David Bagley Lewis


(Nov. 22, 2006)

Memorial services are scheduled Sat., Dec. 2 in Garden Grove, Calif., for former Powell resident, David Bagley Lewis, 59.

He died Wednesday, Nov. 22 at his home in Garden Grove from cancer.

David was born in Powell on May 6, 1947 to Glenn and LeNore Lewis, attending local schools and graduating from Powell High School in 1965. He then went to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, for one year, leaving to serve two years as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Eastern Atlantic States mission from 1966 to 1968.

He graduated from BYU in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and was hired by Sears, Roebuck & Co. as an assistant store comptroller and then store comptroller trainee, working in Modesto, Concord and San Diego, Calif. He was hired by Denny’s Inc. in 1973 as an internal auditor at the company’s corporate headquarters in La Mirada, Calif., and later as senior corporate accountant.

He married Catherine Ann Peyton on Oct. 2, 1975, in the Los Angeles Temple of the LDS Church. The couple moved into their home in Garden Grove in 1976. Four children were born to them: Andrea (1976), Laura (1978), Michelle (1979) and Jeffrey (1981).

David left Denny’s in 1982 to become the Vice President-Comptroller for Innovative Holding Co. Inc. in Irvine, Calif. After the closing of the company in 1997, he became chief financial officer for Logon Data Corporation. He later became a consultant and then a realtor, in which he was engaged at the time of his death.

In the community he was active in Scouting and eventually served as the district chairman, receiving the Silver Beaver Award in 2004. He became part of the Interfaith Council of Garden Grove, Stanton, and Westminster and received their Community Spirit in Action Award. He also served on the Garden Grove Police Chief’s Community Forum and was an advisory board member for the BYU Management Society of Orange County and a member of the Institute of Management Accountants.

At church he served as bishop of the Garden Grove Fourth Ward and later as stake president of the Garden Grove Stake. Until his death, he served in the Newport Beach Temple as a coordinator, having served previously in the Los Angeles Temple.

David is survived by his wife, Cathy; daughters Andrea and husband Adam McGary of Costa Mesa, Calif., Laura and her husband Johnny Hollingshead of Salt Lake City, Utah, Michelle and her husband Jared Aller of San Francisco, Calif.; a son, Jeffrey of Garden Grove; three granddaughters, Meghan and Kaitlyn McGary and Sydney Hollingshead. He is also survived by his father, Glenn R. Lewis of Sandy, Utah; brother, Donald Lewis of Redding, Calif.; and sisters, JoEllen Green of El Centro, Calif. and Diane Hull of Redlands, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his mother, LeNore Bagley Lewis (1989), and brother Grant (1982).