His wife, children and best friend were by his side.

On November 8, 1979, John married Colleen while living in Deer Lodge, Montana. John and his family moved to Ukiah in 1984. He was retired from the South San Francisco Fire Department and worked at Montana State Prison for many years. While living in Ukiah and before retiring, John worked for the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, Schuler’s Surplus and the Ukiah Police Department in parking enforcement. John was also a member of the Elks Lodge of Ukiah.

Mr. Lewis is survived by his wife Colleen, daughter Tami Castaneda and husband Bubba, Ukiah, CA, sons Ken Lewis and wife Tracy, John Lewis and wife Kathy, Lincoln, CA, and his beloved grandchildren. He is further survived by other family members and many friends.

A potluck Celebration of Life will be held at the Lake Mendocino Mobil Home Estates Clubhouse (off Lake Mendocino Drive) on December 21, 2008 at 2:00 PM. Empire Mortuary of Ukiah is handling the arrangements.

His family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to Phoenix Hospice, 100 San Hedrin Circle, Willits, CA. 95490.

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