NEWPORT – Helen Caroline Lewis, 71, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 at her residence. She was born Dec. 10, 1941, in Pittsfield, a daughter of Leamon “Lee” and Vutes P. (Stotelmyer) McFarland.
She lived most of her life at Pineview Apartments making memorable friends. She attended the Jubilee Family Worship Center in Newport and had a deep faith in God. She reached out to many people with kindness and generosity. Helen was known for her love of cats. She had rescued many and loved them all. They brought her joy and much company. She flew alone to Washington State to visit her daughter and family, and went to Walt Disney World with her son and his family. She took great pleasure in camping, family car rides, boating or riding on a motorcycle. Helen enjoyed trying anything new to experience the joy she saw in her family.
Helen was predeceased by her parents; husband, Paul Lewis; and her sister, Virginia Crommitt. She is survived by three children, Glenn Lewis and wife, Dawn, of Hartland, Garrett Lowery and wife, Jody, of Orrington and Bethany “Beth” Humbyrd and husband, Nathan, of Tacoma, Wash.; her special grandchildren, Clayton Lewis and his fiancee, Stacy Poulin, Dillion and Jordan Lowery, Andrew Clifford, Brianna and Blake Pinkham and Branch Humbyrd; her sister, Linda Raven of Clinton; and brother, LeRoy “Leamon” McFarland and wife, Geneva, of Onawa; several nieces, nephews and special friends, especially Darlene and Grace. She will be loved and missed dearly.
A celebration of her life will be held 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Jubilee Family Worship Center, 63 Elm St., Newport. A private spring burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Newport. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.