Lewis Edward

Lewis Edward "Babe" Dickens
(1923 - 2007)


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Name: Mr Lewis Edward "Babe" Dickens
Nick Name: "Babe"
Gender: Male
Age: 83 years old
Lived: Thursday, 25 October 1923 - Tuesday, 28 August 2007

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In Memory of Lewis E. "Babe" Dickens


Shoal Creek Saloon lost one of its closest friends this week, "Babe" Dickens. He and his wife Margaret were long-time customers and the pillars of the Shoal Creek Family. Lovers of life and Pearl Beer, they brought a new youthfulness and fun to the Creek in their own special way.

Shoal Creek will miss "Babe" immensely, but will always hold him dear in our hearts!

August 29, 2007

From the Austin American Statesman (August 31, 2007)

Lewis E. 'Babe' Dickens, age 83, of Austin, passed away peacefully with his wife holding his hand, on August 28, 2007. Lewis was born on October 25, 1923, to Samuel Browne and Josephine Mayer Dickens in Austin, Texas.

He will be greatly missed by his family. His loving wife of 60 years, Margaret Nauert Dickens, daughters Linda Kay Carr of Austin, Diana Culberson and husband Billy of Dallas, Mary Jackson and Bobby Naivar of Austin, grandchildren Stephanie Gallegos and husband Andy of Leander, Garey 'Wayne' Jackson and fiancé Emily Vietti of Cedar Park, great-grandchildren Mackenzie Culberson of Rio Vista, Moira and Nathan Gallegos of Leander. He is also survived by his sister Josephine Newburn of Spicewood and sister-in-law Selma Milligan of Tulia, along with many nieces, nephews and friends. Lewis was predeceased in death by his father and mother, brothers Charles, Oscar, Samuel and Eugene 'Hootie' Dickens, son Lewis E. 'Bubba' Dickens, and grandson William 'Derek' Culberson.

Lewis served the military from 1940 to 1943 in the 36th Division of the Texas National Guard and from 1943 to 1945 as a Lieutenant (pilot) in the United States Air Force. He was in business with his brother Hootie with the Whitey Didy Diaper Service and Dickens Cleaners. Later he owned and operated the Deep Eddy Cleaners. He was employed with the United States Postal Service from 1965 until 1993 and retired to his front porch and back yard at his home of 52 years. Dad's most memorable times were spent with his family and friends at his home sharing special moments and celebrations. He was an Austin book of knowledge and had a photographic memory of people, places, streets and things and loved sharing this in his countless stories.

The family would like to extend our deepest appreciation and thanks to all of his doctors and other caregivers for their wonderful and special treatment of him during his illness. We especially want to thank Dr. Laura Guerrero and Dr. Robert Emerson and their caring staff, along with the staff at St. David's North Austin Medical Center 2 North Wing. There will be a visitation with the family from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 31, 2007, at Weed Corley-Fish Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2007, at Weed Corley-Fish Funeral Home and interment will follow at Austin Memorial Park beside his son and grandson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Ave., Austin, Texas 78705, Dessau Cemetery Association, c/o Marilyn Almond, 6207 Bull Creek Rd., Austin, Texas 78757, or the charity of your choice. Obituary and guestbook online at http://wcfish.com Published in the Austin American-Statesman on 8/31/2007.


The above article was submitted by a dear friend of the family, Ray Canfield, Owner of Shoal Creek Saloon, last year in honor of our beloved Father, "Babe" Lewis E. Dickens.

We just discovered this online article this month, and want to share this, since this is a very thoughtful article in memory of our Father.

Our Mother was moved by this tribute, and  our family is very grateful for such a dear friend. We would like to extend our gratitude to Ray, and his staff, for all their thoughtfulness over the years.

Our family pays tribute to a wonderful husband to our Mother, and a "Special Father", "Grandfather", and "Great Grandfather" to his family.

We are so fortunate to have shared a life with such a caring, loving, thoughtful, and wonderful man, for so many years.

He was a proud grandfather, and "great" grandfather to all of his grandchildren which are mentioned: Grandchildren, Stephanie Jackson Gallegos, Derek Culberson, and Wayne Jackson, and "Great" Grandchildren, Mackenzie Culberson, Moira Gallegos, and Nathan Gallegos.

We recently received a "special blessing" in our family, "great-granddaughter", Lillie Eve Jackson, daughter of Wayne and Emily Jackson, who joined this family on July 9th, 2008, and we know Daddy was watching over her when she entered this world.

Tribute to "Babe" Lewis E. Dickens

Composed on August 28, 2008, exactly a year after we lost the most wonderful husband to our Mother, Margaret Dickens, and Father to Linda K. Carr, Austin, Texas, Diana Culberson, Dallas, Texas, Mary Jackson, Austin, Texas, & Lewis "Bubba" Dickens, Jr., whom we lost in 1975.

This is to recognize our Father for being such a great influence in all our lives, and also for being a great husband, and companion to our Mother, Margaret Dickens, for so many wonderful years.

"We all miss you Daddy, very much, and hope you will always know how much we will always love you dearly, and keep you in our hearts and thoughts Forever."

Special thanks go out to his doctor, Laura Guerrero, M.D., and staff, who took such very special care of him, for so many years.

In Loving Memory Always to "Babe" Lewis E. Dickens

October 25, 1923 - August 28, 2007

We would like to close with a poem that is dear to all of our family.

Look to this day!

For it is life.

The very life of life. . .

For yesterday

is already a dream,

and tomorrow is only a vision;

But today, well lived,

makes every yesterday

A dream of happiness,

and every tomorrow

a vision of hope.

From The Sanskrit


If you will open up the Photo Album, the second [2nd] one on the right, at the top of this page, you will see the pictures in the slide show, along with captions under each picture identifying the individuals in the "Dickens Family" pictures.

If you click on the picture itself, the picture will become larger to view.

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Fathers Name: Samuel Browne Dickens
Mothers Name: Josephine Mayer Dickens
Spouse's Name: Margaret Nauert Dickens
Children's Names: Linda K. Dickens Carr, Diana Dickens Culberson, Mary Dickens Jackson, and Lewis "Bubba" Dickens
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: Austin, Texas
Occupation: Government
Marital Status: Married


Favourite Sport: Baseball


Place of Passing: Austin, Texas
Date of Passing: 28 August 2007
Place of Burial: Austin Memorial Park, Austin, Texas
Funeral Location: Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel, Austin, Texas
Funeral Date: 1 September 2007
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