April 12, 1942 – December 3, 2018
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Lewis John Wiggins on December 3, 2018. Lewis was born on April 12, 1942 in Williams Lake to James and Mary Wiggins. He grew up on the family ranch in Miocene with his brothers and sister and very much enjoyed the ranching lifestyle. The many cousins that were also close by were a big part of his childhood and these relationships were treasured throughout his life.
Lewis and his brothers and sister attended the one room school house at Miocene with their cousins and neighbors. He enjoyed telling stories of the fun they had there, and in particular some of the pranks that were pulled.
Lewis went to Williams Lake for high school and stayed at the dorm. However, life proved more interesting than school for Lewis and he soon left to begin his working career.
He worked at a number of different jobs in his early life that created many fond memories and lifelong friendships.
In 1964 Lewis met the love of his life Sandra and they were married in 1965. Their first child Russell was born in 1966 and Wade followed in 1968. Around this time Lewis took a job at Carson Truck Lines, which began a long career and interest in the trucking business. In 1974 the family moved out to Miocene and Lewis returned to ranching as well as continuing to work in town. These were happy times as the family worked on building up the ranch.
Time went on and the boys married; Russ to Lian and Wade to Janice and this brought grandchildren to the family. Cole, Erin, Sara, Emily and Andrea were all very special to Lewis and he treasured his time with them. Tractor rides, hay forts and bad jokes were all part of the fun.
Even though he had to deal with health issues later in life, Lewis always had a smile on his face and time to chat with everyone. He will be greatly missed and always remembered.
A remembrance open house will be held in the spring.