CRESTON, CA – Albert Alden Lewis passed away peacefully at home on March 4, 2018. He was born to Robert “Bob” George Lewis and Alberta Stone Lewis in San Luis Obispo, Calif., on July 16, 1952. His childhood was spent on the family ranch in Carrisa Plains, Calif. Albert always enjoyed a good calf branding and was an avid team roper from childhood.
Leasing his first ranch right out of high school he continued a lifetime of ranching. Long hours were spent farming through the 1970’s. He built and operated ready mix, masonry block manufacturing and sand and gravel businesses throughout his life. Albert’s first love, the cattle business, was the backbone of his livelihood. Seeing a good load of Mexican steers through to their finish at the feedyard gave him great satisfaction of a job well done.
Albert was an avid member of Rancheros Visitadores, past president of the Paso Robles Trail Ride and an active board member of Creston Classic Rodeo. He enjoyed traveling the western United States, team roping at the Reno Invitational, World Series Finale, Arizona winter ropings and any small jackpot in between with his family.
Albert is survived by his wife Judy Lewis, daughter Elizabeth Shadle, son Alden Lewis, son-in-law Jon Shadle, daughter-in-law Magali Lewis, grandchildren Ella Shadle and Lucas Lewis. Albert’s mother Alberta Lewis, sisters Susan Cochrane and husband Bill, Georgia Prossick and husband Jim, and brother Robert Lewis survive him. Albert has one nephew and seven nieces. His father Robert Lewis and niece Savannah Lewis preceded him in death.
A celebration of life will be held March 31 at Navajo Ranch in his memory.