Veronica “Ronnie” Lewis was a Christ-centered woman who always saw the good in people, said Stu Lewis, her husband of nearly 50 years.
“She never talked badly about people,” he said. “She always saw the good in people, and was almost always willing to give people a second chance.”
Veronica Lewis, 73, of Crown Point, died Sept. 24. She was a 1956 graduate of Lew Wallace High School. She worked 18 years as office manager for St. Matthias Catholic Church.
She loved her church, and served it in numerous capacities. She was a lector, sang in the funeral choir and was co-chairman of the church garage sale.
When people would come into the church office, she would be the first person they would see, her husband said.
“She knew everybody. She smiled all the time. People would come into the church office, and she would brighten their day,” he said. “She would listen to their woes, and was a good sounding board for a lot of people.”
She was an excellent cook who learned the skill from her mother. She loved to make stuffed cabbage, and at Christmas she made gingerbread cookies and decorated them for family and friends.
“A few years ago, she typed up her recipes and gave a book of them to the kids,” she said. “She could cook almost anything.”
She was a skilled seamstress who made clothes for her children over the years. She loved to read, and was learning how to use the iPad.
The couple loved to take trips, and loved going to Brown County, Shipshewana, and Nashville as well as the local casinos.
She was the glue that held the family together, Stu Lewis said.
“She was best friend to her kids,” he said. “They would call her all the time.”