Longtime Davis resident Charles (Chuck) Hyde Lewis, 91, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016, due to complications resulting from a fall. Chuck was born Nov. 6, 1924, to Charles Hyde and Dorothy Mae (Hess) Lewis in Warren, Ariz.
His early years were spent at the Idria mine, which provided him with many childhood adventures. He went to high school in San Francisco and after graduation joined the U.S. Air Force, spending most of his time in Germany. Following his military service, Chuck attended Cal Poly, majoring in animal science. He was an excellent horseman and animal lover. Over several years, he participated in several cattle feeding ventures from feedlot to rangeland to irrigated pasture.
In 1954 he and Jane Ann (Williamson) Lewis were united in marriage and shared 54 years of love. To this union a daughter, Jennifer, was born. Chuck and Jane owned and operated Lewis Cleaners for more than 20 years.
Chuck was a wonderful historian and always had an interesting story to share. He enjoyed morning coffee with his friends, daily walks around the Arboretum, listening to music, traveling, sports and a good glass of wine. He was an avid Giants and 49er fan.
Chuck was preceded in death by his wife Jane, daughter Jennifer (Lewis) Martin, sister Abigail (Dee-Dee) and his parents. He is survived by his nieces, Susan Parker and Laura Midwood, along with many friends.
A graveside memorial will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road. Those who wish to sign a guestbook online may do so at www.smith-funerals.com.
Donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Or please consider inviting a widow or widower out to coffee, baking them a sweet treat, have them over for a home-cooked meal (even if it's barely edible, they'll say it delicious), take them for a ride, visit them in the evening (their loneliest time) and always give them a hug.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
820 Pole Line Road
Davis, CA 95618