Bertis Lewis

Jan. 10, 1921-Oct. 9, 2008.

Bertis Lewis, 87, of Aztec, N.M., passed away Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, at San Juan Regional Medical Center.

He is survived by his wife, Edna; sister Billie Owens; his children, Glenda Ray House, Linda Ward, Randy Lewis Byrle Lewis, and their spouses. Bertis also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Bertis operated Lewis Butane in Grants, N.M. and Pagosa Springs, Colo., for 33 years before retiring to Flora Vista, N.M. in 1983 to breed horses. He loved participating in horse racing his entire life.

Respecting his wishes, no funeral service will be held. He will be interred at Hilltop Cemetery in Pagosa Springs.