A MEMORIAL TO KEN E. LEWIS

I created this Memorial for his parents, wife, their children,
grand-children and all the other members of the Lewis Family.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

His grand-son Owen Hoffman for the information and picture.
His daughter Laura (Lewis) Barnes for expressing her displeasure with me
for not being able to locate the memorial.


This rose is for you my dear Laura enjoy.


A MEMORIAL TO KEN E. LEWIS
1923-1998

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HUSBAND AND OUR FATHER
KEN E. LEWIS

The early morning of September 22, 1998 marked the end of a seventy-five year journey through life for a man I wish everyone could have known. A devoted husband 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 take with me because of it. He taught me how to fish
and play "pitch" (a card game), but more importantly he taught me the value of
relationships with family and others. Ken was an avid storyteller and loved to answer all my questions about his time onboard the U.S.S. Oakland CL-95. He
was an original crewman, a "plank-owner". The only thing in life he loved to do more than the restaurant business would have been the Navy. The USN instilled 

a certain pride in him that stayed 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 now he can have a reunion with some of his shipmates and family who have left us
already. I know he deserves it. Services were held on the 25th followed by the
internment with military honors at Rockvale cemetery, Rockvale MT. 

WIFE AND MOTHER
EILEEN

THE CHILDREN

LAURA BARNES

GRANDSON

OWEN HOFFMAN

FROM THE OFFICERS AND CREW
OF THE USS OAKLAND CL/CLAA-95

SO PROUDLY WE SERVED

Requiescat in pace! --------- May he rest in peace!




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