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Lewis Fort

November 2, 1936 — September 7, 2020

Lewis Oliver Fort (November 2, 1936 – September 7, 2020) Lewis O. Fort passed away September 7, 2020, at home. Lew had endured pancreatic cancer and beat it and fought high blood pressure. He lost this earthly battle to cardiac arrest and is now absent the body and present with His Lord. He was born November 2, 1936 to parents Urban and Esther (Garner) Fort in Wendell, Idaho. Lew was the eldest of three children, younger brother Bob and youngest brother Tom. He graduated from Jerome High School in 1954 and attended Idaho State University studying electronics. He joined the United States Air Force in 1956 and received an Honorable Discharge upon completion of his service. He married Alicia Bond Deck on January 1, 1976 at First Baptist Church in Jerome, Idaho. Lew loved the out of doors and spent many hours and days hunting, fishing, camping and driving his Scout in the desert. He was an excellent detail person. He owned and operated a VCR repair business, Storyland Video. He was the go-to person for others in the VCR repair business when they had a “dog.” Dog refers to a VCR that had problems deep inside the electronic makeup that took a specialist to fix. “If Lew couldn’t fix it, it couldn’t be fixed.” He later joined the ranks of real estate sales and was successful in that venture. Lew spent years singing Barbershop music. He was a member of the S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A. chorus in Twin Falls. He had a rich baritone voice and sang with the Misterfits barbershop quartet. He grew up singing. His Mom played the piano and sang alto, Dad played the guitar and sang the lead, Lew sang bass, Bob sang tenor and Tom joined right in there with what ever part he could find (his words). Lew and Alicia sang in the Magic Valley Chorale and took part in many concerts with the Magic Valley Sympathy Orchestra. He was preceded in death by his father James Urban Fort and his mother Esther Mae Garner Fort. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Alicia and her children Kathy (Sean) Starkey, Fountain, Colorado and Richard Deck (Sharon) Fairbanks, Alaska; grandchildren Richard Breckenridge, Erin Breckenridge, Julie Starkey and Sam Starkey; brothers Bob Fort (Carol) Twin Falls, Tom Fort (Roberta) Yamhill, Oregon. Due to Covid 19 there will not be a service. In lieu of flowers it is suggested that memorials be given to First Baptist Church of Twin Falls with a note to “Camp Scholarship Fund” Lew Fort Memorial. Please send to: 910 Shoshone St. E, Twin Falls, ID 83301. Memorials may also be given online at firstb.info or you may donate to your favorite charity in memory of Lew.
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