George "Nip" William Lewis |

George "Nip" William Lewis

George “Nip” William Lewis passed away Oct. 24, 2005 at Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale. He was 94 years old.He was born in Lafayette on Oct. 12, 1911, to John B. Lewis and Mary Hanna Kneebone. He married LaVern Mefford on Dec. 31, 1936, in Lafayette. George owned and operated the Home Dairy in Lafayette for 23 years. George served on the Lafayette Colorado City Council and was also a member of the volunteer fire department in that area. He moved to the Western Slope in 1960, where he worked for the Hank Williams family in the New Castle area until his retirement. George built his own house in the Canyon Creek area west of Glenwood Springs in the early 1970s. He was a member of the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows and the Lions Club. George is survived by son Gary Lewis, of Dacono; daughter Gayle Ritari (Wayne), of Redstone; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, son Larry, grandson Jimmy, sister Verda Morton and brother Jack Lewis. There will be a visitation today, from 5-8 p.m., at the Farnum-Holt Funeral Home Chapel, located at 405 W. Seventh St., in Glenwood Springs.Funeral services will at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at the Darrell Howe Mortuary, 1701 W. S. Boulder Road in Lafayette. Burial will follow at the Lafayette Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Roaring Fork Hospice, 2100 Blake Ave #1A, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. Farnum-Holt Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

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