Vincent B. Lewis

March 8, 1961 ~ January 24, 2022 (age 60)


Vincent B. Lewis, 60, went on his journey to the Creator’s world at his home in Burns, Oregon. He was born on March 8, 1961 in Phoenix, AZ. The son of Ruth Mary Hoodie and Frederick Randall Lewis. Vince grew up and attended schools in Burns, Oregon, and Kicking Horse Job Corps, in Ronan, Montana, and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was a member of the Burns Paiute Tribe, and over the years, he held many jobs as a seasonal fire fighter, groundskeeping to name a few. Through his actions and generosity, he enjoyed helping others with mowing and trimming large yards, and chopping wood for elders of the community. He was a simple man who loved being outside and spent many hours riding his bike, tinkering with his method of transportation, new or used. He was a lifelong resident of Burns, prior to his mother’s passing and as moments went by, he enjoyed spending his time around the house near her, listening to old time stories and looking at photos of what Burns looked like in the old time days. In his youth he was a boxer coached by the late Clifford Sam. As the years went by and in quiet times, he enjoyed watching sports on T.V., he was a fan of the Phoenix Suns of the NBA, and he also liked watching action movies. His all-time favorite was Apollo Creed or anything to do with boxing. If he wasn’t doing those, then he would be listening to the reggae tunes of Bob Marley and the Wailers. Although, his spirit left us, he had been taken to a place of safety, and that day of shelter came for Vince who was a special person and loved son. He now reunites with his parents, brother, Mark Lewis, and dear niece, Shayna Lewis. He is survived by his brother and sisters, Randall Lewis, Glenda Thompson (Al), Joanne Aspaas (Frank), Schemel Lewis, Monica Jackson (Daniel), and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces & nephews, and many other relatives. This buffalo soldier (his favorite reggae song by Bob Marley & the Walers) went home to be with his Creator and was laid to rest on Saturday, January 29th,  2022 at the Burns Paiute Old Camp Cemetery near his mother. We’re all going to miss you. R.I.P. Vinnie

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