Monford D. Lewis, age 86, passed away peacefully in Mesa, Arizona on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Desert Banner Medical Center in the hospice center. Monford is preceded in death by his parents, Dillon Lewis and Edna Bates; brother, John Lewis; sisters, Ellen Murdock and Doris Trimble; and one grandson, Dirk Hall Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Verdena Barney Lewis; four wonderful children, Debrah, Dexter, Denise, and Dixie; 14 awesome grandchildren; 36 amazing great-grandchildren; one sweet great-great-grandchild; brothers, Donavon, Kenneth, and Steven Lewis; and sisters, Ada Jane Athay and Edna Mae Lewis.
Monford graduated from Holbrook High School, where he was the quarterback on the football team. He then attended Eastern Arizona Junior College in Thatcher, Arizona. Carpentry was Monford’s trade and he loved woodworking. In his free time he liked to go fishing and work in his garden. Monford loved his beautiful family and he will be greatly missed.
A visitation will be held at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 North Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona 85201, on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Funeral services will be held the following day on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 10:00am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – 20th Ward, 848 North Westwood Street, Mesa, Arizona 85201, with a second visitation one hour prior to the service at 9:00am. Interment will be at the City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 North Center Street, Mesa, Arizona 85201.