IVY LOREE LEWIS
Ivy Loree Lewis, 82, of Clifton, and former editor and co-publisher of THE ALVARADO POST, joined her husband and sweetheart in heaven on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. She remained very active and social during the long months and years, fighting to stay strong enough to enjoy life and her wonderful family.
Services are 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, in the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel. The Reverend Jerry Irvin will officiate. Burial will follow in Bethany Rest Cemetery. Pallbearers will include her grandsons, Jared Marbut, Ricky Lewis Jr., Regie Lewis, Walter Lewis, Willie Lewis, Bo Maines, Shane Benton and Daniel Benton. Visitation is 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Loree was born May 11, 1935, in Alice, Texas, the fifth of six children born to Clyde Freeman and Imogene Marie Wallis. She grew up in Johnson County, attending Godley, Joshua and Alvarado public schools. Loree married Willie Eugene Lewis on Oct. 27, 1951. They enjoyed 56 years of marriage before his death on Oct. 5, 2007.
Having been a custom seamstress through the early part of her life, Loree became involved in the newspaper business when her children graduated and left home. After working for THE ALVARADO BULLETIN for some years, she and her good friend, Paula Daniel, founded THE ALVARADO POST, which replaced THE BULLETIN after it was sold. The next six years were busy ones for her, but rewarding. When her family needed her most, she retired and helped care for her loved ones. She and Willie moved to a lovely home on Lake Whitney where she made many friends.
Loree was preceded in death by her husband, Willie; her parents, Clyde and Marie Wallis; one brother, Carol Edgar Wallis; one sister, Marian Spigener; and one granddaughter, Laura Lyn Lewis.
Survivors include her daughter, Becky Marbut and husband, Mike, of Alvarado; two sons, Ricky Lewis and wife, Susie, of Iredell, and Roger Lewis and wife, Diann, of Granbury; one brother, Loyd Wallis and wife, Velma, of Comanche; two sisters, Juanice Wichterich and husband, Heinz, of Burleson, and Ann Gartman, of Stillwater, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. 817-648-0522