Stillwater News Press


March 27, 2013

Virginia Lee Wilson Lewis

Virginia Lee Wilson Lewis, 95, died on March 26, 2013, at her home in Bartlesville. Services for Mrs. Lewis will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church of Stillwater with Dr. B. Gordon Edwards officiating. Interment will follow at the Glenwood Cemetery in Perkins, where she will be laid to rest next to late husband, Frank Wyatt Lewis, Sr.

Mrs. Lewis was born in Beggs, on April, 19, 1917, to Robert Wilson of Vian and Lucyl Thompson Wilson of Beggs. She graduated Tulsa Central High School in 1934 and attended a year of ladies' seminary at Ward-Belmont in Nashville, Tenn. She transferred to Oklahoma A&M, now Oklahoma State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in education with an emphasis in dietetics. While at OSU she became a member of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity and began a lifelong commitment of service to others and treasured friendships. After briefly teaching home economics in Skiatook, she married Frank Wyatt Lewis on July 22, 1939, at her parents’ home.

That evening they embarked on a life together as they traveled to their new home in Midland, Texas.

As Mr. Lewis' career in the oil and gas business took them all over Texas and Oklahoma, they shared 27 homes, raised six children, and enjoyed 59 years of marriage. They retired and moved to Stillwater, in 1973 to further enjoy their shared love of all things OSU.

She gave liberally of her time and resources to many organizations including; Oklahoma State University, Pi Beta Phi Fraternity, P. E. O., Project O Si Yo, Feed the Children, Stillwater Medical Center, and her beloved church, First Presbyterian of Stillwater.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two of her daughters, Linda Lewis Kirkland and Mary Lewis Warren and her grandson, Jeffrey R. Garrett.

She is survived by her brother, Jerry J. Wilson, of Tulsa; her daughter, Nancy Lewis Garrett of Bartlesville; son, Frank W. Lewis Jr., of Stillwater; son and daughter in-law, Tom R. and Sally Lewis, of Tahlequah; son, Rick  J. Lewis, of Stillwater; and C. E. Garrett, of Tulsa; grandchildren: Jennifer Garrett Buck and her husband, John Buck, John L. Garrett, Matthew L. Warren, Frank Wyatt Lewis, III, Michael R. and Virginia Warren, Dakota R. and Samantha Lewis, Marissa M. Lewis, Christopher Dylan Lewis; great-grandchildren: Olivia G. Garrett, Adam J. Garrett, Virginia-Grey Buck, Duncan R. Lewis.

May her resilient yet gentle spirit guide us and may her compassionate soul inspire us always.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in her memory to Comforting Hands Hospice of Bartlesville, 2450 SE Washington Blvd., Ste. A, Bartlesville, OK 74006 (918-331-0003)

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