A come and go memorial visitation for Las Animas resident Sue Lewis will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2019, at Horber Funeral Chapel in Las Animas, Colo. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Altus, Okla. Per Sue’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no public viewing.
L. Sue Lewis, affectionately known as Sue, was born to Austin F. and Ellen J. (Cole) Waldroop in Friendship, Okla., on November 5, 1935. She married William R. Lewis in 1957 in Altus, Okla. They moved to La Junta, Colo., in 1959, where she worked in banking. Bill was then transferred to Las Animas, Colo., in 1968. Sue then took a job position at 1st National Bank in Las Animas. She retired from 1st National Bank in 1994 as Senior Vice President and Cashier.
She enjoyed golfing, crafting, gardening, cooking and loved watching basketball. When her grandchildren came along, she adored spending time with them. Sue passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019, surrounded by her family, following a long illness, at the age of 83.
Sue is survived by her husband, Bill Lewis of Las Animas, Colo.; daughters, Suzette (Steve) Eck of Las Animas, Colo., Gina Lewis (Terry Russell) of Cotopaxi, Colo.; son, Ray Lewis (Debbie Austin-Rogers) of Las Animas, Colo.; sister, Caroll Robbins of Las Animas, Colo.; brother, Raleigh Waldroop of Altus, Okla.; grandchildren, Chris Weir (Amber Hall) of Fowler, Colo., Dax Moser of Anadarko, Okla., Eric (Audrey) Trujillo of Kansas City, Mo., Ryan Trujillo of Dunedin, Fla.; 8 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Austin and Ellen Walroop.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bent County Health Care Center in care of Horber Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 431, Las Animas, CO 81054.
For more information or to leave online condolences, please visit www.horberfuneralchapel.com.