Beverly Lewis Dies After Alzheimer’s Battle

by The Editors on May 9, 2011

Citizen Of The Year 2009 3-C T352Our thoughts and prayers go out to former mayor Claude “Bud” Lewis today as he and the rest of his family grieve over the death of his wife Beverly Lewis. She was 84, according to a story in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Mrs. Lewis died Sunday evening, Mother’s Day, following complications from Alzheimer’s disease and a hip injury suffered in March. She was 84. . . The couple met when he was 24 and she was 28. Lewis proposed to her after just five dates. . . She helped support the family financially, working as a proofreader at the Los Angeles Examiner and The San Diego Union-Tribune.

The couple was married for 57 years. According to the story, the family plans to hold a memorial service at 10 a.m. May 21 at Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding St. in Carlsbad.

[Link: San Diego Union-Tribune]

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