Reed D. Lewis

1 Nov 1913 - 15 Oct 1984


Reed D. Lewis

1 Nov 1913 - 15 Oct 1984
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By Ruth Brown Lewis Reed was the fifth son of William and Pleasy Lewis. There were three born after him. He had a good life, and as the other boys in the family as soon as he was old enough he went to the sheep camp to work in the summers. He was born in the depression and anyone had to have lived t
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Reed D. Lewis


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


June 26, 2011


June 23, 2011

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By Ruth Brown Lewis Reed was the fifth son of William and Pleasy Lewis. There were three born after him. He had a good life, and as the other boys in the family as soon as he was old enough he went to the sheep camp to work in the summers. He was born in the depression and anyone had to have lived through those troubled times to know what they were like. Ray had gone on a mission, but he returned when Reed was only fifteen. The depression was still on. He married Vilate when he was nineteen in the Salt Lake Temple. His mother had passed away a few months before he was married and he knew what his mother would want him to do. He had a small grocery store but when Quaker Oats offered him a job, he went to work for them. That necessitated his family moving to Denver, Colorado. This job caused him to travel quite a lot. Using the money he inherited from his father as a base he and Dee started in a large grocery store in Salt Lake. He decided to move back to Salt Lake to help run the new store. He and Vilate had some of their things sold, and some they were taking in a big trailer They finally finished loading and were about ready to leave when Reed suddenly wanted the family to get back in the house vilate said she was surprised and wondered why, but she and the children followed instructions. He asked them all to kneel and he offered a very sincere prayer asking his father—in—Heaven to bless them as they traveled to Salt Lake. They had gone quite a way toward home when suddenly the trailer came lose and the trailer went back down the over pass they were on and it could have caused all kinds of problems, quite a large trailer like it was just loose traveling down a steep hill. It finally stopped and Reed knew that it was in answer to his humble prayer. Reed bought his family a new home and began managing the new grocery store which flourished for years, until it burned. He had some insurance, but he was inspired to take out more insurance, which proved to be the best thing he could have done. He felt that the spirit blessed him. As soon as he got home he started attending church with his family. He was very blessed with his family. In the years that followed he became Bishop of two different wards. He blessed many lives, including that of his own family. He also served on the High Council and was stalwart in the Church. The Lord blessed him and his family. Later he and Vilate were called on a mission and they served faithfully. Reed and Vllate planned a trip to go to Jerusalem right after their fiftieth Wedding Anniversary. But that trip never came to pass as 1t was found that he has cancer. He suffered and went through much pa1n. It was so difficult for V1late who took such lovlng care of him in his last days.

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Reed D. Lewis was born on 1 Nov 1913
Reed D. Lewis was 16 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
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Reed D. Lewis was 26 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
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Reed D. Lewis was 32 years old when World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
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Reed D. Lewis was 39 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
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Reed D. Lewis was 51 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
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Reed D. Lewis was 64 years old when Star Wars is released in theaters. Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
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Reed D. Lewis died on 15 Oct 1984 at the age of 71
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