Edith E. Lewis


On May 16, 2018, a week after celebrating her 92nd birthday, Edith E. Lewis, of Atascadero, was welcomed into the presence of her Heavenly Father and reunited with many members of her beloved family. As Edie would say, “her get up and go, got up and went,” and we know her life wasn’t easy but it was a life well spent.

Born in her Shandon home, Edie made her debut into the world on May 8, 1926, to Fred and Edna Tucker. Her early years were spent in Shandon, where in those days, if she wanted a new toy, she had to make it herself. She graduated from Shandon High School and during WWII she worked in the shipyards.

In 1947, Edie married Donald Lewis, a local rancher. They settled in the Carissa Plains during the first 18 years of their marriage, and raised two children, Ben and Patti. Together Don and Edie worked the ranch as a farming and cattle business. In 1964, the family relocated to a cattle ranch in Grant, Mont. After the devastating loss of their son in 1972, at the age of 21, the family moved back to California and bought land in Paso Robles, where they raised horses.

Never one to sit idle, Edie poured her energy into helping others. She volunteered both in her community church and was a charter member of the volunteers at Twin Cities Hospital. She was a fixture for 40 years at the hospital gift shop and was the “go-to-gal” for any floral arrangement needs.

Quick-witted, and always equipped with a joke to “keep ‘em laughing,” she brought a joy and laughter with her wherever she went. She was always up for a game of cards and made it a priority to be at every family event as well as sporting events for her grandkids and great-grandkids.

She was always vibrant, full of stories and equipped with a memory like a steel trap. But most important in her life, was her love of Jesus, and her desire to pass on the gift of salvation to her family. Because of her, many of her family have come to know the Lord. She continued to share the love of Jesus until her last days and lived her life with a heavenly mindset. She was a prayer warrior who committed her life to serving God, never wavering in her faith, even in the face of death.

She will be sorely missed by her daughter, Patti and husband Jan Davis, granddaughters JanaLee and husband Brian Johnsen, and Lacey and husband Wes Lockard, great grandchildren Claire and Luke Johnsen, step-grandson Chad Davis, and step-great-grandchildren Garret and Jolie Davis, and step-grandson Dustin Davis.

Edie was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings Elden Tucker, Francie Tucker, and Marilyn Tucker-Lund, as well as her beloved son Ben Lewis.

A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, June 8 at 2 p.m. at Atascadero Bible Church.

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