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Camille Chartz Lewis, 94

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 16th, 2013

Camille Chartz Lewis passed away at age 94 in Banning, Calif. Preceding her in death were her mother and father, Lyle F. and May T. Hughes; three brothers, Richard Hughes, Lyle Hughes, and Bill Hughes; her three children, Curtis Arden Chartz, Gregory Chartz and Patricia Chartz.

Surviving Camille are her husband, Woody Lewis; two grandsons, Bobby Chartz of Washington and David Chartz of Colorado; one sister, Joey Aneas of the local area; nieces and nephews, Elaine Hughes, Donna Ham, and Beth McCreary, Sherry Hughes and Dugger Hughes, Susan Aneas and Jackie Joe Aneas.

Camille was born and raised in Globe and attended a little one-room school house three miles up Ice House Canyon Road called the Lee School. When Camille was in the fourth grade, the school house burned down and the entire school, all 22 children, were bussed into town from then on.

Camille graduated from Globe High School as valedictorian of her class, and went on to work her way through college at Flagstaff. Camille raised her children and taught school at various places across the United States, finally coming back home to teach at Central Heights School and retiring from Bullion Plaza School.

For several years, Camille volunteered at the Globe Historical Museum and judged school exhibits for the Gila County Fair. After about 65 years, one day, out of the blue, Woody called Camille and they re-kindled their friendship and married, each being 85 years young. They lived in the Globe area the next year and a half, then moved to Woody’s home in Banning, Calif. to live out a great 10-year marriage.

Woody was born in the house at the forks of Ice House and Six Shooter Canyon roads, 95 years ago this month. He went to school at Copper Hills and later moved to Phoenix, where he graduated high school and went on to attend college at Flagstaff. Woody has now moved to Flagstaff to live with his daughter, Kathy Crowfoot.

Woody still has several Lewis relatives living in the area.

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