Mary Ann Heidi Lewis, of Trout Lake, passed into the Light on August 09, 2019.
Born on December 25,1931, in the Bronx, she was a Christmas baby who always lit up any room she entered with her friendly joie-de-vivre.
Known as Heidi, she grew up in Yonkers, before the family moved to Trout Lake in 1948, where she graduated from Bolton Central School. She attended Albany State, and as a returning student, graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1972.
Heidi lived for many years in Coudersport, PA, before moving back to Trout Lake in the 90's. Wherever she lived, she pursued her creativity, from jewelry making to mural painting, and her greatest expression, watercolor and pastel painting. She was an active supporter of classical music, attending countless concerts and volunteering at the Sembrich Opera Museum.
Heidi is survived by her husband of 51 years, Robert P. Lewis, of Bolton Landing, NY, her daughters Karen (Philip Williams) Villesvik, Debra (James) LaMantia, and Lugene (Paul) Heimel, and grandchildren Jahanan Williams, Justin and Zachary Pucci, and Blair Heimel. She was predeceased by her parents, Nellie and Walter Wurzbach, her first husband, John U. Villesvik, her son, John Erik Villesvik, her brother, Walter O. Wurzbach, and her beloved Oma, Anna Krellwitz Wischhuesen.
The family would like to especially thank the loving staff of both The Good Shepherd Home in Saratoga Springs, NY, and Community Hospice of Saratoga for their attentive and compassionate care during Heidi's last months.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Sembrich Opera Museum in Bolton Landing or Community Hospice of Saratoga.
Please visit www.alexanderfh.net for online guest book and condolences.