Barney J. Lewis was born January 5, 1927, on a farm four miles from Malad City, Idaho to John and Mollie (Jones) Lewis. He departed this life on October 21. 2022, at Grace Assisted Living, Twin Falls, Idaho at the age of 95 years, 9 months and 22 days.
Barney graduated from Malad High School on May 24, 1945 and was sworn into the U. S. Army May 27th. He was assigned to an Infantry Training Unit whose destinations were the Japanese Islands. Thanks to the "Bomb", reassignment was Occupation in Italy. Barney returned to Malad to marry his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Stuart, March 9, 1947.
Barney graduated from the University of Idaho in the spring of 1950. He began his teaching career at Fruitland High School in 1950. Barney started a 31-year career with the Boise School District in the fall of 1954. He taught and coached at South Junior High School. He finished his career at Fairmont Junior High School as a student counselor. His spare time was spent officiating football and basketball for twenty years. His summer employment was fireguard with U. S. Forest Service and later he was employed by the Bureau of Land Management in fire suppression. After retirement, he and Dorothy were back "on the farm" collecting and caring for pheasants, partridges, grouse, quail, and waterfowl.
Barney is survived by his daughters Linda (Duane) Stands, Buhl, Idaho , Suzanne Lewis, Boise, Idaho, Debby Lewis-Wong (Doug Wong) Boise, Idaho/Hondo, Texas, and five grandchildren- Stacey Stands (Michael Grefenson), Boise, Idaho, Brady Stands (Kelly Galloway), Pocatello, Idaho, Nathan Terry (Alisha), Half Moon Bay, California, Jason Caufield, New Braunfels, Texas, Megan York, Meridian, Idaho, and nine great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy, his parents, siblings and spouses-Leonal (Alice) Lewis, Marlo (Dorothy) Lewis, Dean (Louise) Lewis, Nada (Wen) Sylvester, Jack (Donna) Lewis, and Ray (Pat) Lewis, and many more family and friends. He will be missed!
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Grace Assisted Living and Hospice Visions, Inc for their amazing care and loving support.
A graveside service will be held at the Malad City Cemetery November 2, 2022 at 1:00 p.m..