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Monford D. Lewis

09/21/1932 - 10/13/2018
Service Date: 10/18/2018
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 20th Ward, 848 North Westwood Street, Mesa, Arizona 85201
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 North Center Street, Mesa, Arizona 85201

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.


  • Michael and Charlotte Deets

    Debbie we are so sorry to hear about your dad. Please accept our condolences and love. God bless you and your family. ❤️🙏🏻❤️

  • Verdena we are sad to hear of Monfords passing . We send our condolences to you and your family. Remembering all the fun times we had with our Lewis cousins. God bless and comfort you always.

  • Jed & Nedra Shumway

    We are so sad to say goodbye to Monford. He was our fun and loving hometeacher for years. We loved his visits. He will greatly missed. Our sympathy, love & prayers for Verdena and the family.

  • He was a awesome uncle! We will miss you. And your great smile.! Aunt verdena yall are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you. Donna Randell

  • My prayers and love are with you, you’re Mother and family, love you Dixie❤️

  • Kerry & Ellen Adms

    Dearest Verdena and family, we are saddened to hear of Monford’s passing. We send our love and heartfelt condolences. We will miss the twinkle of his eye, and his bright smile. May the Lord be with you and yours and may your find comfort in the sweet memories of happy days past, and the promise of a joyful reunion in yet future day.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. May the promosed found at John 5:28,29 comfort you until the day you are reunited.

  • My condolences and prayers are with you Debbie and all your family!

  • Burkie and Teresa Wurts

    Sorry we cannot be there. Our thoughts are with your family. Wishing for your family, the peace and comfort they may need at this time. We Love you!

  • Jeff and Linda Pickles

    Dixie, we were so sorry to hear about your dad. I have fond memories of working with him at the Wright House. He could fix anything, and always had a smile and/or a joke to go with it. I’m sure he will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him, especially his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Much love from Jeff and I.

  • Loran and Marilyn Webb

    We are so sad to lose our sweet friend and cousin..but only in this life ..eternity is forever! I will miss his hugs and beautiful smile. We love you, Verdena and family.

  • My deepest sympathy for your loss. May your memories of Montfort continually lift your spirits. May you also remember the promises of our Heavenly Father Jehovah. He will swallow up death forever and soon end all our suffering. (Rev. 21:3-5; Isa. 25:8) Peace to you during this difficult time.

  • Brent & Carole Barney

    Aunt Verdena and family; Our loving thoughts are with you at this time, as you celebrate the life of a great man. Over the years it has always been such a pleasure to visit with you and your family. We are so glad that we had a few minutes to visit with Uncle Monford, You and Debbie in May of this year. It was awesome to have Uncle Monford give us a tour of your home and see his craftsmanship in all corners of your home. He had great talent. We are sad that we couldn’t be in Mesa for his Life Celebration. You are in good hands with your wonderful children to help out when needed. Sending our love and heartfelt prayers… Brent & Carole and our family

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