MESA, Ariz.

Lewis Busby

Jan. 31, 1919 - July 20, 2011

Lewis Busby, formerly of Genesee Depot, died at the age of 92 in Mesa, Ariz., on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. He was born Jan. 31, 1919, to Charles and Amy Busby in Armel, Colo.

His school years were spent in Woodland Park, Colo., where he met and married Alma Spradlin on Jan. 11, 1941, in New Mexico. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this past January.

Lewis was an iron worker by trade and spent his early years working in the shipyards along the West Coast, and later settling in Wisconsin. He worked for the Price Erecting and J.C. Penney Co. before retiring to Arizona in 1979. He loved to create things and was a very adventurous person who loved to travel and "Jeep around."

Besides his wife, Alma, he is survived by daughters, Bert (Jon) Lantz of Aurora, Ill., and Diane Busby (Ken Schaefer) of Pewaukee; grandchildren, Dan Trevorrow of Watertown, Michael (Gretchen) Lantz of Naperville, Ill., and Tami (Dan) Klawitter of West Allis; great- grandchildren, Dominic Trevorrow of Watertown, Ashley Klawitter of West Allis and Ryan, Anna, Sara, and Drew Lantz of Naperville.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Louise Rowan. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. His spirit will be with us all always.

His body was cremated. Memorials may be given to the Banner Garden Hospice House in Mesa, Arizona.

"Let There Be Peace in the Valley" -
"Happy Trails to You ‘Til We Meet Again."