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Bonneita (Bay) LEWIS C.E. LEWIS
Mrs. John (Crane) LEWIS



Wallowa County native, Bonneita Lewis, Imnaha, died at Wallowa Memorial Hospital in Enterprise on July 12, 1992.

She was born Feb. 11, 1918, at Enterprise, the daughter of Wayne and Adda Allene (Ownbey) Bay.

On Aug. 14, 1952, she married Elzie Lewis. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter, Berna Davidson; granddaughter Debra Nebergall; great-granddaughters Sheena and Heather.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 16, at 10 a.m. at the Enterprise Cemetery with interment to follow.

Memorials in her memory may be made to the charity of choice in care of Bollman Funeral Home, 3rd and West Main in Enterprise.

Thursday, 16 July 1992, Page 2.

Donated by: Robert C. Bull

Old Pioneer Passes Away

C.E. Lewis, born september 23, 1827, died January 20th, 1918, at his home in North river Street in this city. The deceased was married to Rachell Flagg, March 1st, 1892, and the widow survives him. The funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. Sibley and interment made in the Enterprise cemetery.

Mr. Lewis had made his home in Wallowa county for many years and was one of the county's first settlers.

Wallowa County Reporter Enterprise, Wednesday, January 23, 1918

Imnaha Resident Passes Away

C.E. Lewis was brought by his son, Chester, last Saturday from the Imnaha to the Enterprise hospital where he died shortly after being admitted there.

He was born April 3, and died on his 76th birthday. He lived for many years at Armin and on the Imnaha.

He is survived by four sons, Elza and Delbert in the service, Chester of Imnaha, and Jack of Portland, and by two daughters, one living in Spokane and the other, Mrs. Belva Reece, of Portland.

His ex-wife, Mrs. Mattie Lewis of Portland, several grandchildren, and three step-daughters, Mrs. Selwyn Gaulke of Portland, Mrs. Walter Mackey of Kellogg, Idaho, and Mrs. Ross Hensen of Enterprise, also survive.

Wallowa County Chieftain
Thursday April 8, 1943
Front Page


Elzie O. Lewis, 73, a life long resident of the Imnaha area, died on Wednesday, April 25, 1979 at the Veterans Hospital in Portland where he had been a patient three weeks. He had been in failing health for five weeks.

Born on Nov. 17, 1905, in Spokane, Wash., he was the son of Charlie and Mabel Lewis.

He was married to Berna Bonneita Bay on Aug. 14, 1952 in Lewiston Id. Lewis was an Imnaha area cattle rancher.

A veteran of World War II stationed in Europe, he was a member of Wallowa County VFW Post #4307 and a life member of the Wallowa County Cattlemen's Association.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 1979, in the Bollman Funeral Home, with Eric Walch officiating. Wanda Sorweide was organist. Bearers were Sam Loftus, Clyde Simmons, Ferm Warnock, George Kotz, John Bales, Wilson Wilde, Lloyd Doss and A. L. Duckett. Ritual services were held by VFW Post # 4307 at Enterprise Cemetery, were he was interred.

He is survived by his wife, Bonneita of Imnaha; one daughter, Mrs. Gary (Berna) Schwartz of Erlensee, West Germany; and one granddaughter, Debra D. Davis, also of Erlensee.

Other survivors include three brothers, Chet of Joseph, Barney of Pendleton, and Jack of Pilot Rock; five sisters, Mabel Swanson of Verdi, Nev., Mrs. Floyd (Belva) Carlsen, Kellogg, ID.,Mrs. Sewwyn (Beulah) Gaulke of Sandy, Mrs. Rose (Helen) Hansen of Enterprise, and Mrs. Walter (Dorothy) Mackey of Osburn, Id.; and other relatives.

Those who wish may contribute to EMT Ambulance Fund, care of Bollman Funeral home or Wallowa Memorial Hospital.

WALLOWA COUNTY CHIEFTAIN, Thursday, 8 May 1979, Page 8.

Donated by Robert C. Bull

Mrs. John Lewis

Died Saturday night: Mrs. John Lewis of influenza. Mrs. Lewis and sister, Mrs. Frank Miles were visiting their brothers in Idaho when she took sick. They came home Christmas and Mrs. Lewis went right to bed. A doctor was called and everything done that could be done but all in vain. Funeral services were held in the cemetery Monday at 1 o'clock. Besides her husband, she leaves a sister, Mrs. Ruby Miles of Lostine, Herbert, Will and Orville Crane of Idaho and Frankie Crane of Lostine.

Wallowa County Reporter Thursday January 2, 1919

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