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By Karla Pomeroy

Grandma Lewis says goodbye to Extension


August 26, 2017

Tracie Mitchell

Phyllis Lewis

WORLAND - After nearly 22 years with Washakie County Extension, Phyllis Lewis is retiring.

Lewis began working at Washakie County on Nov. 1, 1995. Her last day as the University of Wyoming Northwest Area Nutrition and Food Safety educator will be next Thursday, Aug. 31.

Lewis' journey to Washakie County began in Montana. Her interest in Extension began as a 4-H member in Montana and as a home economics teacher. She also taught at Head Start and taught first grade.

When her first child, Jim, was born, she stopped teaching. After a divorce, Lewis needed to find a job again and worked at To...

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