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Dorothy Lewton

September 8, 1912 November 29, 2007
Dorothy Lewton
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Dorothy Lewton, age 95, long time resident of Altus, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2007, at Henryetta, Medical Center.
Mrs. Lewton was born on September 8, 1912, in Onida, South Dakota to Ellis and Minnie Schriever. She was raised on a farm where her parents worked and was very proud of her German Heritage. Leaving South Dakota at a young age, she moved to California wheere she became a riveter on B17's for Douglas Aircraft, during the war. In the late 1940's, she married Austin Lewton, Sr., in Long Beach, California, who was a member of the United States Army. Austin's military service soon took them to Ft. Sill, Oklahoma where he was discharged. In 1947, they moved to Altus and Dorothy began cooking with twenty-five of those years cooking at the Friendship Inn. She moved to Henryetta earlier this year to be near her son, for health reasons.
Preceded in death by eleven brothers and sisters, she is survived by two children, Carol Buck and husband Charles of Orlando, Florida and Austin Lewton of Henryetta, Oklahoma; four grandchildren,
Elizabeth Roberts of England, Christopher snider, Jonathan Snider and Michael Snider all of Fairfield, Texas along with many other relatives and friends.
Graveside services for Dorothy Lewton will be at 3 p.m., Monday, December 3, 2007, at the Altus City Cemetery with Jerry Don Henry officiating. Service are under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home. of Altus.

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