Jerry  Lewis

Obituary of Jerry Anderson Lewis


January 8, 1938 – April 26, 2022

60 Year Resident of Santa Cruz


Family and friends are mourning the loss of Jerry Anderson Lewis, who passed away on April 26th in Santa Cruz, CA. He is survived by four children, Loyd Lewis of Knoxville, TN, Troy Lewis of San Jose, CA, Ryan Lewis of Santa Cruz, CA, and Serena Lewis Rapp of Monterey, CA.  He is also survived by his ex-spouse Lonna Lewis Blodgett of Soquel, CA, a brother Mel Mouser of Grass Valley CA, three grandchildren (Lily Mae Lewis, John Robert Rapp, Fiona Mae Rapp), as well as many extended family members and friends.

Jerry was born in El Centro, CA, and spent his youth in Palo Alto, CA, where he attended Menlo Atherton High School.  He served in the Army for three years in the missiles silos located in Washington state. He later moved to Capitola, where he raised his family and lived for over 60 years. 

By trade, Jerry was an engraver and for 25 years owned and operated a trophy shop “Awards & Engraving Unlimited”. He was an artist and enjoyed writing poetry, photography, and woodwork. He was an avid reader and movie buff. He was proud of his Choctaw heritage and spent time researching his ancestry. He volunteered his time coaching his children in sports. Later in life, he fulfilled his dream of obtaining a pilot's license. 

Jerry was a lover of life, and someone who appreciated and exercised his independence.  He was original, self-made, and genuine.  He will be missed by many!



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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel