Roberta Lewis

April 15, 1922 ~ January 31, 2020 (age 97)


Roberta Evelyn MacArthur Paul Reed Lewis, 97, known to her friends and family as Bobby, died January 31, 2020, after a brief hospitalization in Denver.

Her ashes were interred on All Souls Walk at St. John's Cathedral.

Bobby was born April 15, 1922, in Vancouver, BC, Canada, to Anne and Cecil Paul, who divorced in 1925. After moving to Los Angeles, CA, Anne Paul was remarried to Kenneth Reed, who adopted Bobby.

Bobby graduated from Hollywood High School in Los Angeles in 1938, and went to work as a secretary at a division of the General Electric Company.

She married Yale Harrison Lewis on January 18, 1942, in Reno, NV, when Yale, a navigator-bombardier in the Army Air Corps, was on a three-day leave while his aircraft was being repaired in Hawaii.

In 1946, Bobby and Yale moved to Evansville, IN, where Yale joined his father and two brothers in the oil business. After starting a family, the couple lived briefly in Midland, TX, and Los Angeles before settling in Denver in 1951.

Bobby was an active member of Montview Presbyterian Church, an early supporter of the Wallace Village for Children, and later the president of the Wallace Village Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband Yale, who died in 1998. She is survived by her three children, Greg Lewis of Aspen, Brett Lewis (Charlotte) of Denver, and Anne Lewis of Seattle, WA; three grandchildren, Yale Lewis (Ruthie) of Aspen, Wyatt Lewis of Wilmington, NC, and MacKenna Lewis of Brooklyn, NY; one great-grandchild, Brooklyn Lewis of Aspen; and her sister-in-law, Simone Lewis of Menlo Park, CA.

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