Barbara Joyce Lewis

Birth Date: 
May 22, 1930
Date of death: 
May 15, 2021

Barbara Joyce Lewis passed away in her home on May 15, 2021, with her family by her side at 90 years of age.

Barbara was born in Clearfield, PA, the youngest of three siblings. After graduating high school, she attended Allegheny General Hospital Nursing School in Pittsburgh, PA, where she graduated in 1951 as a registered nurse. In 1956 she moved to San Francisco, where she worked at UCSF Hospital for two years. Following her marriage in 1959, Barbara moved to Alameda in 1960. She started working at Alameda Hospital for 37 years until her retirement in 1997.

Barbara’s life was dedicated to working full-time as an RN until her retirement. She was a member of Eastern Star and Trinity Lutheran Church. At Trinity, she sang in the choir and served lunch for the Senior Lunch Program. Additionally, Barbara was also a volunteer at the Alameda Animal Shelter and was a docent at the Alameda Museum. Keeping her needs and wishes unspoken, Barbara would always care for others first, always willing to help others in need.

Barbara is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Clayton Penson Lewis. She is survived by her two sons, Steven and Douglas Lewis; Daughters-in-law Hilde Klement and Diane Lewis and grandchildren Ryan and Jessica.

Hybrid funeral services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alameda on July 10.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Barbara Lewis to: Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter, the Alameda Museum nd Trinity Lutheran Church