Kendra Lewis |

Kendra Lewis

Kendra Lewis

Kendra “Kenny” Elizabeth Lewis of Anchorage, Alaska, passed away in Grass Valley on April 26, 2013. She was 21.

A celebration of her life will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Alta Sierra Country Club.

Kendra was born in Anchorage, Alaska, on Feb. 21, 1992, and was a cook at the Olympic Cafe in Kapaa, Kauai.

Kendra relocated to California in 1998 with her mother, Maria; sister, Kyna, and brother, Cy. he attended Alta Sierra Elementary and spent a year at the Nevada City School of Arts. Kendra loved Grass Valley, Girl Scouts, the Yuba River and art. She lived in Grass Valley until 2004 when she and her family moved back to Alaska.

Kendra was loved by many. She had a light that always shined; a drive that never gave up; and a heart that was strong, caring, compassionate and loving. She was a great person and had ambitions and goals in life. Even though she is gone, her light will shine. She was a daughter, sister, niece, cousin, granddaughter and friend. She blessed everyone with 21 years of her beautiful life, and the memories she shared will always be cherished.

She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Maria and Jeremy Ketchum; father, Michael Lewis; sister, Kyna Lewis; brother, Cy Lewis; half brother, Sean Lewis; stepsister, Tristyn Ketchum; grandparents Ken Lewis, Sigrid Vanek, Tania Welch, Harry Wagner and Judy Ketchum; and numerous loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Kendra was preceded in death by her grandma, Judy Hillard.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

All flowers are provided and can be purchased by Grass Valley Florist (530-273-2223).

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