Edward S. Lewis June 18, 1944 – July 5, 2022
Ed was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on June 18, 1944 and attended the University of New Mexico for his first two years of college. He then transferred to Utah State University and graduated with a Masters Degree there.
After graduation he spent 2 years in the U.S Army then went to work for the Bureau of Land Management in Salt Lake City. He continued his career with BLM in Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska, Portland, Oregon and finally retired in Boise. After retirement he worked part time at Shadow Valley Golf Course for many years.
Ed and his wife Joyce have enjoyed skiing, golf, and scuba diving and traveled to many islands in the Caribbean and Pacific to dive. They also loved visiting National Parks and tried to visit a new one every year. Ed was a big fan of the Seattle Seahawks, and he and Joyce have had season tickets to the Boise State Broncos football games for many years. Ed was a fun loving man with a great sense of humor and was happiest when doing things. He dearly loved his six grandchildren and was glad to be a part of their lives as often as possible.
Ed is survived by his wife, Joyce, daughter Celeste Raine and husband Matt, son Kevin Lewis and wife Lisa, stepdaughter Shandra Muise and husband Tyler, Grandchildren John and Gwyn Raine, Jenna and Alison Muise, Remy and Finn Lewis, sisters Sharon McGill, Celeste and Bob Finch, sisters and brothers in law Marilyn and Jack Richardson, Jim and Helen Reimer, Lois Chattin, Susan Stewart and many nieces and nephews who will greatly miss him.
We wish to thank all the caregivers at Touchmark memory care and Keystone Hospice for their wonderful care and love for him while he was a resident there.
There will be a gathering to celebrate Ed’s life at a later date. If you wish, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Organization at Alzheimer’s.org.
James Reimer saysJuly 15, 2022 at 1:23 am
Helen and I have such fond memories of our time together with our brother-in-law, Ed. We never knew him to be other than peaceful and good natured. He always had a ready smile and wonderful funny “come-backs”. Even when he didn’t remember the details, he didn’t get upset, just smiled and said, “well, Joyce knows”. We are privileged to have had Ed as part of our family and he will be greatly missed. – Jim and Helen Reimer
Ann James saysJuly 17, 2022 at 2:28 pm
I’m thinking about you, Joyce, and your family! Ed is at peace now! You are left to take good care of each other, and I know you will! Much love to you, Ann