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Lew Doyle Stratton, 86

Lew Doyle Stratton passed away Thursday, January 12, 2023, at Palomar Medical Center. Lew was born on October 1, 1936, the 7th child of James Albert and Alzada Whipple Stratton of Show Low, AZ. He leaves behind his beloved wife Sandra (Sandi) (nee Moen), three children Jim Stratton of Escondido, Danielle Stratton Johnson of Carlsbad, and Mike and Andrea Stratton of Oceanside. Seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. 

Lew was a businessman for over 50 years in Escondido owning AutoFire, Specialized Automotive and Auto Upholstery of North County. Through his businesses he sponsored numerous local little league teams. 

He was also a prominent member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, serving a two-year mission to Scotland in 1958 and numerous roles in the church during his lifetime. Lew was a kind, considerate, funny man and one of the best storytellers of tall tales. He will be missed by all. 

A memorial service will be held at the LDS church located at 1917 E Washington Ave. Escondido, on February 7, 2023, at 11.00 AM. All are welcome. 


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