Weatherford Democrat


June 9, 2013

D.F. Lewis Jr.

D. F. Lewis Jr. passed away at home with his family, Thursday, June 6, 2013. 

A graveside service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Cienega Cemetery in Otero County, NM.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch.

D.F. was born March 14, 1931, in Carlsbad, NM, to Opal and D.F. Lewis Sr. He was raised on the Crow Flat Desert.

As a young boy, D.F. loved fishing. He would keep all the fish caught each day for a family fish fry. As he grew older, he learned to keep only the big fish to fry and turn the small ones back. When he began fishing for fun, he released all fish with a kiss and the words “go grow big you rascal.” So if ever you catch a big lunker and it puckers for a kiss, you know the rest of the story.

As a boy on the family ranch, D.F. learned the importance of two things; branding cattle and the radio. It wasn’t long before his initials appeared carved into the cabinet of the family radio. No one ever complained. Around that same time his initials appeared on the federal marker at the Texas/New Mexico border. Things needed to be branded. He loved spending time with family and fishing. 

Survivors include his wife, Minerva; daughter, Lea Lewis; son, Ed Lewis and wife, Paula, all of Weatherford; two grandchildren, Megan Lewis and Katy Lewis, of Houston; a large extended family and numerous friends.

Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel


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