Carol Susan (Jew) Lewis
Carol was born September 29, 1957 in Mesa, Arizona, to her proud parents, Roy and Daisy Jew. Her father immigrated from the hardships of poverty in China as a teenager, and his wife Daisy, was born and raised in Tucson. Carol died on August 10, 2021 after
a long and courageous battle with breast cancer.
Carol departed earth just two days after realizing the dream of taking her children and grandchildren to the north rim of the grand-canyon to view the awesome panorama.
Accompanying Carol and her husband Way
ne were Ryan & Dianna with their boys, Donovan and Edison and Erin and her daughter, Violet. An added bonus of the trip was the opportunity to view the North Rim buffalo herd.
Carol’s intellectual talents and work ethic were evident from an early age, culm
inating in her graduation from Chandler High as class valedictorian and obtaining a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She spent nearly a decade committed to service as the chief financial officer to Chandler Gilbert ARC, a non-profit committed to providing
opportunity to adults with mental disabilities. Her work companions and all who knew her recall her as humorous, hard-working and dedicated to her family and the ideals of ARC.
An adventurous spirit, Carol loved the outdoors, and enjoyed gardening, travels
to Europe, camping in national parks and spending time at the Christopher Creek cabin. She was always up for a road trip or a flight for a $100.00 hamburger with her husband, Wayne, in their Piper Cherokee. She was the ideal traveling companion.
doubt, Carol’s greatest joy was brought to her by the presence of boisterous grandchildren, Donovan, Edison and Violet, who were frequent and welcome visitors into her home. She also adored her grandchildren from the Lewis side of the family, Josie, Eliza
, Frank and Mason.
Carol was profoundly thankful for the time, energy and love her son Ryan and wife Dianna, along with daughter Erin, committed to her, especially during the difficult and emotional last months of her declining health. She treasured each o
f the many hours they were able to spend with her and the sacrifice they made by making her their first priority in her time of need. Others, including sister Jo Anna Hansen, and niece Andrea Christian, took time from the busy schedules to offer their time
Carol’s humor, caring and ability to share unconditional love attracted lasting friendships, resulting in an outpouring of love and caring during her final months, which lessened the burden of her illness. She faced the certainty of her immin
ent passing with courage and grace, knowing she was loved and respected. She died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Carol is survived by her husband of 14 years, Wayne, her son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Dianna Bodine, their sons
Edison and Donovan, her daughter Erin and her daughter Violet.
On her husband’s side of the family, she enjoyed the love and friendship of Wayne’s son and wife, Morrie Lewis, (Tori), son Mason, son Darren Lewis (Jeannie), and their children, Frank, Josie a
nd Eliza (‘Cha Cha”). Her life was also enriched by her friendship with her former husband, Jay Bodine (Lisa) and Wayne’s former wife, Joanne Lewis, along with Wayne’s
98 year old
mother, Evelyn Lewis, Wayne’s sister, Carol Riggs (Jim). Her friends, Dan an
d Sheri Kline, were particularly loving and attentive in the last months.
No services are planned at this
however a Celebration of Carol’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Carol’s name to the American Cancer Societ
y or the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation is requested.