Lewis Harvey DeVaux, 83, Bandon, died Sept. 6, 2000.

He was born Sept. 6, 1917, in Kansas City, Mo., to Harvey and Lucy DeVaux.

He was raised in Kansas City and married Claudine Bradford, also of Kansas City, on Feb. 14, 1943.

He served in the Navy in the Pacific Ocean during World War II.

Mr. DeVaux worked as a tool and die maker for most of his life in Southern California. He and his wife moved to Brookings when he retired in 1977.

He moved to Bandon after his wifes death in 1994.

He enjoyed traveling, reading, collecting coins and gardening. He especially enjoyed a trip he and his wife took to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico where they saw the Mayan pyramids and other ruins, his family said.

Survivors are daughter and son-in-law Lorraine and Bob Pool, Bandon; brothers Melvin DeVaux, Kansas City, Mo.; Alfred DeVaux, Lees Summit, Mo.; Gene DeVaux, Greenwood, Mo.

Preceding him in death was his wife Claudine and his sister Frances Church.

Contributions may be made to the American Legion of Brookings.

Memorial services are scheduled for today (Sept. 13) at 12:30 p.m. at Littys Funeral Chapel of Brookings, 517 Railroad Street.

A service is also scheduled for Friday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. at Heritage Place in Bandon.

Arrangements are under the direction of Littys Brookings Funeral Directors.