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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Lewis W. Dean, age 94, died May 25

  • Lewis W. Dean, age 94, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
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  • Lewis W. Dean, age 94, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
    Lewis was born Aug. 11, 1919 the son of Albert and Nora Dean, of Spickard, Missouri.
    Lewis served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1945 in the Philippines and Korea. While serving, he received the Combat Infantry Mans Badge. He was united in marriage to Grace Wilmadean Crawford on Jan. 11, 1942 in Yuma, Arizona, lasting 72 years.
    Lewis worked as a Manager of Estimating Engineering Contracts for General Dynamics Convair in San Diego, California for 42 years. He was a member of the VFW Post #858 in Chillicothe and the VFW in San Diego.
    He had always enjoyed long walks, even walking his dogs in the park up to the age of 93. He was also a master gardner, working on weekends and going to college at night. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid researcher on various endeavors.
    Survivors include wife Grace Dean, of the home; son William Dean, of Montana; daughter Carol Dean, of Chillicothe; two grandchildren, Myland Bland and wife Kimberly, of Chincoteague Island, Virginia, and Ronald Romero and wife Michelle, of Miami, Florida; and six great-grandchildren.
    He will truly be missed for his contributions and values bestowed upon the ones he touched.

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