December 15, 1943 ~ August 7, 2007
Lewis, Ann (Thieman)
Ann died in her home on August 7, 2007, following a short battle with cancer. Born on December 15, 1943 in Huron, SD, she graduated from Huron High School in 1961, Presentation School of Nursing in 1964, and Loyola Marymount University in 1998. She joined the Extension Lay Volunteers in 1964, working as a nurse in a hospital in Durango, CO. She worked as a nurse in Minnesota, Virginia, Florida and Colorado as a registered nurse. She joined Trinity Care Hospice and worked from 1980 to 1988, and then in the Arrupe Center, at LMU, from 1988 to 1998. Following her graduation from LMU and the closing of the Arrupe Center in 1998, Ann returned to her first love in nursing, hospice, until retirement in 2003, at which time she went back to volunteering for Hospice. She belonged to the National Hospice Organization for many years.
Ann and Edwin Lewis were married on September 4, 1965 in Huron, South Dakota. Ann and her family moved eleven times during a 20-year Air Force career, ending in EI Segundo where Ed worked at the Air Force Space & Missile Center. They have lived in EI Segundo for over 30 Years, raising three children.
Her parents, Vincent J. and Josephine B. Thieman, and her brother Robert preceded her in death. Her husband of 42 years, Edwin M, two sons, Michael V. (Sandra) of Manhattan Beach, CA, and Brian W. of EI Segundo, CA, and one daughter, Theresia A. of EI Segundo, CA, and five grandchildren, Taylor, Gina, Courtney, Brian, and Chaise Lewis survive her. She is also survived by three brothers, Thomas (Sandy) of New Port Richie, FL, James (Lynn) of Colome, SD, and William (Eileen) of Fort Collins, CO, and one sister-in-law, Joy (Robert) of Tucson, AZ.
Ann was an active member of St. Anthony Catholic Parish. She was a Girl Scout leader for four years, and was involved with Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed many activities with her grandchildren. Hawaii was a favorite vacation spot.
Vigil service will be Sunday, August 12, 2007 at 7PM and Funeral Mass will be Monday, August 13, 2007 at 10AM both at St. Anthony Church in El Segundo with committal in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Trinity Care Hospice, 2601 Airport Drive, Suite 230, Torrance CA or PanCan, 2141 Rosecrans Ave, EI Segundo, CA.
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