Jul 272011

Beatrice Lewis, 71, was called home on Sunday, July 24, 2011. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated July 26 at Madre De Dios Catholic Church in Winslow, with Father Frank Chacon officiating. She was laid to rest at Winslow Cemetery.

She was born in Winslow on April 25, 1940.

She attended Rose Mar Beauty School, and worked as a cosmetologist for many years.

She enjoyed dancing, listening to Mexican music, family gatherings and telling stories. She also enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her grandkids, teaching them how to bake and make tamales. For relaxation she enjoyed watching novelas and doing crossword puzzles. Everyone was always welcome in her home and she did her best to make sure everyone was fed. She made them all feel like one of her own children or grandchildren.

She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

Survivors include her children, Lana (Jim) Moore of Apache Junction, Kathy Lewis of Tucson, Carol (Jaime) Alvarez, Debbie (Mike) Osuna, Angela Shoupe, Joe Lewis, Loretta (Sam) Short and Michelle (Dickie) Gonzales, all of Winslow, and Christopher Lewis, Andrea Lewis and Jose Torres of Tucson. She was blessed with 54 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Mary Marquez of Phoenix, Patsy (Bobby) Gonzalez of Winslow, Margaret Alvarado of Tucson and Jenny Alvarado of Winslow, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Lucy Alvarado; her brothers, Sergio Alvarado, Herman Alvarado and Roland Alvarado; her husband, William Lewis; her son, Marcus Lewis; and her granddaughter, Nichole Shoupe.

Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.