Carthage - Paula J. Lewis, 64, of 34564 Jackson II Rd., died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at St. Josephs Hospital in Syracuse where she was to undergo heart surgery.
Paula was born in Carthage on November 12, 1947, the daughter of the late Ivan A. and Violet J. Moses Hedden. She was a graduate of Carthage Central High School. She married Marvin Lewis on April 19, 1968 in Great Bend. He died on November 23, 1980.
She was a custodian at Fort Drum and later with Carthage Central School District for many years, retiring due to medical reasons. She loved to travel to casinos, play video games on the computer, flower and vegetable gardening and truly loved spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter: Kim M. Zehr of Carthage, three grandchildren, Shawn Tripp Jr, Nicole Tripp and Justin Tripp and two great grandchildren, Brock Tripp and Makcoy Hoyt, five sisters: Dorie Vandebogart of Philadelphia, June Vannostrand of Northville, Dorothy Perfinsky of Wilkes Barre, PA and Nancy Draper and Diana Blair, both of Carthage and several nieces and nephews. Four brothers, Ivan Jr., Jack, Roger and Gerald Hedden and a sister, Betty Gibson are predeceased.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10:00 AM at the Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home with the Rev. Bruce W. Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Great Bend. Calling hours will be on Sunday from 4-7pm at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 5 Computer Dr. West, Albany, NY 12205. To leave a condolence, gotowww.bezanillafh.com.