Mary Ellen (Baker) Lewis, 70, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 in Houston, Texas after a courageous battle with cancer.
Although Ellen lived in Texas for nearly 5 decades, she always considered Maine to be her home. She was born on March 13, 1942 in Bangor, Maine to Richard Baker and Regina (Soucie) Baker. She graduated from Brewer High School in 1960 where she was Head Cheerleader, a member of Glee Club, and active in Se Beowulf, a community service organization.
In 1975 she moved to Houston where she touched an entire community. When family members, friends or neighbors became ill, Ellen was the first one there to nurse them back to health. After Hurricane Katrina, she spent days comforting and caring for evacuees. Ellen always put others before herself, and even in her final days was more concerned with her family's well-bring than her own.
Ellen is survived by the love of her life, Charles Allen "Chuck" Lewis, Sr. of Houston; and her children Robin Patterson; Shawn Doughty and his wife Karen; and Allen Lewis and his wife Cynthia. She had one granddaughter, LaRae Doughty, who meant the world to her. She is also survived by her siblings Joyce Remaly, Brian Baker, Lance Baker, and Larry Baker. Ellen was preceded in death by her brother David Baker, and sisters Louise Baker and Jean Walker.
A visitation will be held on Friday, June 15 at Advantage Howard Glendale Funeral Home from 5-9 PM. A chapel service will be held at the same location on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 10AM, with interment to follow at San Jacinto Cemetery.