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Obituary: Terry Lewison


October 25, 2017

March 5, 1950 - Oct. 19, 2017

Terry Lewison, 67, of Sweet Home, died Oct. 19, 2017 at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House.

He was born March 5, 1950 in Portland, the son of Donald and Susan (Schroeder) Lewison. He was raised in Gold Beach and later moved to Springfield, where he graduated from Springfield High School in 1968.

Mr. Lewison then entered the U.S. Marine Corps and served two tours in Vietnam. Following his discharge he returned to Springfield and then settled in Sweet Home in the early 1970s. He worked for Willamette Industries Santiam Lumber until the mill’s closure. He then worked for Overhead Door until his retirement in 2012.

Mr. Lewison enjoyed hunting, fishing and racing.

He was married to Ramona Britton until their divorce. He later married Edie Chambers on Dec. 11, 1986 in Albany. She preceded him in death in December 2001.

Mr. Lewison is survived by his children, Tom Lewison of Sweet Home, Christian Lewison of Kent, Wash., and Athena Wright of Arizona; brothers Gary Lewison of Republic, Wash. and Dan Schroeder of Sweet Home; sisters Juanita Snyder of Coos Bay, Marie Goss of Albany and Leatha Gonzalez of Coos Bay; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Smokey Lewison.

Viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Huston-Jost Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, at Huston-Jost Funeral Home.

Contributions in Mr. Lewison’s memory may be made to the Sweet Home VFW, and sent in care of Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, OR 97355.


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