Mr Lewis, Mr Edmond Lee Lewis, 75 years of age, has passed on and is now home with God. A parishioner of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, St. Therese Church of the Little Flower, and a Board Member of St. Therese of the Little Flower Catholic School. On Friday, November 16, 2018, at 2:20 PM. PST. in ICU at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center in Carson City, Nevada he passed from, pneumonia in the arms of his wife of 43 years, having known one aother for 50 years.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lee Lewis and grandfather, Edmond Lee Lewis as well as his grandmother, Babe Lewis Roberts and his mother, Valaska Talifero White Powers Lewis, and his grandfather John Powers and grandmother Addie Powers and uncles Vullen Powers and Lathan Powers as well as recently passed brothers, Wendell Leland Lewis, Vullen Lathan Lewis. and Shannon Lamont Lewis (Arizona Highway Patrol Trooper).
He is survived by his wife, Lucia Catarina Garcia Lewis, a native of Ely, Nevada and sole living brother, Harlan Rupert Lewis. His spirit lives on in each life that he touched through numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, sister-in-law and broher-in-law, friends, a multitude of students (“his kids”) faculty, administrators and staff.
He received a Graduate Degree from UNR/UNLV and Undergraduate Degree from NAU, an Arizona teachers’ university where he was on a twin schololarship, he was a pitcher in the spring and a wide receiver (both offense and defense) in the fall. He had a passion for golf. He was an avid reader with impeccable penmanship. In Las Vegas he taught elementary school and for a number of years he was Special Progams/Trio/Upward Bound Director for both UNLV and UNR. In Reno/Sparks, he was Dean of Students at Reno High School and taught History as well as coached girls basketball; he was also at elementary and middle schools in the local area.
A native of Douglas Arizona (a border town; thus his love of the Mexican culture, food, music, dance and language as well as the love of his Black/African American roots) with a love of Ely’s eastern Nevada mountains. “Teach” will be missed.