Raymon Dodworth Lewis

Raymon Dodworth Lewis passed away on November 12th 2015 in Independence, Missouri. He was born November 23 , 1939 in Long Beach CA to James Lewis and Marjorie Lewis(nee Self).
He is survived by his  four children, Karen Lewis, Kim Lewis, David Lewis, and Nicole Hazen, two sisters Marjorie Dunfee, Lynda Schmidt, one brother Randall Lewis and five beloved grandchildren.
He was born and raised in Southern California where he graduated Pacific high school in 1957. He graduated San Bernardino Valley College in 1968. He served United States Air Force from 1960-1964 as an Airman 1st Class. He had a long and distinguished career in aviation and aerospace from which he retired from McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company in 1996.
During his life, Ray was a volunteer firefighter in Bolivar, Mo. He was an avid beekeeper for many years. He served as the president for the Orange County California beekeepers Association. He also enjoyed  teaching and volunteering his time to educate others about bees and beekeeping. He was also active in volunteer work helping the Native Americans. For which he received an award from the Daughters of the American Revolution in recognition of his service to Native Americans. He enjoyed gardening and sharing his love of gardening to others.
Ray was a baptized member and Deacon in the R.L.D.S church. He served the church and his Lord faithfully and wholeheartedly. He loved to talk to people and he never met a stranger and he never missed an opportunity to help others.
A memorial service will be held 6pm on December 6th 2015 at New hope congregation of Community of Christ, in Independence Missouri.


  1. Bob in Overland Park, Kansas on December 10, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    I am grateful for the life of Mr. Lewis. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

  2. Mustafa on December 14, 2015 at 7:45 am

    This simply enlapixs why people can be attracted to foreign songs when they don’t even know what the lyrics mean. Precisely why I can be deeply touched by the beautiful melody written by say, ??? but not some songs with insightful lyrics yet so-so melody or arrangements. Seldom do I hear a canton-pop song with a complexity and delicacy in the arrangement that moves me by just its music. It is really a pity and I’m glad this piece points to this issue.I personally believe that the singer’s voice is one intergral part of the song itself (which is important to the song); lyrics of course plays a supplementary role but this should be be exaggerated. When lyrics become such an important role why don’t we just read poems?VA:F [1.9.22_1171](from 8 votes)

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