Aileen Hope Lewis Schaller, 94, passed away on January 2, 2019, at The Forest at Duke Retirement Community in Durham, North Carolina. She is the daughter of Eudie Oliver and Mabel Caldwell Lewis. Aileen is survived by her son, William Howard Schaller, her younger sister, Louise Lewis Craft, six nieces, a nephew, and their families.
Aileen was born in Roanoke County, Virginia, on August 21, 1924. She graduated from Berea College in Kentucky, and from Duke University with a Master’s Degree in Economics. She taught at various colleges, was politically active, worked for local governments and the TVA, and during World War II at the Pentagon. Aileen enjoyed local and international travel, including living in Thailand for five years, and after ten years of genealogy research authored the “Lewis Book.” together with her sister Louise. Aileen was most dedicated to her family and friends, and enjoyed the many visits from them and family gatherings.
Funeral service 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 5, 2019, at the Riverside Baptist Church, 5057 NC 210 Hwy E, Harrells, NC 28444, by the Reverend Scott Conner. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall after the service.
Memorial donations may be made to Berea College, CPO 2216, Berea KY 40404.