The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

LCDR Lewis Olin “Lew” Stanford

Photo added by Dan Arnes

LCDR Lewis Olin “Lew” Stanford

  • Birth 22 May 1957 Texas, USA
  • Death 27 May 2011
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Scattered over mountains in Montana where he hunted elk.
  • Memorial ID 82895328

Lewis was born at Dallas, TX to William and Viola Stanford in 1957 and died at his home in Bellingham, WA on Friday May 27, 2011.

He graduated from Wasson High School in Colorado Springs in 1975 and from the University of Montana in 1984.

During this time Lew entered the Navy and served for 20 years as a helicopter and fixed wing pilot at various duty stations, including Bahrain during Desert Shield. After retirement, he worked as an Emergency Medical Services pilot where he met his wife, Rose.

Lew was proud of his three daughters and loved his family and friends whose steadfast support brought him through the difficult times.

After being diagnosed with cancer Lewis said, "Some people's lives are long and narrow, my life is wide and full". He lived a rich, full life, filled with love, laughter and integrity. He enjoyed sharing his love of the outdoors, hunting, fishing and flying with those he loved.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Goure; daughters, Katie (Andrew) Hicks, Jennie Stanford and Kim (Rob) Barker; granddaughters, Lucy Stanford and Brielle Hicks; father, William Stanford; brother, Bill Stanford; and sisters, June McGrath and Peggy (John) Dyer.

His mother, Viola Stanford, preceded him in death.

A celebration of Lew's life will be held at the Squalicum Boat House in Bellingham, WA on Tuesday, May 31 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.


See more Stanford memorials in:

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: Barb
  • Added: 3 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82895328
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LCDR Lewis Olin “Lew” Stanford (22 May 1957–27 May 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82895328, ; Maintained by Barb (contributor 46936813) Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Scattered over mountains in Montana where he hunted elk..