Carolyn Lewis


Carolyn Vanderslice Lewis, 76, of the Brown Springs Community near Arkadelphia passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014 at her home. She was born June 25, 1937 in Donaldson (Hot Spring Co.), Ark., to Eva Bell (Witherspoon) and Horace Kenneth Vanderslice.

Carolyn graduated from Ouachita High School in Donaldson and received her bachelor of science from Henderson State Teachers Colle

ge in Arkadelphia, Ark.

She began her teaching career with Lockhart ISD in Lockhart, Texas, in the fall of 1964, and retired in 2003, after teaching in the same school district, for 39 years.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Winston Larry Vanderslice; and husbands, Oscar Lentz, James “Jim” Hamlett and William “Bill” Lewis.

Left to cherish her memory are her brother, Gary Vanderslice (Mary); nephew, Phillip Vanderslice; nieces, Angela Livingston and Laura Ratzel; three grand-nephews, three grand-nieces and many dear friends.

Services were planned at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home in Arkadelphia with Bro. Hollis McDermott officiating. Interment will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery at Joan.



  1. Ariana Ruiz 24 June, 2014 at 21:51 Reply

    Mrs. Lewis was the one and only Typing teacher on the old-fashioned typewriter… Asdf,jkl semicolon! She was always dressed to the nines. I’ll never forget her. Rest in peace Mrs. Lewis, you taught us all well. LHS Graduate, Class of 1993.

  2. Dr. Barbara Sanchez 24 June, 2014 at 22:32 Reply

    Wow! She was a unique teacher with her own style & flair. I was touched by her sense of humor. She also taught each of my children. May she rest in peace. Thanks for your commitment to education.

  3. Carolyn 25 June, 2014 at 02:32 Reply

    Rest in sweet peace Mrs. Lewis. So glad to have the pleasure of being your student as well as my parents!

  4. M. R'Nay Ramirez-Havran 25 June, 2014 at 03:32 Reply

    My heart goes out to your family. I was honored to have been a student. Rest in peace.

  5. Tammy Wendt Freeman 25 June, 2014 at 04:02 Reply

    RIP Ms. Lentz. I still remember and appreciate your art of typing. I can only imagine your thoughts on texting! Typing is an old tradition… But I still find it useful. Thank you

  6. Erica Ysla 25 June, 2014 at 04:20 Reply

    Rest in peace Mrs. Lewis. Thank you for teaching me how to type and UIL Accounting. I often remember your dry sense of humor as I teach my own students 🙂

  7. Johnetta Ellison 26 June, 2014 at 04:21 Reply

    Mrs. Lenz taught me a life time skill that helped me all of my life. She was not a teacher with a lot of words, but helped us all. Thanks for the experience. RIP

  8. Jaime Martinez 26 June, 2014 at 05:22 Reply

    I owe my awesome typing skills to Mrs. Lewis!!! I got to ride with her in her car for UIL typing events and she was a nice lady! Years after graduating, I’d see her in HEB and she would always remember me with a greeting and a smile! She’s one of my favorites and will be missed!!!

  9. Wade Gott 26 June, 2014 at 10:26 Reply

    Ms. Lentz, You were a very kind and knowledgable teacher and will be missed by all. You taught a lot of people how to type including myself. Thank you!!! R.I.P.

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