In Memory

Trevor Lewis

May 17, 1948 - March 25, 2022

Trevor Robert Lewis, 73, of Portland, Ore., passed away peacefully in his sleep March 25, 2022.   Trevor was a good and kind soul and will be immensely missed by all of us who love him.

Trevor was born in La Junta, Colo., May 17, 1948 and grew up in La Grande, Ore., until his Freshman year in High School when the family moved to Eau Claire, Wis. There he graduated from Memorial High. Always active in the Boy Scouts, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. In high school he was also on the wrestling team. He enlisted in the Navy during Vietnam, serving on the USS Saratoga and as a member of Shore Patrol.

Trevor returned home to Eau Claire where he attended the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, then went on to earn an Associate Degree at the Chippewa Valley Technical College. In 1978 he moved to Portland, Ore., where he began working for Boeing as a Precision Instrument Inspector. He continued working at Boeing until his retirement.

Trevor was an enthusiastic and exemplary International Lions Club member, holding several offices including club President and a run for District Governor. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter. Active in amateur boxing, he was a scoring official at many events, including matches for Oregon USA Boxing and the U.S. Olympic Trials.

Trevor was preceded in death by his parents, Roberta and Rhodes Lewis; and his older brother, Gavin Lewis. Trevor is survived by his brother, Scott Lewis; his sister, Lisa Lewis Cavallo; his nephews, Spencer Lewis, Garrett Lewis, Shepherd Lewis, Robert Cavallo, and Ronald Cavallo; his nieces, Stephanie Lewis and Elizabeth Cavallo; and numerous great-nephews, nieces, and friends.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m., May 17, 2022, at Willamette National Cemetery. A memorial service will also be held at one of Trevor's favorite places, Wallowa Lake, Ore, with his family and friends this summer, July 25, 2022.

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11/18/22 02:53 PM #1    

Ron Halpern



I am deeply sorry to learn of Trevor's passing. I considered Trevor a friend of mine in high school. Though soft spoken, Trevor was a very bright, very engaging individual.  He definitely was one of the "good ones".  His death is truly a loss to all of us. 

Rest In Peace my friend. You will be missed.


Ron Halpern 


11/19/22 02:55 AM #2    

Jean Behnke (Wisnewski)

I remember seeing Trevor in high school but I did not know him.  I'm saddened by the loss of another fellow classmate. LIfe is so precious.  May you rest in peace.

06/24/23 05:58 PM #3    

Liz Hibbard (Isaacson)

I am especially sad to read of Trevor's passing. I remember him as a kind friend and classmate. It seems that he lived a good and full life and for that we are grateful. -Liz Isaacson

06/25/23 12:04 PM #4    

Mark Ortiz

Somehow I missed this when it was first posted.  I knew Trevor quite well and remember him fondly.  I recall that he'd moved to town from Oregon.  I could be wrong but I think his dad taught at the university and Trevor was a new kid in our 9th grade class in the basement of Campus School.  His family initially lived down toward the YMCA, I think on Graham.  Then they got a house near me, on Roosevelt near that triangular traffic island where McKinley intersects Roosevelt.

When we attended Memorial, his family and mine formed a car pool to drive us to school in the morning.  Also in that were Tom York and Neva Robinson.  Parents took turns driving for a week.  We didn't qualify for school bus service; you had to live 2 miles from school.  We had to get ourselves home after school, generally on foot.  The route took me down a foot path through the woods to Putnam Drive, then across Minnie Creek on a white wooden foot bridge into the Hoeppners' back yard, then around past Trevor's house to McKinley.  I remember there were times in the winter when the snow would drift to mid thigh depth on that path down the hill.

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