Margaret “Midge” Valray Lewis

October 11, 1950 - June 15, 2021

Margaret “Midge” Valray Lewis, age 70, a winter resident of Cape Coral, FL for five years, formerly of South Haven, MI, and Sandusky, MI, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in her home in Cape Coral. Midge was born October 11, 1950 in Sandusky to the late Laverne and Laurelie (Dutcher) Jacobi.

Midge was of Protestant faith and attended Faith Presbyterian in Cape Coral, and United Church of Christ in South Haven. She was a graduate of Sienna Heights University with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.  She was a member of the Elk’s Club and Garden Club of South Haven. She was a gifted artist with a talent for weaving, spinning, jewelry making and fiber arts. She enjoyed beach combing, glass, rock and driftwood collecting. She shared her artistic talent through teaching at Kalamazoo Institute for the Arts and her friends and family every chance she could. She was a member of numerous weaving and artistic guilds in Michigan and Florida. She was a volunteer and active member of her community. 

 She was an avid traveler having visited countries from Ireland to Uzbekistan. She especially loved the water and enjoyed her time on her boat exploring the beaches of Florida. Midge was a devoted wife, mother, friend, and grandmother and always put everyone before herself. Her kind and generous spirit will be remembered by all. 

 She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Larry Lewis of Cape Coral; her three sons, Michael Lewis (Linda) of Applegate, MI, Chris Lewis (Heather) of Cape Coral, FL and Nathan Lewis (Lisa) of Barrington, IL; five grandchildren, Alexander Lewis, Nikolaus Lewis, Maxwell Lewis, Abigail Lewis, and Sebastian Lewis; siblings, Jeff Jacobi (Mary) of Caseville, MI, Lyn Jacobs of Sandusky, MI, and Tracy Jacobi (Carla) of Caseville, MI.

Cremation services have been entrusted to Mullins Memorial Funeral Home, Cape Coral. A celebration of life will be held at Countryside Free Methodist Church (912 Sanilac Rd., Sandusky, MI 48471) in the fellowship hall on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 4 pm. Food and fellowship will follow afterward. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Al-Van Humane Society 07591 Blue Star Highway, South Haven, MI, the South Haven Center of Arts, 600 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI or the American Cancer Society, 4575 Via Royale, # 110, Fort Myers, FL 33919.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

Guestbook

  1. Michael Kent Lewis Jun 22, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    Mom and dad on the boat

  2. Janette Hendrix Jun 22, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    My heartfelt condolences for your loss. Midge was always kind and full of joy and energy whenever I had the pleasure to be in her company. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Deb Carter Jun 22, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. May your memories bring you peace.

  4. Nona Trepkowski Jun 22, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    So sorry to hear of Midge’s passing! Our thoughts and prayers for all of the family. Cherish all of the find memories!

  5. Wendy Harrison Jun 22, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    I am so sorry. May you all find peace in lots of memories.

  6. Vickie Daley Jun 22, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    My deepest sympathies and prayers to the Lewis family during this difficult time. May God grant you comfort and peace. Rest in peace Midge.

  7. Michael Kent Lewis Jun 22, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    Mom and her boat

  8. John and Tysha Gill Jun 22, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Joe and Jenny Gervais Jun 22, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    Our sympathy to all of your family Midge brought a smile and warmth to every room she entered. Midge was never at a loss for words and you always felt at home in Midge’s company. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. The Ericksons Jun 22, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    Nate & Lisa & Family — We are so very sorry for your tremendous loss. Thinking of you!

  11. Marcy Covey Jun 23, 2021 at 9:55 am

    Larry & Family – So very sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  12. Doris Militello Jun 23, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    So very sorry for you loss. Midge was bright and sunny any time I would see her. She will be missed by all. Prayers to all of you. ❤

  13. Joel Jackson Jun 24, 2021 at 7:32 am

    Very sorry. Nothing but good memories for everyone she shared life with…even us little we kids growing up with you all. God bless.

  14. Shirley Wagoner Jun 24, 2021 at 11:12 am

    I’m so sorry, Lewis family.
    Always a big smile and a greeting.
    Always a friend to so many. She will certainly be missed. Prayers for all.

  15. Roseann & Ron Kopacz Jun 24, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    We will miss Midge. She was blessed with many talents, was a hard worker & had an ability to talk with anyone. & make them feel welcome. She was always a gracious host & willing to help where needed. She & Larry became part of our family when our daughter, Linda, married their son , Michael, but they were friends long before that. Rest In Peace in the arms of God.

  16. Roberta Price Jun 27, 2021 at 3:20 pm

    We are so deeply saddened to learn that Midge has died. Our entire family has shared a friendship and connection with her families for decades. We remember as a young girl she was an avid Girl Scout, a Cheerleader, and a budding artist. We also remember her as Larry’s High School Sweetheart.
    Midge was always kind and energetic and curious about all things in life.
    She loved sharing her artistic ideas, and details about her home and garden and family.
    Our hearts go out to everyone who will continue to be touched by this loss.
    Most Sincerely,
    Roberta and Doug and the Rizzardi family

  17. Dan & Jill Wheeler Jun 28, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    Midge’s beautiful smile and genuine kindness will be missed. Our heartfelt sympathies to the entire Lewis Family.

  18. Jacquelyn Cowles Jun 29, 2021 at 9:56 am

    Midge was an honest, trustful, caring , friendly and great to be around. What a loss to her family. She loved her kids and grandchildren. So sorry for her family’s loss.

  19. Denise Bucklad (Lewis) Jul 2, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    I am sorry for your loss of Midge. I have a blanket she made me for Christmas in 1998, and I use every road trip I go on. Her kind heart will never be forgotten. May you find peace in knowing that she has gone home.

  20. Jan Piscitelli Jul 6, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    My thoughts are with the entire family. Midge was a joyous and talented textile artist who was a vibrant member of our group, Art Quilters Unlimited. She will be truly missed.

  21. Randy Khalaf Jul 6, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    Sending my condolences and prayers to Nate Lewis and family. Cherish all the years of wonderful memories.

  22. Cheryl Costley Jul 8, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    I am so sad for all of you–Midge’s family and dear friends. She and I met almost 13 years ago at an art workshop in Traverse City, MI and had the chance to reunite when she joined Art Quilters Unlimited in FL. She was so full of life with such a caring and giving personality. She will be missed by all.

  23. Nancy Berg Jul 8, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    In the five years I’ve known Midge through Art Quilters, I have enjoyed every moment with her. She was the life of the party, the eternal optimist, and the kindest of friends; and I know that you all must be missing her terribly. Remember her light and the love she had for all of you. My sincerest condolences.

  24. Joyce Grande Jul 9, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    My deepest sympathy for your loss. I knew Midge through the Art Quilters group and then later when she moved to Cape Coral we sometimes played Mahjongg. She was a wonderful, giving person who will be sorely missed. She spoke so often of her kids and grandkids…know that you all brought her a great deal of joy.

  25. Sally Dutko Jul 12, 2021 at 10:04 am

    I was shocked to hear about Midge. She was an important part of our creative group: Art Quilters Unlimited. I had many wonderful talks with her on our sewing retreats and at workshops. At one of our meetings in 2019 Midge presented a great demo on one of her favorite techniques, discharge fabric dyeing.
    I will remember her as sparkling and always enthusiastic. Her positivity was contagious. Such a loss for all of us.

  26. Ann wilschke Jul 12, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    I am so saddened to hear of Midge’s passing. My friendship with her was thru fiber arts. She was extremely knowledgeable & never stopped learning or sharing her talents. A truly joyful & caring person! My sympathy to you all.

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