Constance S. Lewis, 69, died on October 22, 2015 in her home in Norfolk VA. She was born in Newton KS and raised in Buhler and Lawrence KS. Her parents, now deceased, were Prof. Milo and Mabel Stucky of Lawrence. Her dogs and her husband of 47 years, CAPT A.M. “Mike” Lewis, USN (ret), were at her side when she died.
Connie was a beautiful woman with a brilliant mind. She was a graduate of the University of Kansas where she earned BA, BS, and MS degrees. Her intellect was one of her most obvious and prized attributes, and she loved nothing more than “discussing” the world’s events and politics with people of all stripes. As a Navy spouse, she traveled extensively and visited all fifty states and most of the good parts of the world, as shown by her extensive refrigerator magnet collection. She taught at every level from elementary school to university and made a positive difference in the lives she touched.
As a parent, educator, and Navy spouse she engaged in three of the most difficult professions one can undertake; she excelled in each. It was a highly successful, albeit short, life by any measure.
She leaves behind many wonderful memories to her friends and family. She is survived by her husband Mike and the families of their three sons: Geoffrey and Michelle of Natick MA; David and Nellie of Norfolk; Gregory and Chrystal of Norfolk; and eight grandchildren, who all cherish the memories and the Mennonite quilts Grammy made for each of them. Also, her sister Anna Stucky-Jones of Overland Park, KS and brother Dr. Rick and Debbie Stucky of Spokane, WA, and, lots of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends from all over.
Connie and her family suggest you honor her life by taking your loved ones out for a beautiful day in the park or a great meal and spend time telling them – and they, you – how much you love and appreciate them. You never know when the last opportunity to do so might occur.
Friends and family will be notified of a future memorial service. Burial will follow at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. Fair Winds and Following Seas, my love and best friend. We miss you greatly.