Ronald Howard Lewis, 81, returned to his heavenly home on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
Ronald was born to Leon and Muriel Lewis on February 15, 1938 in Frederick,
Oklahoma. They moved to Texas in 1945, where Ronald graduated from Muleshoe High
Like most who are raised in rural communities, agriculture always had a large role in
Ronald’s life. However, working with horses and cattle quickly became his passion
which led him to spend most of his life as a cowboy, dedicating 41 years working at
6666 Ranch in Guthrie. He was also a devoted member of the community, serving as a
deacon of First Baptist Church of Guthrie, a leader for the King County 4-H and
mentor to anyone who would listen.
Ronald was blessed with a large and loving family. He married Mona Rea on February
25, 1956 in Muleshoe and shared 3 children with her before she passed on March 13,
1977. Ronald remarried on July 20,1978 to Linda Jo and they shared a life raising 3
additional children until she passed on February 1, 2018. He is also preceded in death
by his parents, his sister Lenita and his brother Morris.
Ronald will be remembered as a loving husband, devoted father, generous friend and
talented horseman but most importantly the legacy he leaves is as a Godly man who
dedicated his life to serving the Lord.
He leaves behind his daughters, Shirley Long and husband Derrell, Linda Jones and
husband Jeff; his sons Clint Lewis and wife Sherella, Leon Lewis and wife Jamie; his
stepdaughter Lauretta Engebretson and husband Brad; his stepson Avery Hammonds;
his sisters Rita Brunton, Patricia Wilson and husband Stanley, Ellen Brink and husband
Terry; his brother Kirk and wife Cheryl Lewis; 16 grandchildren and 11 great
Family and friends will gather at the Guthrie Community Center on Saturday, March 9
for visitation from 9:00-10:30 a.m. immediately followed by a funeral service.
Interment will follow in the Guthrie Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: Guthrie Baptist Youth Building Fund, PO
Box 8, Guthrie, TX 79236