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Robert L. Lewis

July 21, 1936 - Dec. 14, 2022

Funeral services for Robert L. Lewis, age 86, will be held Monday, December 19, 2022, at 1:00 PM at the Garfield Christian Fellowship Church at Garfield, Washington. Pastors Dean Walker and Martin Matson will officiate at the service. Burial will be at the Garfield Cemetery. Mr. Lewis died December 14, 2022 at LaDow Court in Garfield.

Robert was born July 21, 1936 at Steptoe, Washington to Robert Lee and Wanda Mae Lewis. He attended schools in Steptoe. Robert joined the cement finishers union when he was 18 years old.

He married Norma E. Copner on December 26, 1954 at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The couple made their home in Garfield. Mr. Lewis was a concrete finisher and had worked on many area dam projects. He had also worked for Lydig Construction Company in Pullman where he worked on many campus buildings. Robert and Norma also farmed 80 acres in the Garfield area.

He was a member of the Garfield Christian Church, Local #72 Cement Finishers Union in Spokane; the LaDow Grange, and the Garfield Gun Club.

Survivors include three sons, Clay Lewis of Potlatch, ID, Alan Lewis of Garfield, WA, and Jeffrey Lewis of Los Altos, CA; a foster daughter, Patricia Weber of Fort Hays, Kansas; a brother, John Lewis of Spokane, WA; sisters Penny Gilchrist of Colfax, WA and Patricia Franklin of Iola, Kansas; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandsons. He was preceded in death by his wife Norma and a sister Linda Marlow.

Memorial gifts may be given to the Garfield Christian Church in Garfield.

Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse, WA is caring for the family. Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse, Washington is caring for the family. Online condolences may be left at


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