A MEMORIAL TO
KEN E. LEWIS
I created this Memorial
parents, wife, their children,
grand-children and all the
members of the Lewis Family.
His grand-son Owen
Hoffman for the
information and picture.
His daughter Laura (Lewis)
for expressing her displeasure with me
for not being able to
This rose is for you my
A MEMORIAL TO KEN E.
KEN E. LEWIS
The early morning of
1998 marked the end of a seventy-five year
journey through life for a man I wish everyone could have known. A
to his wife Eileen for 25 years, Ken loved his family. He took pleasure
in life through his catering business and
the café he ran which had such a good reputation
here in Billings, MT. Most of all he loved to fish with his grandson and
I have many memories to
me because of it. He taught me how to fish
play "pitch" (a card game), but more importantly he taught me the value
of relationships with family and others.
was an avid storyteller and loved to answer
all my questions about his time onboard the U.S.S. Oakland CL-95. He
an original crewman, a "plank-owner". The only thing in life he loved
do more than the restaurant business
have been the Navy. The USN instilled
a certain pride in him that
with him his entire life. For a man that gave so much
of his time here on earth to his family and his country, I hope that
he can have a reunion with some of his
and family who have left us
he deserves it. Services were held on the 25th followed by the internment
with military honors at Rockvale cemetery, Rockvale MT.
FROM THE OFFICERS AND
OF THE USS OAKLAND
SO PROUDLY WE SERVED
Requiescat in pace!
he rest in peace!
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