Natalie (Damon) Lewis, 88, a long-time resident of Swanzey died on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. She passed peacefully while sleeping after a period of declining health.
Natalie was born on July 31, 1929 in Scituate, Massachusetts the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Reddy) Damon Perkins. She was raised by her mother and step father, Norman Perkins in Sunapee, NH. Natalie was educated in Sunapee and graduated from Sunapee High School class of 1947.
On November 30, 1952 she exchanged vows with Winthrop “Frosty” Lewis Jr. They were married in a simple service in Sunapee with close family and friends in attendance. They have been married for sixty-five years.
Natalie started her working career as a Nurse for Elliot Community Hospital and later for J. MacAllister MD. As time went on she felt it necessary to stop working and be a stay at home mother and wife.
She had many interests in life. Time was spent watching the Red Sox, working on puzzles and working on adult coloring books. In her younger years Natalie was a lover of gardening. She grew many varieties of roses and flowers. She liked the flowers but her favorite was roses.
Mrs. Lewis is survived by her husband, Winthrop “Frosty” Lewis Jr. of Swanzey. Her children; Nancy L. Perham and her husband Roger of Keene and Susan Atherton and her husband Ken of Craftsbury, VT. A sister, Norma Thomas and her husband John of MN. Two grandchildren; William Pearsall of VA. And Donald Atherton of VT. Two great grandchildren; James Atherton and William Pearsall. In addition, she leaves; cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
In keeping with Natalie’s wishes there were no calling hours. A private family burial with Christian burial rights was held on Thursday, May 24, 2018 in the family lot at Mountain View Cemetery, Swanzey. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com