Funeral for Ouida Chapman Lewis, 93, of Brownwood, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the First Baptist Church of Grand Prairie, 950 Mayfield Road, Grand Prairie, TX 75052. Arrangements are under direction of Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home, 2951 South Belt Line Road, Grand Prairie, TX 75052, where viewing will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3.
Mrs. Lewis passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the age of 93.
She was born Dec. 3, 1924 in Myra, and grew up in Grand Prairie, where she graduated from high school. During World War II, she worked for the U.S. Army in Dallas, where she met Spencer R. Lewis, an army officer. They were married Jan. 24, 1947.
During their 53-year marriage, Mrs. Lewis lived abroad in Okinawa, England and Japan, and traveled extensively around Europe while conducting academic tours.
She worked for the United Nations in Japan, and was office manager for a neighborhood medical clinic in Grand Prairie until her retirement. She was a Sunday School teacher at First Baptist, Grand Prairie, and was very active in the Grand Prairie Garden Club.
She lived in Brownwood from 1966-1972, while her husband worked for Howard Paine University, moved back to Grand Prairie, and then returned to Brownwood following her husband’s death in 2000.
Mrs. Lewis is survived by son Jay B. Lewis of Austin; daughters Leigh Lewis Barr of Brownwood and Melissa Connelly of Austin; grandchildren Alistair Lewis of Austin, Chance Barr of Early and Marilyn Connelly of Austin; great-grandchildren Korbin and Jensen Barr of Early and Jack, Julia and Samuel Lewis of Austin, niece Pama Monfries of Austin and many other nieces and nephews.