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Jeraldean Hellen Lewis

Jeraldean Hellen Lewis, "Jeri Lewis", 79, passed away December 9, 2020, in her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was born on November 16, 1941, in Provo, Utah, the daughter of Denny and Bessie Davis. Jeri grew up on a fruit farm and attended school in Orem, Utah. Where she was an acclaimed scholar and a track star. She also went to school in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Jeri worked as an underground miner in the trona mines West of Rock Springs, where she was the first woman to pass the underground mine foreman test in the State of Wyoming. In 1981, Jeri married Arnie Lewis and together they created Lewis and Lewis, Inc. For 34 years she worked tirelessly in support of her husband to build a successful business. She was a renowned leader and business partner. Jeri's first devotion was to support the love of her life, Arnie, and to her family. She was the mother of 6 children. Jeri enjoyed spending her time with her family, sharing life skills with those she loved including travel, hunting, the outdoors, snowmobiling, sewing, quilting, food preservation/preparation and especially sharing these gifts with her children and grandchildren. Husband Arnie Lewis survives Jeri along with her children John McAffee and wife Dreama, Dennis McAffee and wife Karla, Jared McAffee; Melanie Overy, Brandy Mertin and husband Brian; brother Dean Davis and wife Janet; sisters Cathie Roberts and husband Glenn, Dennie Jean Knudsen and husband Craig, Tammy Ware and husband Dennis: grandchildren Josh, Jason, Fawn, Steven, Matthew, Denielle, Amanda, Jenny, Jeffrey, Danielle, Naomi, Tami, Chase, Declan, Jaelon, Camden, Shad, Tallon, and Kade. She also was blessed with 18 great-grandchildren. Jeri was preceded in death by her parents Denny and Bessie Davis, daughter Chamain Spicher, brothers Oscar and Rocky Davis. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 14, 2020, at 1100am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Stake Center located at 2055 Edgar Street Rock Springs, WY. Family and close friends may pay their respects from 930 am to 1030 am. For those who cannot attend, the services will be live-streamed through the Zoom app at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83728839102?pwd+aVAwZFDSIVTZmpWVFpwQ1I2WTh3dz09 MeetingID: 837 2883 9102 passcode: 388208 Internment will take place in the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery located at 800 Thompson Street, Rock Springs. Condolences may be left at www.foxfh.com

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Jeri was a very classy lady. Not only was she beautiful she was a very good friend. I remember I was summer help out at the mine when she took me under her wing. She was very good to me. When I started to have my two children she was a very big supporter of them even though I lived in Green River. She was the best even though I didnt see her very much later in life. All I have to say is that she earned her wings along time ago. I will deeply miss her but she is in heaven now. I love you Jeri.

suzanne jones Dec 14 2020 7:16 PM

Although Arnie and family will be hurting for a while Jeri is not! long time coming for her. So many people love her and have felt sorry for her and her pain. Now we feel for Arnie and the family who are feeling so lonely. May God bless each one of you individually as you will miss her individually. We will see her again.

Ray and Carol Christensen Dec 12 2020 11:56 AM

Jeri was not only my boss for many years but also my friend. I've always held her in my heart although we lost touch years ago. It was recently she contacted me on FB and we tried to talk again but kept missing each other. My heart broke when Jared shared the news of her passing. My prayers are with the family. I pray you can all find comfort knowing she is no longer hurting but still watching over you all. Much love, Jenny

Jennine Rohrbaugh Dec 11 2020 7:33 PM