Earl S. Lewis
Earl S. Lewis
  • February 2, 1926 - October 11, 2017
  • Holladay, Utah

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Earl Sylvester Lewis
1926 - 2017
Always a Terrific Guy!

Earl passed away on Wednesday October 11, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. His love and positive attitude throughout his life will always be cherished.

Earl was born in Kamas, Utah on February 2, 1926 to Denis and Vernettie as the fifth of nine children. He grew up in Kamas and attended South Summit High School through his Junior year and then moved to Salt Lake with his family and graduated from South High School in 1944. Earl joined the United States Army in July of that same year. He was in the 82nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron where he served until Honorably Discharged on April 15, 1947. Shortly after his discharge he married Daisy, the love of his life, on June 2, 1947 who he met at a church dance in 1943.

Earl was a hard worker and had a great work ethic, probably from his early years growing up on a farm. He worked in the trucking industry in office management for much of his career. He attended Stevens Henager Business College while working at Frontier Freight Lines. After Frontier he worked for many years at Wycoff Company, and as typical of Earl, he gained lifelong friends everywhere he worked like the Wycoff Old Timers. He purchased and ran Eagle Moving Company for several years and eventually sold that business. After Wycoff's closing he worked in the Real Estate Business for a short time before working at Halliday & Halliday Law Offices. After "retiring" he went on to work part-time to help with payroll at Lewis Young Robertson & Burningham, Inc. until he was eighty-seven.

During his career he served as President of the Olympus Kiwanis Club and helped out with a number of fundraisers for them as well as at the Ambassador Club where he and Daisy were members for many years.

Earl was always very active and had a great deal of passion for everything he did in life. First and foremost, he loved, cherished and supported his family in anything they were involved in. He and Daisy hosted family dinners every Thursday until Daisy's health failed. He was a joy to be around and was hard to ruffle and always approached life with the glass half full perspective. Earl enjoyed camping, boating, water-skiing, writing poems and loved to fly-fish and work in the vegetable garden.

Earl is preceded in death by his parents, Denis & Vernettie Lewis, his loving wife Daisy "Ducky", his sister Beth, his brothers Joy, Guy and Glenn. He is survived by his daughters "little Duckies" Ann (Tim) Krueger and Laura, his seven grandchildren Jason, Seth, Lynn, Katelyn, Meredith, Shad and Mallorie and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Fern (Closs), Gertrude, Agnes (Dick) and brother Paul (Dolores).

The family would like to thank the nurses and caregivers at the Life Care Center and The Lodge for the loving and tender care they provided to Earl for the past two months.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 17th at 11:00 am at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, located at 3401 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah. A visitation will be held Monday, October 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and again one hour prior to services. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Earl's name to public television KUED 7.