Former ARRL Northwestern Division Director Mary Lewis, W7QGP (SK)
Mary Lewis, W7QGP, of Seattle, Washington, passed away March 12. She was 85. An ARRL Life Member, Lewis served as ARRL Northwestern Division Director from 1981-1987 and 1991-1995. She also served as ARRL Section Communications Manager for Washington and ARRL Section Manager for Western Washington, as well as ARRL Assistant Section Manager and ARRL Affiliated Club Coordinator for the Western Washington Section.
Along with her husband Harry, W7JWJ, Lewis helped to create the Western Washington Amateur Radio Traffic System. A retired electronics engineer, she was a life member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association and the Young Ladies Radio League. She was also a member of the Western Washington DX Club, the North Seattle Amateur Club, the Mike & Key Amateur Radio Club and the Mount Baker Amateur Radio Club.
A memorial service is being planned. Lewis is survived by her husband Harry, W7JWJ, her daughter Diana, K7ETY, her son Gary, WA7BBJ, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the Lewis family said that any donations they receive will go toward the purchase of a brick to honor Lewis in the ARRL’s Diamond Terrace.