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Connie Jean (Lewis) Sawyer

01/17/1942 - 06/23/2024
Service Date: 07/06/2024
Service Time: 10:00 am
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1111 E Knox Rd Tempe
Visitation Date: 07/06/2024
Visitation Time: 9:00 am
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Interment: City Of Mesa Cemetery

Connie Jean (Lewis) Sawyer passed away on June 23, 2024 in Tempe, Arizona, in the presence of her husband and children. Born to Ralph and Beatrice Lewis of Smithfield, Utah, Connie graduated from North Cache High School before relocating to Ogden, Utah to pursue her education in nursing at St. Benedict’s Hospital.. While in Ogden, she met and married Richard (Pete) Sawyer on October 12, 1962. They raised 7 children together, starting in Utah and California before settling in Arizona in 1977. A devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Connie lived a life of quiet and constant service, always ensuring that the lives of her family members were safe, happy, close, peaceful, and full of treasured memories. Connie was an incomparably devoted wife, loving and steadfast mother, adoringly joyful grandmother, committed healthcare professional, and a gentle and gracious presence to all who were blessed to know her.

Connie is survived by her husband Richard, her children, Michele Ward Payne (Ed), Kae Sawyer, Ann Black (Jim), Richard Lewis Sawyer (Jodi), Amy Sawyer, Jared Eugene Sawyer (Amanda), and Jenna Lyn Hartley (Eric), 24 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, sister Eunice Kent, brother Robert Lewis (Shauna), and sister Tamara Grange (Vance). Funeral Services will be held at the Tempe South Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1111 East Knox Road, Tempe, Arizona at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 6 with viewing held at the same location at 9:00 am. The service will be webcast at https://rebrand.ly/lakeshoreward.



Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • Jiggs & Jill Lemieux

    We express our love to all of you, and especially “Pete”, and join you in saying goodbye to her. She is truly free, and in that we can take solace until we meet again.

  • Dory Pemberton

    So sorry for your loss. My mom died of this horrible disease. She was so awesome

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