Betty Lewis

October 29, 2013 • Obituaries

LewisCome unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28

Betty Marie Lewis, 83, of Roswell, formerly of Mesa, Ariz., peacefully left this life to be with her Savior on Oct. 27, 2013.

Graveside services will be held at South Park Cemetery Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Jim Suttle officiating.

Born Oct. 23, 1930, in Chanute, Kan., she is predeceased by her parents, Roy and Susie (Hamill) [auth] Cleaver; her late husband of 54 years, Joseph E. Lewis; brothers: Richard and Willard Cleaver; and sister, Bernita Wiggins.

Betty was an elementary school secretary in Mesa, Ariz. for many years. She and her husband, Joe, loved to travel the country together, visiting friends and relatives along the way. In the last few years, she became an avid Arizona Diamondback fan. Betty was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she especially enjoyed attending Sunday School and listing to the choir sing old familiar hymns.

Betty is survived by her sister, Treva Eldred, of Warsaw, Mo.; daughter, Debra (Steve) Markl, of Roswell; sons: W. Randall (Diane) Lewis, of Parker, Colo.; and Robert (Rose) Lewis, of Watauga, Texas; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

The family would like to thank Drs. Amna and Hamid Feroze for their friendship and wonderful care of Betty these past few years. We also extend a special thank you to Tom Cole, who tirelessly serves the residents at Villa del Rey in many loving ways.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Betty to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite 300 Albuquerque, NM 87111.

Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register at

Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

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