Gary Lewis


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Gary Lewis

Gary Lewis, a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully on January 30, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Seattle, Washington, in October 1951, to the late James and Barbara Baechler Lewis of Shoreline, Washington.

Gary is survived by his devoted wife of 50 years, Denise Christian Lewis, sharing in life’s joys and challenges. Together, they created a bond that was a testament to enduring love and commitment.

He will be deeply missed by his sons, Michael Lewis (Teresa) of Lynnwood, WA, and Jason Lewis of Butte, MT. Gary was also a loving grandfather to JV, Jamie, Justin, and Jade, who brought him joy and laughter.

Gary leaves behind a legacy of love and kinship with his siblings: Debi Loyd (Steve) of New Westminster, BC; Lori Davis of La Jolla, CA; Shari Arnesen of Woodinville, WA; David Lewis (Dana) of Edmonds, WA; Dan Lewis (Priscilla) of Shoreline, WA and multiple nieces and nephews. His bond with his siblings was strong and enduring throughout his life’s journey.

Gary enjoyed a successful career with Boeing where he worked for 30 years. During his career at Boeing, he enjoyed collaborating with teams in Seattle, Kent, West Virginia, and Florida.

In addition to his family, Gary leaves behind a multitude of friends and acquaintances. He will be remembered fondly for his love of handball, gardening, reading, and kayaking.

A celebration of Gary’s life will be announced by his family later this spring on the Barton Family Funeral Service website. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to American Cancer Society in Gary’s honor.

Though Gary may no longer be with us in person, his spirit will live on in the memories we hold dear. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

A celebration of Gary’s life will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2024.  Please contact the family for details.

4 Responses to “Gary Lewis”

  • William Haltom says:

    My cousin Gary was from his earliest days a kind, caring, cheerful, and joyful person. He not only lived a good life; he made the lives of all around him better. We are each and all diminished by his passing.

  • Rob Price says:

    Gary and I must have played hundreds of games of handball together over the decades, and it was always a pleasure. Gary was just the right kind of opponent: competitive, respectful, never angry, and always with a wry sense of humor. He has been off the court since the Covid years, and we have missed him dearly.

  • Steve Depner says:

    To Gary’s Family and Friends,

    I am very sorry to learn of Gary’s death. I had the pleasure of getting to know Gary through handball. A number of years ago, I played many close, competitive matches with Gary, which was always so much fun. We’d always share some laughs too, of course. He was always a very kind and decent man. I really liked Gary and will certainly miss him. I wish you all peace and offer you my sincerest condolences.

  • Debi says:

    With heavy hearts we mourn the passing of my brother Gary. He was thoughtful, caring, patient, and diligent in all his endeavours. A superb handball player and a lover of the outdoors.

    His presence will be sorely missed.

    Debi & Steve Loyd

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