Sarah Jane “Sadye” Amos Lewis b. 17 Oct 1883, d. 21 April 1968

This is my husband’s Grandma Sadye who was born on this day in 1883.


When Sarah Jane Amos was born on October 17, 1883, in Payson, Utah, her father, John, was 39 and her mother, Permelia, was 40.

This is her childhood home:amos-john-farm-in-payson

Sadye studied music at BYU under Professor Lund.  She became a soloist with the BYU Choir.  On 5 September 1906 she married Frederick Lewis in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had four children:  Kathryn, Fred, Bert and John.lewis-frederick-and-sarah-jane-weddinglewis-frederick-b-1880   lewis-john-and-sadie

Frederick Lewis died in 1921 of chronic valvular disease.  The 1930 Census lists her as a widow living in Provo, Utah.  Her occupation was a sales lady in a department store.  The value of her home was $6500.

Sadye served a mission to the East Central States in 1938 after the death of her husband.  She was 55.


Perhaps these are fellow missionaries, perhaps they are friends.amos-sarah-jane-with-3-other-missionaries-virginia

Sadye with her children:  John, Fred, (Sadye), Kathryn and Bert:lewis-sadye-with-john-fred-kathryn-and-bert-1963

lewis-sadye-grandma   lewis-sadye-older

Sadye Amos Lewis Obituary
Daily Herald, Provo, Utah
April 23, 1968
Sadye Lewis of Provo Dies at 84
Sarah Jane (Sadye) Lewis, 84, of 680 N. 1100 E., Provo, died Sunday morning in the Utah Valley Hospital of a heart ailment.
She was born Oct. 17, 1883, in Payson, a daughter of John and Catherine Permelia Richardson Amos. She was raised in Payson, where her father, a convert to the LDS Church from Virginia, was a successful farmer. She attended Brigham Young University in 1901-1903 and studied voice under Tony Lund, and business.
She married Frederick Lewis Jr., Sept. 5, 1906, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They made their home in Spanish Fork where he was a bookkeeper for the Farmer’s Co-op. In 1917 the moved to McCammon, Idaho, but returned because her husband’s health was failing. On Dec. 29, 1921, he died of influenza.
Mrs. Lewis maintained her home in Spanish Fork until 1923 when she moved her family to Provo. She worked in the County Treasurerʼs Office and in 1924 became associated with Butlers Ready-to-Wear and Dry Goods Store, where she worked for 15 years. She was active in political circles all her life.
She was very active in the LDS Church, serving as president of the Relief Society and the YWMIA organization. She served a mission to the Southern States in 1939 to 1940. She had held every office a woman can hold in the LDS Church and was also an LDS Temple worker and did much genealogy.
She was a member of the Alice Louise Reynolds Literary Club.
Mrs. Lewis also compiled a cook book and her hobbies were quilting and knitting.
She is survived by three sons, Fred A. Lewis, Orem; Bert A. Lewis, North Hollywood, Calif. and John D. Lewis, Whittier Hills, [Hacienda Heights] Calif., and 20 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at noon in the Provo 12th LDS Ward Chapel with Bishop James E. Craddock officiating.
Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday morning until 11:30 a.m.
Burial will be in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.


About annlaemmlenlewis

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!
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One Response to Sarah Jane “Sadye” Amos Lewis b. 17 Oct 1883, d. 21 April 1968

  1. chmjr2 says:

    A very interesting post about a interesting person. The one thing I notice in your blogs is the great photographs you have used in the telling of your stories. They are a wonderful family heirloom.

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