Maxine Elma Lewis

Oct. 22, 1922 – May 11, 2015

A memorial service for Maxine Elma Lewis will be held Saturday, May 23 at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Burlington. Maxine, 92, died May 11 at West Park Hospital in Cody.

She was born Oct. 22, 1922, at South Fork Ranch House in Routte County, Colo., the daughter of Charles and Sylvia Flemming. She skied to grade school at South Fork School and two years of high school. She graduated from high school with honors in 1939 and went on to attend the University of Wyoming where she obtained her teaching certificate. Maxine taught at the Hat Creek School in Carbon County in 1941, and in 1942, began teaching in Baggs.

In 1948 she earned her bachelor’s degree in teaching from UW.

She married Baggs rancher Eugene Castner Lewis Aug. 22, 1948. When the ranch partnership dissolved they moved to Dixon where Maxine taught from 1950-51 in Slater.

The Lewises purchased a farm in Burlington in 1952. She worked as a first-grade teacher from 1953 until her retirement in 1989.

Maxine loved flowers, gardening and visiting with friends. She had a warm smile and a kind, loving spirit.

She is survived by her son, James Lewis of Burlington; grandson Glen Robert House of Cody, and three great-grandchildren.

A reception will follow the memorial service.