Valetta Y. Lewis, 74

July 07, 2009

JAN. 16, 1935-JULY 3, 2009

Mrs. Valetta Y. "Deede" Lewis, 74, of Sabillasville, passed away Friday, July 3, 2009, at Frederick Memorial Hospital after suffering a stroke.

Born Jan. 16, 1935, near Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late Charles V. and Elizabeth Reckley Robertson.

She is survived by two sons, Charles E. "Butch" Lewis of Frederick and Morris J. "Marty" Lewis of Emmitsburg; a sister, Eileen R. Waesche of Thurmont; a brother, Raymond Leo Robertson of Emmitsburg; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A son, Tony S. Lewis, died in 1986; and her companion of 30 years, Frank Lantz, died in April 2009. She was also predeceased by a sister, Othella V. Newcomer; and a brother, Charles Edward Robertson.


Prior to her retirement, she was a 20-year employee of Moore Business Forms and a 30-year employee of the Thurmont American Legion.

She was a life member and treasurer of the Ladies Auxiliary of the South Mountain Rod and Gun Club, and was a member of the Blue Ridge Sportsmen's Club, Edwin C. Creeger Jr. American Legion Post 168 and AMVETS Post 7 of Thurmont.

At her request, there will be no visitation or funeral service.

Arrangements are by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

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