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Violet Lewis

Violet Lewis

Oct 13, 1912 - Nov 16, 2012

Violet Elizabeth Shaner Lewis, 100, of Riverton beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, great-great-great grandmother and friend passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2012, at the Help for Health Hospice Home. Funeral services will be on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., at Davis Funeral Home. The services will be conducted by Vie’s granddaughter and husband, Scott & Connie LaLacheur. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.Memorial contributions to the Help for Health Hospice Home.

Vie was born October 13, 1912 in Bartlett, Nebraska to Earl Raymond Shaner and Minnie Stromp Shaner. On April 25, 1932, Vie married the love of her life, Henry Hugh Lewis in Harrisburg, Nebraska. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Riverton, Wyoming, where they made their life together. They were blessed with three wonderful children.

Vie was a charter member of the Fremont County Cowbelles and Arapahoe Homemakers for 66 years, leader of the 8 ½ 4-H Club for several years, a member of Arapahoe Grange, and was the recipient of the 1974 Fremont County Outstanding Service to the Agriculture Community award (an award her husband Hank received in 1970).

Vie was an excellent homemaker, amazing tractor driver, and loved to dance. All of her grandchildren have great memories of dancing with her at Svilars in Hudson, WY. Vie was a tireless worker and her family cannot talk about her for long before her famous fried chicken is mentioned. Vie was loving and accepting of all who crossed her path and her home was always open to everyone.

Vie is survived by her sister, Donna Tooley; daughter, Reva Walters (Hank); son, Max Lewis (Rita); and son-in-law, John Bennett; 12 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 17 great-great grandchildren and 2 great-great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Henry, daughter, Eldeen Bennett, grandson, Russell Hall, parents, Minnie and Earl, brothers, Donald and Melvin Shaner and sister, Geraldine Jones.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at both the Help for Health Hospice Home and the Homestead Living Center for the kindness and compassionate care they provided Vie over the past several years. Additionally, we would like to thank daughter-in-law, Sharon Lewis and family friend, Mary Gradert, for their love and friendship and the countless visits made to see Vie over the years.

Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home. On-line condolences for the family may be made at