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Tish Lewis Celebration of Life

June 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a time of remembrance, celebration and a look back at a wonderful lady.

Tish Lewis was born Patricia James on March 10, 1932, to David and Julia (Bannister) James in Croydon, England, 20 miles south of London. She died April 6, 2024 near the Owyhee Mountains in her Murphy, Idaho, home. Her death saddens many hundreds of her treasured friends – people whose lives she enriched – throughout the United States, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico and several European countries.

The Owyhee’s were her favorite place in all the world – the perfect place where she and her husband, Gene Lewis, had finally, in 1996, settled on their little ranch on Briar Creek near Murphy. She had traveled – usually with horses – to many countries. She left England for Canada in 1960 and did not ever return to stay. However, she often visited family and forever retained her English citizenship and charming accent. In 2016, she completed a meticulously hand lettered autobiography titled: “From the U.K. to the Owyhees Via The World Thanks to the Horse.

As she finished it in 2015, she wrote, “I am proud of my British heritage and fiercely loyal to the Royal Family. Whatever the future may hold, I have had a wonderful life. It has been a great ride.”

The Celebration of Life for Tish will be at 3 p.m. June 5, 2024, at the Museum in Murphy, where she contributed so much. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Owyhee Historical Museum.



June 5
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Owyhee County Historical Society


Owyhee Museum
17085 Basey St.
Murphy, ID 83650 United States
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(208) 495-2319
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