January 13, 1944 ~ December 23, 2018
On Sunday, December 23, 2018, his house was full of family sharing memories, laughs, tears while comforting and surrounding their patriarch, Lewis. The day had gone well, and although he was in his own world now and his once athletic body and razor-sharp mind were racked with the symptoms of advanced Alzheimer's, we believe he had a feeling of contentment and that his children and wife would be fine. Lew then slipped away and returned to the loving arms of his Mother, Father, and Son.
He was born January 13, 1944, to Lowell Middleton Stone and Doris Anderson Stone.
He graduated at Ogden High School in 1962. He honorably served his country in the National Guard.
He married Karen Van Drimmelen March 12, 1965. They were later divorced. Through this marriage, they had three children Casey (deceased), Wendy and Tami. He loved his children with all his heart.
He married Toni P. Cammack February 1, 1986. They were later divorced.
On September 26, 2000, he married the love of his life Sheila M. Read. Lew loving accepted her son and daughter as his own.
Lew was a master on a slalom water ski. He and Paul Gillette built one of the first Pine View speedboats (Big Red) and they, along with lifelong friend Bill Glassman, did the summers in it. Lew was a classic car buff, renovating a gorgeous, red early year Mustang in his garage and owning some of the fastest drag cars at OHS.
Lew held many jobs in his lifetime but made a career working for the Union Pacific Railroad. After retiring he began Masterpiece Cues. He was a master craftsman. He put his whole heart into creating the most beautiful pool cues. Each one was a unique work of art. He was also a superb pool player. Besides building them, he knew how to use them, shooting and winning some of the most coveted Eight and Nine Ball tournaments around, even placing high in many of the prestigious Las Vegas tournaments. Lew was on many pool leagues throughout the years enjoying the friendships of many. He had such a big heart. He was always there for his family and friends.
Lew was a man of many talents who also built super fireworks and blazing rockets that flew in 3 stages to some 1500 feet and then exploded in a huge report and lighting the night sky. To those of us who knew Lew, he's left an unfillable void. However, he's now healthy and robust and this is good. He'll be smiling again and spending his time with his son and mother and father and playing pool in some of the big tournaments in the sky. We'll miss you, my friend, for people like you don't come along every day. We'll be watching in the night, waiting for that one mysterious shooting star that releases fiery streamers that crackle then float softly down to the earth, bringing its pilot with them to have a quick look around just to make sure that things are as they should be.
He is leaving behind his wife Sheila; brother Lowell (Kathy); daughters Wendy (Timm) and Tami (Michael); stepson Steve (Jen); and stepdaughter Shiloy. He enjoyed the love of 12 beautiful grandchildren and one precious great-granddaughter.
Lew asked to be cremated. There will be a Celebration of Life on Friday, January 18, 2019, at Leavitt's Mortuary, 836 - 36th St., Ogden, UT from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. CASUAL DRESS.
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