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Nita Jean John (Lewis) Our beloved and beautiful mother, Nita Jean John (Lewis), 89, of Buckeye passed away July 29, 2017. Jean was born at the Stork Nest in Tucson, December 30, 1927. Jean ’ s parents were Kyle William Lewis & Melza Johnson. Jean was the first of 5 siblings: Keith Duane Lewis, Doris Dixon, Norman Lewis and Neal Lewis. Jean was raised in Tucson and Safford, AZ. She attended Eastern Arizona College and was the Student Body Treasurer. She met the love of her life Delmar Dee John and they were married in 1948. In 1953 they moved to Buckeye, AZ and began a farming operation. They were married for 60 years when Delmar preceded her in death in 2008. She was an excellent homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She was happiest spending time with her family especially at the cabin in Williams. She took excellent care of her family and looked forward to their visits. Jean is survived by her children: Marvin Dee (Marcia), Kathryn (David Osborn – deceased & Terry) Larsen, Beverly (Bill) Probst, Phyllis (Hal) Heiden, Paula (Johnny) Young, 17 grandchildren and 47 great grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1002 Eason Ave. in Buckeye. Visitation 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Services at 1:30 p.m. Internment at Louis B. Hazelton Cemetery on Broadway one mile east of Watson Road. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-342-2383 . Meldrum Funeral Home handled arrangements 480-834-9255.
Published on  December 11, 2017
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