Merline M. Lewis
Merline Mae Lewis, 68, of Kamilche, WA passed away at her home on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. She was born on September 25, 1943 to Wallace and Ida (Van Esson) Dorey in Yakima, WA. In April of 1966, she married David “Toby” Lewis in Mason County. Merline was a member of the Jehovah Witness’ Kingdom Hall. She did a lot of fishing with her husband in many different places and enjoyed traveling with the senior group (Mexico and Alaska). Her hobbies included beading and gardening. Her sons shared that she was a huge fan of the QVC channel and was also well known for her cooking, especially her quiche. In 1986, she was well known in the Shelton area for “Lewis’ Lunches”, a company she owned and operated serving and delivering box style lunches. She retired in 1994 but was always an entrepreneur. Everyone knew her as “grandma” and her grandbabies were everything to her. She was big-hearted, caring and always there to lend a hand to anyone.
She is survived by her husband, David “Toby” Lewis, Kamilche; sons, Bear Lewis, Kamilche and David Lewis (Jennifer), Tumwater; grandchildren, Payton and David Lewis, Brendan Bellon, and Kandan Adams-Lewis.
She was preceded in death by daughter, Larrinea Lee Lewis.
Services will be held at the Squaxin Island Gymnasium on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.