TREMONTON – Wanda Lucille Parris Lewis, 77, passed away peacefully in her home on June 29, 2014. Wanda was born on Sept.16, 1936, in Pocatello, Idaho, to Oliver and Iona Parris.
Wanda was raised in Virginia, Idaho, where she met and married E. Darrell Lewis on June 27, 1955. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Throughout their life together they resided in Twin Falls, Idaho, Pocatello, Malad, Idaho and Tremonton, Utah.
She attended Downey High School and graduated in 1954. While living in Pocatello and Malad she worked at Mountain States Telephone as a PBX operator. She earned her Associates Degree from BATC in Secretarial Science and was a skilled secretary at Thiokol for many years.
Music was her hobby and a passion. She passed that passion on to her family, her deeper passion. Service was her trademark. She loved to serve and help others. She was always putting others above herself.
Wanda was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served happily and faithfully as the Ward Organist, Primary President and many other callings always going far above and beyond in magnifying her callings including eight years as an officiator in the Logan Temple.
She was an active, involved member of the community and a past president of the Women’s Civic League. She enjoyed serving the needs of the community and cherished the relationships she made through her service.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband E. Darrell Lewis; children: Shelly Hamilton, Pam (Bruce) Malmberg and Marty (Jennifer) Lewis; 10 grandchildren; three grandchildren-in-law and three great-grandchildren. A brother, Deryl Parris and a sister, Charlene Corwin
She was preceded in death by her daughter Darrelene Kay Lewis; grandchildren: Whitney Kay and Brady Darrell Hamilton; parents Oliver and Iona Parris; in-laws: Elmer and Clarice Lewis; Brother Rex Parris and many others joyfully waiting her return to the other side.
Funeral services for Wanda will be held at noon, Thursday, July 3, at the Tremonton Stake Center (660 N. 300 E.). There will be a viewing held on Wednesday, July 2, from 6-8 p.m., at Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E.). There will also be a viewing held at the church prior to the funeral from 10-11:30 a.m.
Interment in the Tremonton Riverview Cemetery.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ruddfuneralhome.com
Neil Ruthven passed away June 28, 2014. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, Aug. 14, 1940, to Archiebald and Agnes Ruthven.
He married Irene Ruthven in London, England, on March 1, 1965.
Neil worked as an electrician and was a member of IBEW Local 354 Salt Lake City, Utah.
He was very involved in soccer and was proud of the young men and young women players. He had many friends amongst them.
A special friend who Neil was so proud of is Jesse Esquivel. He loved Jesse like a son and the family feels he is part of our family and thank him for all the support he gave Neil.
Neil is survived by his wife, Irene Ruthven, children, Lisa Ruthven, Collette Ruthven, Ian Ruthven and Fiona Ruthven, and grandchildren Damion Ruthven, Sean Ruthven, Atticus Ruthven, Zoe Ruthven, Taylor Jones, Jack Ruthven and Cameron Ruthven. Also, more nieces and nephews in Scotland.
He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Sarah Ruthven Jones Stokes and brother, Robert Ruthven.
There will not be a viewing. The family will be in Tremonton 1st Ward (166 N. Tremont St.) Relief Society room on Saturday, July 5, from 10-11 a.m., to visit with friends.
A special thank you to the Tremonton 1st Ward.
Arrangements by Premier Mortuary, Salt Lake City, Utah.