Lewis Rash, 93, walked gratefully and with a happy heart into the arms of the Lord early in the morning of March 21, 2014. Lewis’s passing came just two days before what would have been his 73rd wedding anniversary with his beloved wife Betty (1921-2009).
Lewis Cecil Rash was born August 2, 1920 in Nampa, Idaho. He was the youngest of 4 boys and 1 sister. Lew was a hard worker from a young age. Upon meeting his bride-to-be in Twin Falls, ID and after 3 short months of courting, he proposed and wed Miss Betty Jean Holmes. After Lew worked in the Richmond shipyards during WWII, the two eventually set up home in Modesto, California where together, they raised their daughter, Betty, and their son, Scott. Lew worked for 35 years as a linotype operator for the Modesto Bee. Lewis and Betty enjoyed camping and traveling in their RV. The highlight of their travels was a month in Europe.
Lewis lived his whole life to love and support his family and was especially devoted to his wife during her long illness. His family continues to grow each year. He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty, and daughter, Betty Gates. He is survived by his loving and devoted son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Susan Rash. He is also survived by his 4 adoring grandkids and their families: Chris Gates (Stacy; Cody & Devin), Jenna Dufresne (Cory; Merrick, Julia, & Brember), Kelly Radach (Kyle), and Lauren Rash.
There will be a memorial service and reception on April 19th at Casa De Modesto at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donation to Casa de Modesto, Salvation Army or the Modesto Gospel Mission. Please leave memories and condolences at www.allenmortuary.com.