Sandra Page Lewis, 78, died on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at Salem Hospital due to complications of heart and kidney disease.
Sandra was born Aug. 11, 1939, in Los Angeles to Charles and Mary Jameson Sowers.
She spent her childhood years in North Hollywood, Calif., along with her two sisters Sharon and Patience. She graduated from North Hollywood High in 1957, and married Jerry McClellan in 1959.
A daughter, Lisa, was born of that union. Jerry was killed in an automobile accident in 1970. Sandra married Brian W. Lewis in Englewood, Colo., in 1977.
Sandra was an accountant and worked in that profession most of her entire adult life until she had to retire because of heart disease. At one time, she owned a needlepoint store in Laguna Hills, Calif.
Sandra, known by family and friends as Sandy, was a gourmet cook. She enjoyed sharing her love of cooking by hosting dinners and barbecues in her home for family and friends. She had a large library of cookbooks, which included two family cookbooks she edited and published for members of her family.
She had numerous hobbies, including quilting, knitting, needlepoint, jewelry making, board games, genealogy, mahjong and bridge. She was an avid reader and, along with a friend, established a book club in the community she lived. She loved to laugh and she loved sports, especially her beloved Denver Broncos.
In 2005, Sandra and Brian moved to Dallas from Sherwood and built a retirement home in the community of Ceres Gleann. She volunteered her time on various committees and offices in the homeowners association. She also was very active in the Keizer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and served as their chaplain.
Sandra was preceded in death by her first husband, Jerry, and her parents, Charles and Mary Sowers.
She is survived by her husband Brian; her daughter Lisa Villar, Lisa’s husband Brian and their son Derek, of Sherwood; and her two sisters. She is also survived by three stepchildren and eight step-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews; and her canine companion, Rudi.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
Because family was the most important thing in Sandra’s life, contributions in her name to CASA of Polk County, Oregon, would be most welcome.
Arrangements by Restlawn Funeral Home.
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