Mrs. Siney Lewis Passes To Final Rest at Home Of Daughter on Sunday
Mrs. Elizabeth Colman Lewis, 76, died on Sunday evening, December 18, at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. E.W. Lewis, of diseases incident to old age. Mrs. Lewis had been invalided
for several years.
The deceased daughter of George and Elizabeth Bailey-Colman, was born December 6,
1856 in Buckinghamshire, England. The Colmans became converts to the L.D.S. faith and in
1864 emigrated to America, coming directly to Utah. They crossed the plains with an ox team.
On January 5, 1873 she married Siney Lewis in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City.
To this union there was born 11 children, 4 sons and 7 daughters, 9 of whom survive: Siney, Jr.,
Frank and Chas. Lewis, all of Vernal; Mrs. Leonora Evans, Mrs. Annie Springer, Mrs. Mary
Hatch, Mrs. Barta Merkley, Mrs. Jennie Hullinger, all of Vernal and Mrs. Georgia McClelland,
San Francisco, Calif.
There are 2 brothers and two sisters surviving, all living in Heber City, but unable to
attend the funeral, Lewis and Sam Colman and Mrs. Sarah Lewis and Mrs. Annie McMillan.
Mrs. Lewis came to the Ashley Valley in 1896 and her two youngest children were born in
Vernal. She remembered the driving of the golden spike at the completion of the railroad in 1869.
Her life had been one of constant activity until during the last few years when it became difficult
for her to move about.
Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) in the Glines ward chapel.