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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 12:06 pm | Updated: 11:48 pm, Tue Oct 23, 2012.

Ardis (Johnson) Lewis, 75

Ardis (Johnson) Lewis, R.N., age 75, who dedicated her life to the healing of others, died of breast cancer on Oct. 9, 2012, in Los Angeles, Calif. With her death, the world has lost a great person.

There will be celebration of Ardi’s life from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Friendship Hall in Los Angeles. Donations can be made to her favorite organization online at Heifer International.

Ardis was born in Northfield Hospital on April 20, 1937. She grew up in the Fox Lake and Little Prairie communities. After graduating from Northfield High School in 1955, she went on to receive her registered nurse diploma from Anker Hospital School of Nursing, St. Paul, in 1958.

Her 42-year career that included pioneering nursing in the field of Neonatal Intensive Care at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, in 1965. After starting a family and moving to Los Angeles in 1972, she continued her career caring for critically ill newborns until she retired from Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles in 2002.

Ardis was deeply loved and will be sincerely missed by Nick, her husband of 54 years; her son, Dan Lewis of West Hills, Calif.; and her daughter, Amanda Ferrulli of Cerritos, Calif.

She is also survived by her grandsons, Sam, Bennett, Max, and Nathan; as well as her sister, Marlyn Westhoff of St. Cloud, Minn.

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