Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Lewis met Stipe, on the Internet last October 2005, after her divorced following a 20-year marriage.
She was not aware the Montana man, who lived northwest of Missoula in the tiny, remote community of St. Ignatius, was a convicted felon.
The next month, she ended her 25-year underwriting career with Oregon Mutual Insurance in McMinnville. She moved out of the Newberg home she shared with her son and his family. She got into a pickup with Stipe and set off for a new life in rural Montana.
When her sister finally reached Stipe by phone, several months after her sister left for Montana, he claimed he dropped her off at Missoula International Airport on Jan. 31 and hadn't seen her since.
No one has heard from Lewis for several months.
This is very much out of character for her to leave a great employer, her grandchildren, all of her friends and connections in Yamhill County.
Dean Earl Stipe, considered a person of interest in the disappearance.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Lake County Sheriff's Office