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Terry Michael Lewis

08/18/1948 - 02/16/2023
Service Date: 02/23/2023
Service Time: 1 pm
Service Location: Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints - 4640 E Holmes Ave, Mesa, AZ 85206
Visitation Date: 02/22/2023
Visitation Time: 6-8 pm
Visitation Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel - 33 N Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201
Interment: Memorial Holladay Cemetery

For those who are unable to attend the services, a zoom link is available to watch remotely. https://zoom.us/j/93431437098


Terry Michael Lewis, 74, passed away on February 16, 2023, in his home surrounded by loved ones after a difficult battle with Leukemia (AML).

Terry was born on August 18, 1948, in Holladay, Utah to Norman Ray Lewis and Donna Mae Belnap (Lewis). He was the oldest of three boys. At a young age, he developed a love of sports and participated in wrestling, baseball, football, and any other sport he could do in between. He graduated from Skyline High School in Holladay, Utah in 1966 and went on to study at Utah State University on a football scholarship as a Linebacker from 1966 to 1969. Terry also served in the Army Reserves from 1967 through 1972.

In 1969, while attending Utah State, he met the love of his life, Carol de St. Jeor. The two were married in Bountiful, Utah on July 16, 1971. They later welcomed three daughters into their home. Terry and Carol were sealed for time and all eternity in the Logan Temple in 1981. They lived in Logan until 1985, then moved to Mesa, Arizona to continue raising their family and further develop his construction business. He owned Terry M. Lewis Enterprises, a general contracting business. He also built and owned Broadway Storage Solutions in Mesa until he sold it in 2015.

Between 2001 and 2013, Terry and Carol welcomed in six grandchildren. Being a grandfather came natural to Terry, aka “Grandpa”. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. They often remember him working in his shop building furniture, cabinets, shelves and other woodworking projects. They also have fond memories of him working on his classic cars and driving them.

Terry and Carol loved to travel. Over the years, they visited many countries, such as China, Peru, France, Australia and many others. One of the most memorable was their trip to Spain, where he participated in the famous Running of the Bulls event in 2018.

Terry wore many titles. Husband, Brother, Father, Father-in-law, Grandfather, boss, fierce sports fan, but perhaps the most memorable of all is Friend. He was a General Contractor with over 50 years of experience. Not only did he build many custom homes in Utah and Arizona, he also built churches, banks and mini-storage facilities. He also did several remodeling and home addition projects over the years. It doesn’t matter what it was, Terry could build anything, fix anything, and had a tool for just about every job, even if he created the tool himself. Perhaps the most influential thing about Terry was his countless acts of service to those around him.

Terry was the perfect example of someone who “loved thy neighbor”. Most weekends you could find him helping neighbors with projects around their homes. Many who knew Terry have had something built, fixed, or repaired by him. Upon retirement, Terry golfed regularly and enjoyed collecting and restoring classic cars as well as attending sporting events. He was a Cardinals Football and Arizona Diamondbacks season ticket holder for many years.

Terry is survived by his wife, Carol (de St. Jeor) Lewis, his daughters Amy Smith (Randy), Niki Colman (Lance) and Ashley Alexander (Jeff) as well as his six cherished grandchildren and his brothers Rick Lewis (Jane) and Mike Lewis (Nancy). His family wishes to extend a special thanks to the dedicated staff of the MD Anderson Cancer Center for the love and care he received there.

For family and friends in Mesa, Arizona, a viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 from 6-8pm at Bunker Family Garden Chapel, located at 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 1:00pm at The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, located at 4640 E. Holmes Avenue Mesa, Arizona.

For family and friends in Salt Lake City, Utah, a viewing will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2023 from 6-8pm at Memorial Holladay-Cottonwood Mortuary. Funeral services will follow on Monday, February 27, 2023 at 12:00pm, also at Memorial Holladay-Cottonwood Mortuary, located at 4670 S Highland Drive, Holladay, Utah. Dedication of the grave and interment will follow at Memorial Holladay Cemetery, located at 4900 S. Memory Lane, Holladay, Utah.


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.


  • What a wonderful man! Our times spent with he & Carol are special memories. He was amazing in so many ways!!

  • I could write a book on lessons he taught me , and stories , I’ve lost my hero in life , gob bless your family

  • Very nice obituary, Terry sounds like he was an amazing guy. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Melody Fairbourne

    Please know I’m thinking of you and your family.
    Sending wishes that you may focus on all the good times, thoughts and fond memories.
    Sincerely, Melody

  • Sending love and hugs to Carol, Amy, Niki and Ashley and their spouses and children and to all of the Lewis and loved ones family.

  • Susan & Robert Carson

    So sorry to hear of your loss, Carol and family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  • Brent and Pat Williams

    Terry’s acts of kindness, service and love clearly defined the word “friend”. He went out of his way to help others because that is who he is. He was able to perform the many acts of friendship and kindness, even at times when it was not convenient, because of his loving helpmeet Carol. Together they are a wonderful team. We miss you our dear friend, Terry, and anticipate a joyous reunion in the future.
    Our prayers go Heavenward on behalf of Carol and everyone in Terry’s family.
    Thanks for the choice and prized memories,
    Brent and Pat

  • Sending love to Amy, Ashley and their families <3

  • Terry was a fun, loyal and generous friend and nephew. He knew how to work hard and made dreams come true for so many. I will miss him, his humor and his light. Love to you Carol and the girls. Don’t be afraid of the memories… even when they bring tears. My heart goes out to you.

  • Duane & Maureen Baird

    Going back to our time together in Logan at USU, Terry was and always will be a special friend and inspiration. My wife and I will truly miss meeting Terry and Carol for dinner, catching an Aggie game together or my annual, thoughtful, August birthday call from Terry. So many wonderful memories. Terry, my brother, you will always be in my heart. Carol, our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • The DiMaggio Family

    Terry was one in a million. He was an amazing friend and neighbor. He genuinely cared about everyone he met. Carol and his girls and grandkids were precious to him. Our family is heartbroken and we will always cherish all of our memories of him. Our love to Carol, Amy, Niki and Ashley and their families. God speed Terry, we will miss you.

    Joe, Margaret, Megan & Michael

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