Gay Louise Lewis Newman (1945-2016)

Gay Louise Lewis Newman (1945-2016)

Gay Louise Lewis Newman was born on September 1, 1945, to Luceal Harriet McGregor Lewis and Leland William Lewis, at Santa Paula Memorial Hospital. She passed away peacefully, on November 3, 2016. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, November 10th, at the Bardsdale United Methodist Church in Fillmore. There will be a viewing held, for friends and family, beforehand at the Church. After the services, she will then be laid to rest at Bardsdale Cemetery, beside her beloved parents Leland and Luceal.
The second of two children, Gay graduated from Fillmore High School in the class of 1964, where she played clarinet in the band. She attended Ventura College, earning a degree in bookkeeping. Afterwards, she worked in civil service at Port Hueneme Naval Base until she married. She later moved to Owosso, Michigan, and had two children – Mark Leland and Kristy Anne.
Gay and her family returned to Santa Paula in 1992, where she was employed by the Sears Roebuck Corporation, working in customer service. Afterwards, Gay went on to work as a Client Benefits Specialist for the Ventura County Human Services Agency. She later retired from the County, after 20 years of dedicated and caring service to the public. Upon her retirement, Gay devoted herself to spending time with family and friends, volunteering for activities with the Church and in the local community.
Gay is preceded in death by her parents Leland and Luceal Lewis. She is survived by her brother Gilbert Lewis from Sheridan, MT, her son, Mark from Santa Paula, and her daughter, Kristy from Santa Clarita. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations please be made to either the Bardsdale United Methodist Church, 1498 Bardsdale Avenue, Fillmore, California 93105, or, the Fillmore High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 385, Fillmore, California 93015.