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JAMES PATTON "PAT" LEWIS
September 13, 1931 ~ April 5, 2014
Pat Lewis, of Longview, Washington, was born in Vancouver to James P. and Elizabeth "Grace" Lewis. He was raised in Battle Ground, and was a 1948 graduate of Battle Ground High School and attended Veterinary courses at Clark College.
In his early years Pat enjoyed riding horses, rodeo events, bronco busting, roping and bull riding. He was a member of the Clark County Saddle Club along with his father, "Jim" and rode on the Sheriff's Posse for Battle Ground.
In 1979 he retired from long shoring, ILWU Local 4. He worked several jobs prior to support family, including, but not limited to driving a truck, logging, blacksmithing and working on oil rigs in northern Alaska.
Pat's travels included all 50 states and many international countries. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict as a heavy equipment operator in engineering and medical clerk from 1952-53.
Pat was always ready with a smile. He was stern but loving, with a big heart and was always willing to help those in need. He looked tough, but had a soft heart. He enjoyed fishing, reading, western movies, rodeos, boating and camping. His later years were filled with love and happiness, enjoying travels and family with his wife.
He is survived by his wife, Lolita; son, Jonathon Lewis; daughters, Suzanne Kimsey and Chrystal Lewis; grand- children, Stephane Pettis, Christine Kimsey, David Kimsey and Sophia Pettis; and sister Mary Hodam. He was preceded in death by his son, James P. "Jimmy" Lewis.
Memorial Service will be held, at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, in Rainier, Oregon.
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 10, 2014