March 20, 1955-Feb. 26, 2003

HERMISTON - A celebration of life gathering for Lynda Gail Baker Lewis will be held at Faith Church of God on Diagonal Road in Hermiston on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Private family burial will be at the Baker/Fairview Cemetery at Ione at 3 p.m. Friends may call at Burns Mortuary, 685 W. Hermiston Ave., in Hermiston, until 6 p.m. today.

Mrs. Lewis, 47, of Hermiston, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at her home.

She was born March 20, 1955, at Heppner, to Clarence Edwin and Clarice Virginia Moore Baker. She was raised in Heppner and graduated from Heppner High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society, dance team, president of the Photography Club, Future Homemakers of American and Girls Athletic Association. She was also a member of the Heppner Chapter of Rainbow for Girls and held the positions of Worthy Adviser and State Chaplain.

While living at Heppner she was a member of the Heppner Christian Church where she taught the preschool children.

After high school she attended Blue Mountain Community College and Southern Oregon State College where she graduated with honors, earning a bachelor of science award in education. While at Southern Oregon, she was co-president of the Campus Education Club and was honored for outstanding service to the Education Department.

She taught first, second and fifth grades at McNary Heights Elementary School for 10 years and also taught at Two Rivers Correctional Facility.

On Aug. 19, 1999, she married Pastor Ron Lewis, minister at Faith Church of God in Hermiston.

Survivors include her husband, Pastor Ron Lewis of Hermiston; sons, Ryan Beaubien of Myrtle Creek, and Robert Beaubien of Hermiston; stepdaughters, Jonna Kopta of Hermiston, Hope Miller of Pendleton, and Lindsay Lewis of Hermiston; granddaughters, Jocelyn Beaubien and Grace Kopta; parents, Clarence and Clarice Baker of Heppner; sisters, Jan Murrell of Lebanon, and Marti Mossman of Boardman; brothers, Steve Baker of Pendleton, William Baker of Nehalem, and Kenneth Baker of Oottewah, Tenn.; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by a niece, Elizabeth Baker.

Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Church of God, Vange John Memorial Hospice, or to the American Cancer Society.

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of arrangements.

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