Barbara Joyce Lewis
Barbara Joyce Lewis passed away in her home on May 15, with her family by her side at 90 years of age.
Barbara was born in Clearfield, Penn., the youngest of three siblings. After graduating high school, she attended Allegheny General Hospital Nursing School in Pittsburgh, Penn., where she graduated in 1951 as a registered nurse. In 1956 she moved to San Francisco, where she worked at UCSF Hospital for two years. Following her marriage in 1959, Barbara moved to Alameda in 1960. She worked at Alameda Hospital for 37 years until her retirement in 1997.
Barbara’s life was dedicated to working full-time as an RN until her retirement. She was a member of Eastern Star and Trinity Lutheran Church. At Trinity, she sang in the choir and served lunch for the Senior Lunch Program. Additionally, Barbara was also a volunteer at the Alameda Animal Shelter and was a docent at the Alameda Museum. Keeping her needs and wishes unspoken, Barbara would always care for others first, always willing to help others in need.