Saturday, November 27, 2010

As we commemorate 10 years the Lewis’ begin year 1

Stuart William Lewis, 43 years old and Karalee Lewis, 18 years old, both of American Fork, Utah, perished in a car accident in Tabiona, Utah, on November 25, 2010. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, the Lewis family was about 10 minutes away from their intended destination when their 18 year old daughter, who was driving, pulled out in front of a semi truck at the intersection of State Road 35 and State Road 208.
According to police, the driver was unable to avoid the crash and hit the driver’s side of the Oldsmobile Silhouette van the family was riding in. The two Lewis members, identified above, died at the scene of the crash. Other family members, Trudy Ann Lewis, 46, James Andrew Lewis, 15, and Abigail Lewis, 11 were injured, with the two children being flown to Primary Children’s Medical Center in critical and serious condition. All were reported to have been wearing their seatbelt.
As reported at ronkramerlaw
I can’t help but feel sad for this family, as my family and I have a unique perspective on this sort of tragedy. I want to help. I know I have readers out there. I wonder if we can’t do something to help this family out.
“Relatives have set up a fund at the Bank of American Fork called the Trudy Makin Lewis fund. Trudy is the mother/wife who was injured in the accident. I understand they are quite desperate financially, now that their bread-winner has died and especially in view of the enormous medical bills they are facing.” – John Hollenhorst KSL news.
You can donate to this fund at any Bank of American Fork. Just tell the person at the bank you would like to make a donation to the "Trudy Makin Lewis Fund."
I know that a similar fund was put in place for my family, and it helped a LOT! It is because people took time to help us out that we were able to accomplish as much as we were could. I ask with the most sincerity that I can muster, please help this family! If you live close by please find out what you can do to help them. I do not know if they are members of the LDS church, but please try to contact a bishop in American Fork and find out what you can do to help. Anything, from money, to meals, to thinking of you cards will help. This family desperately needs help, let’s give it to them.
I could not find a way to contribute to this fund online. I am in contact with KSL, so if they alert me to any news I will post it here. If anyone else can figure out how to contribute online please post it in the comments.


  1. I knew Stu pretty well. A salt of the earth kind of fella. I feel so deeply for Trudy and the family. Wonderful, committed LDS people, but loving and accepting of all, whatever place they may be in. I know the family could use financial help. I hope people will take an opportunity to give.

  2. We'll get on it. Thanks for the link.

  3. Oh, how tragic. How absolutely tragic. Thank you for sharing and we will keep this family in our prayers.

  4. On it. Wow, your unique perspective is really going to come in handy. Your family knows exactly what is going to happen for them in this next critical time. Let's hope that their family ends up being as blessed as the Nancy and Keith family.