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Spencer Lewis Oaks

06/14/1988 - 04/10/2021
Service Date: 04/23/2021
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 9431 E. Point 22 Blvd, Mesa, Arizona 85209
Visitation Date: 04/23/2021
Visitation Time: 9:00 AM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 9431 E. Point 22 Blvd, Mesa, Arizona 85209
Interment: San Tan Memorial Gardens, 22425 E Cloud Rd, Queen Creek, Arizona 85142

Spencer Lewis Oaks, 32 was called home on April 10, 2021 in Gilbert, Arizona.  There to meet him was his brother David.   Spencer is survived by his parents, Lewis and Susan Oaks, sister Colleen and husband Martin, brother Mark and wife Nicole, and brother Steven and wife Kyla, along with 7 nephews and 1 niece, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Spencer is also survived by grandmother Pat Flanagan and grandparents Lynn and Colleen McMullin.  Spencer will truly be missed by those who were privileged to know him.  Funeral services are Friday, April 23 with visitation at 9:00 AM and funeral at 10:00 AM at the LDS chapel at 9431 E.  Point Twenty Two Blvd, Mesa AZ  85212.  Place of burial is San Tan Memorial Gardens, 22425 E. Cloud Rd., Queen Creek, AZ  85142.  For more information, go to www.bunkerfuneral.com.


  • Lewis and Susan, and the rest of the Oaks family. The news of the loss of Spencer is heartbreaking. I will be thinking of him and the rest of your family. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Spencer almost every day. Whether it was work related or grand ideas, I treasured every conversation I had with him, opening my mind into new ideas and ways of thinking about things. I know he brought an immense amount of joy to my life, and can’t imagine how many other people have felt the same way after meeting Spencer.

  • My deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Spencer. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in these difficult times.

    On behalf of the DSM Protective Materials Leadership Team,
    Geert Bonte
    Vice President Operations.

  • Lewis and Susan,

    I know how much you must be hurting right now. I am so sorry with the passing of Spenser. I can’t imagine the loss of one of my children, and now you have had this happen twice. You and your whole family are in my thoughts and I wish you all Peace at this time. Spenser was such an intelligent young man. He was so talented with computers and systems. He worked hard and well. Capable of assembling and looking at data and compiling it for review. He was also a great kid. I enjoyed talking to him. He will be missed here at DSM and by those who he touched in life. Please know that you can get in touch with me anytime if I can offer any comfort. You are in my thoughts.

  • There is all the initial stuff: how do you lose a child and remain whole, your mind goes numb, it is not real, the tears flow, you contact others, more tears flow. After a few days you stop thinking of how he died and start to remember the smiles he brought. My memories are the bright green shirts we would wear on bright green shirt day, arguing over politics, exchanging thoughts on music “OK, Spencer, I need something with tone. Knock off the percussion or I am going to use it in a way that will not feel good!” Bargaining with him on how many extra cookies it was going to cost me to get him to run the Instron for a project.
    Spencer you are missed. Whatever the next great adventure is; I wish you well. e

  • Dear Lewis and Susan, was shocked by the news About Spencer. I have seen him grow and develop at the Mesa site. He inspired me with his positive mindset and eagerness to support all colleagues with his skills and experience. My thoughts are with you, Hans

  • Ninabeth Sowell

    Dear Lewis and Susan –

    Our hearts are breaking for you. Lewis, in all my trips to Mesa, you’ve always given special encouragement to me, and I wish there was some way to ease the pain I know you’re enduring. Spencer was a joy – his curiosity and enthusiasm was unstoppable, and his willingness to jump in and help whenever he could still makes me smile to this day. He leaves a gaping hole for all of us. I pray that you both can find some solace in the love and prayers that are streaming your way.

  • Dear Lewis, Susan, and family,

    This was truly devastating news – Our prayers are very much with you all. Spencer was such a smart, talented, guy, and an absolute pleasure to know and work with. He was always willing to help, always willing to try, and always curious. I’ll miss his personality and sense of humor, our conversations and jokes. As others have said, he was irreplaceable. We wish you all the best, and hope that you can find some happiness and comfort in his memory.

  • Dear Lewis and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine the tidal wave of emotions you must be experiencing. My heart goes out to you. Please let me know if you need anything at all.

    I’ll always remember Spence’s cordial chuckle. As I got to know him over some years, I grew to appreciated his passion for technology, attention to detail, openness in a team environment and friendly demeanor whilst working with him. He made mine and other coworkers’ jobs easier just because of the values he had, and I hope he knew that.

    May you endure this tragedy as best as can be expected.
    May you be at peace.
    May he forever remain in all our hearts.

    With my deepest sympathies,

  • I have known this family for a long time. And my heart aches for all of you. My prayers and condolences go to you all. I love u all!

  • Danielle Kruijen

    Dear family, my sincere condolences for the passing of Spencer. I whish you all the strength needed in this terrible time.

    Danielle Kruijen
    DSM Protective materials

  • My deepest condolences to you Suzan , Lewis and your family. I happened to meet couple of times Spencer at work and I remember how friendly and dedicated he was. In a rather small environment like our Mesa site his attitude had an impact on the team there. we can be all proud of what he has done and given us.
    My prays will be with you all on Friday.

    On behalf of the entire DPM M&S organization and our Customers.
    VP Marketing & Sales

  • Leticia Serrano

    Dear Lewis and Susan,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family in these so sad moments.

  • Sorry for your loss.. unfortunate

  • Scott McIntyre

    Dear Lewis and Susan,

    I cannot even begin to understand what you’re going through right now, but I would like to offer my prayers and heartfelt condolences. I wish you and Susan peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

    With love,
    Scott McIntyre

  • Martie Mulllenbach

    Dear Susan and Lewis,
    You both are in our hearts and prayers. If there were someway to reach across the country I would. I remember working with Spence and his patience when he was my test subject in reading. What a fun and happy little boy he was. He could make anything out of cardboard boxes!
    Hugs and prayers for all of you.
    Martie and Al

  • Jarno Kuijvenhoven

    My deepest condolences to you Susan and Lewis, family, friends and colleagues of Spencer. My thoughts are with you.


  • To the Oaks family. I just learned of Spencer’s passing. He was Elder Oaks when I had the blessing of meeting him in Vacaville CA. He helped me through so much in my life and at the time my Police Academy. He will be missed and my deepest condolences. I testify to you that you will be together again in God’s kingdom.

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