Lynda Gail Baker Lewis

March 20, 1955-Feb. 26, 2003

HERMISTON — A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 1, at the Faith Church of God on Diagonal Road in Hermiston for Lynda Gail Baker Lewis, who died Wednesday, Feb. 26 at her home in Hermiston at the age of 47.

A private family burial will be at 3 p.m. at the Baker/Fairview Cemetery in Ione. A viewing for family and friends will be held from noon to 6 p.m. tonight.

She was born on March 20, 1955 in Heppner to Clarence Edwin and Clarice Virginia (Moore) Baker.

She was raised in Heppner and was a member of the Heppner Christian Church, where she taught the pre-school children. She graduated from Heppner High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society, the dance team, presient of the Photography Club, FHA and GAA. She was also a member of the Heppner chapter of Rainbow for Girls, and held the position of Worthy Advisor and State Chaplain.

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

She married Pastor Ron Lewis, the pastor of the Faith Church of God, on Aug. 19, 1999 in Hermiston. Lynda taught at McNary Heights Elementary School for 10 year, teaching first, second and fifth grades. She also taught at Two Rivers Correctional Facility.

Survivors include her husband, Pastor Ron Davis of Hermiston; sons, Ryan and his wife, Cristina Beaubien of Myrtle Creek, and Robert Beaubien of Hermiston; stepdaughters, Jonna and her husband, Kevin Kopta, of Hermiston, Hope and her husband, Jeremy Miller, of Pendleton, and Lyndsay Lewis of Hermiston; granddaughters, Jocelyn Beaubien of Myrtle Creek, Grace Kopta of Hermiston; parents Clarence and Clarice Baker of Heppner; sisters, Jan and husband, Jerry Murrell of Lebanon, Marti and her husband, Kevin Mossman, of Boardman; brothers, Steve and his wife, Patti Baker, of Pendleton, William and his wife, Colleen Baker, of Nehalem, and Kenneth and his wife, Abby Baker, of Oottewah, Tenn.; and 10 nieces and nephews.

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 the arrangements.

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