Rose Lewis May, 28, 2019

July 2019 Posted in Obituary

Throughout her life, Rose Lewis worked internationally for peace and justice, but Rose also acted locally with Silverton People For Peace (SPFP). As a dedicated member of the peace and social justice group, she was a regular at the monthly evening vigils even during winter weather and darkness, despite living seven miles from Silverton off a back country road. She also participated in SPFP’s annual King Observance and Homer Davenport Community Festival Parade entry. Rose passed away on May, 28, 2019,  at age 85.

Before settling on their small farm outside of Silverton, Rose (a native Oregonian) and her late husband, Dick, who passed away in 2017, worked on various social justice and environmental projects in Japan, Africa and other countries. They brought non-violent conflict resolution training to inmates in Oregon correctional institutions and were active in various peace and social justice issues in Oregon.

Rose and Dick were recipients of the annual Salem Peace Lecture “Salem Peacemaker’s Award” for their life-long dedication to peace and social justice work.

Rose is survived by her children Ana Lewis, Marta Weiss and her grandson McKinley.

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