E. June Lewis, 90, longtime resident of Sunnyside, passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, following a long illness.

She was born June 16, 1918 in Prairie City, Ore.

She retired after 35 years with the phone company in Sunnyside, where she trained and commuted to many cities in the Washington and Oregon area.

She supervised personnel in various motels, businesses and the submarine base at Bangor in the use of PBX phone systems. She remained close friends with many of her co-workers and enjoyed many phone company reunions over the years until moving to the Seattle area to be with her family.

Her favorite entertainment was watching Wheel of Fortune, watching planes taking off at SeaTac, long drives and hot fudge sundaes...really anything sweet.

She loved to see and visit with friends and family and travel. Many Hanford workers remember her in her little green and white Nash Metropolitan traveling from Vernita to Sunnyside. On one occasion she became stuck in drifting snow and six Hanford workers picked up her car and turned her back around to Vernita.

She is survived by her brother, Wendell Bates (Ann) of Gresham, Ore.; son, Bill Lewis (Susan) of Seattle; her ex-daughter-in-law, Susanne, who remained close; her grandsons, Jason and Cameron; her niece, Andrea Vandehorst (Michael) of Kalama; grandnieces, Cathy and Dave Jones of Gresham, Ore. and Sherry Diehl and her daughter, Laci of Vancouver; and her cousins, Carol Taylor (Mert) of LaGrande, Ore. and Janet Cooper (John) of Boise, Idaho.

She will be greatly missed.

At her request no services will be held.


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