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Kathleen Lewis


Kathleen Jean Rowe Lewis, age 78, passed away February 20, 2022, following a nine-year battle with cancer. She was born May 26, 1943, in Portland, Oregon, to Ann Hohnstein and Herman Sinner. She married her college sweetheart Jerry Lewis in 1962 and moved to Marin County in 1968, where they raised their three daughters.


Kathleen’s beautiful green eyes shone when she smiled, and she gave her love with full attentiveness. Known for the creative ways she celebrated life, Kathleen loved to sing, and her home was filled with music. Her loved ones were often surprised with an original poem or song for special occasions. She was a published poet, accomplished writer and speaker at Christian women’s events. Kathleen loved to travel with Jerry; together they visited 33 countries, including Indonesia 19 times. Her children and grandchildren were the light of her life, and she was dedicated to her life-long friendships and to her church family. The impact of her love will never fade — she will never be forgotten.


Kathleen is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Jerry Lewis; sister and brother-in-law Janice & Bruce Roberts; sister Mary Ellen Rowe; her three daughters and their husbands: Cindy & Jamey Lewis, Sally & Scott Shaull, Amy & Jeffrey Taylor; her grandchildren and their spouses: Valerie Lewis & Richard Pelgrim, Tim & Charlotte Lewis, Julia Lewis, Scott & Claire Shaull, Stephanie Shaull, Cameron Taylor, Scott Taylor, and Joshua Taylor; one great-grandchild and another due any day; and her many nephews and nieces.


Please join us in celebrating her life on March 26 at 11:30am at Tiburon Baptist Church.

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