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Bobbie Lewis
September 24, 1927 -- November 15, 2020

Bobbie Arnold Lewis, age 93, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2020. Born on September 24, 1927 in Pinedale, New Mexico, to his parents Tom Abel Lewis and Alth-Nos-Bah Hood. Born by Meadow People and Born for Red Running into Water.

Bobbie grew up on the Navajo Nation reservation primarily in the Pinedale and Standing Rock areas. He attended and graduated primary school there. He spent lots of time with his many siblings and cousins herding sheep, running the canyons and tending to the family lands. He loved to participate in all of the family gatherings while he was growing up on the reservation and often spoke of his time there.

Bobbie enlisted in the Army, June 1949, and is a Veteran of the Korean Occupation. He served three years and attained the rank of Corporal. He was extremely proud of his honorable service in the US Army and spoke highly of the experiences he encountered and the impact they had on his life.

Upon discharge in August 1952, Bobbie moved to Dallas, Texas, where he soon met and fell for Marietta Olsen Lewis. They were married in 1963 and settled in the town of Duncanville outside of Dallas. Bobbie started working at Peerless Manufacturing as a welder. He worked at Peerless for well over 15 years before retiring in 1983.

Bobbie was an avid football fan and had an undying passion for the Green Bay Packers. He was a long-time member of both The United Methodist Church in Duncanville and The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 2414.

Bobbie Lewis is survived by his daughters, Loretta Kinson and Sarah Wilson; his sisters, Alice Hildreth, Sally Garcia, Tillie Lewis and Sara Montoya; his brothers, Roger Lewis, Ernest Lewis, David Lewis, Tom Lewis Jr. and Ronald Lewis; his grandson, Leo DeLaVega Jr., including numerous nieces and nephews. Bobbie was preceded in death by his wife, Marietta O. Lewis; his father, Tom Lewis; his mother, Alth-Nos-Bah Hood; his stepmother, Jenny Lewis; his sisters, Janet K. Tsouhlarakis and Shirlee Lewis; his brothers, Albert Lewis, Robert Lewis, Jimmy Lewis and Raymond Lewis; along with his granddaughter, Lesha Maia.

Services will be held Thursday, January 7, at 1pm at the Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that you stay safe and hold your loved ones close during this most difficult time.