Death Claims Prominent Northern Utah Resident
Tuesday/August 7, 1951
LEWISTON, Cache County - Dow Lewis, 61, one of northern Utah's most prominent and influential citizens, died suddenly at a local Hospital Wednesday morning.
He was born April 9, 1890 in Lewiston, a son of Bishop William H. Lewis, and Julia Taggart Lewis. The community of Lewiston was named after his father.
Mr. Lewis served as bishop of the Lewiston First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1939 to 1944, and served as counselor in the bishopric to Bishop David O. Hendricks for six years prior to that.
He was a member of the Benson Stake High Council, for a number of years. By occupation
he was a rancher and stockman. He also did work in the real estate business.
He served on a mission for the Church to the Central States, from 1913 to 1915 and had been active in civic and community affairs throughout his entire life. He was a member of the Lewiston City Council.
His father was in charge of building the first chapel of the Church in Lewiston, and Mr. Lewis was recently chairman of the building project of Lewiston's most modern chapel.
During the last few years he and his wife have traveled extensively throughout the country.
He was married first to Dolly Smith, June 28, 1910, in the Logan Temple. She died Sept. 4, 1944, and he then married Florence Lambert, Aug. 9, 1945, in the Logan Temple.
He is survived by his widow, of Lewiston; six children, Mrs. Orlo Jones, Lewiston; Dow Ted Lewis, White Hall, Mont.; Richard Lewis, Bancroft, Ida.; Mrs. Douglas Pike, Salt Lake City; Jed Neal Lewis and Steven Kay Lewis, both of Lewiston; 12 grand children, and the following brothers and sisters: Lorin Lewis, Burley, Ida.; Jed Lewis, Nyssa, Ore.; Mrs. Leora Worley Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Oneita Van Noy, Oakland, Calif.; Mrs. Irene De Lamarter, Hollywood Calif.; William H. Lewis, Richmond; Mrs. Louisa Mower, Salt Lake City, and Grant Lewis of Franklin, Ida.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Lewiston First Ward chapel, with Bishop L. D. Bodily conducting.
Friends may call at the family home in Lewiston Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of services.
Burial, in the family plot in Lewiston Cemetery, will be under the direction of the W. Loyal Hall Mortuary of Logan.