Bert Amos Lewis is my husband’s uncle, brother to his father, John Dean Lewis.
Bert A. Lewis, 78, of Laguna Niguel, Calif., died Monday, Dec 25, 1989 in Cedar City, UT.
He was born Jan. 18, 1911 in Spanish Fork, to Fredrick and Sarah Jane Amos Lewis. He married Melba Brunt, March 3, 1944. She died in 1986.
He was a graduate of Provo Hish School, Brigham Young University and the University of Michigan. He was active in his support of BYU, assisting in numerous legal matters and contributing to the Mangum-Lewis Scholarship Fund, which scholarship he won in 1927.
During World War II he served in Company ‘C’ 272nd Regiment, 69th Division. He took command of his company in battle upon the wounding of the captain and later was the first to settle his company on the Allied side of the Elbe River at Torgau, when the American and Russian armies met, ending the war in Germany.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and while in Southern California served on the high councils of the North Hollywood and Newport Beach Stakes.
He gave many hours to helping the mentally handicapped and participated at various levels in the LDS Indian Program.
He is survived by Fred B. Lewis, Hanford, Calif.; Jane Cannon, East Brunswick, N.J.; Robert B. Lewis, Orem; Timothy B. Lewis, Cedar City; Eileen Lewis, Costa Mesa, Calif.; foster daughter, Rachel Duwyenie, San Carlos, Ariz.
Graveside services will be held at the Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Thursday, 1 p.m. Memorial services will be held at the Laguna Niguel, Calif., Stake Center, Dec. 30.
Arrangements handled by Southern Utah Mortuary in Cedar City.
John, Fred and Bert Lewis at Mack’s Inn, Idaho.Bert, John and Fred Lewis, brothers.