Diana (Daisy) Lewis died on the morning of Nov. 21 in Indianapolis, Ind. She was 89.

She was the daughter of Florence and Paul Kunian, of Minneapolis, and sister of Myron Kunin. She took the name Daisy after her beloved grandmother Elizabeth Karp, whom she adored.

She grew up in Minneapolis, where her parents introduced her to the fine arts. She had a lifelong love of Shakespeare, George Balanchine, Bach and Van Gogh. She loved The New Yorker magazine and issues of it were never far from her fingertips.

She met her husband, Dr. F. Bruce Lewis, a physician, while he was interning in New York. She lived wherever his medical career led, enjoying both east and west coasts, until they finally returned to Minnesota. She cultivated lifelong friendships.

She and Bruce were committed supporters of the Minneapolis and St. Paul cultural communities including the Minnesota Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Guthrie Theater, where they attended numerous offerings over more than 30 years.

Daisy helped run Tot Talk, a program for inner city pre-kindergarten children to help give them a head start in reading. Later in life, she became a professional jeweler. She purchased stones from around the world and created exotic pieces that she sold to Dayton Hudson’s in Minneapolis, and to Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s in New York.

Finally, she was a Vineyarder. Discovering the Island in the 1970s, she purchased a small waterfront piece-of-heaven cottage and brought her family every summer. Her savvy decision to land on Martha’s Vineyard continues to be a gift. Her children and their families still spend time here every summer.

She is survived by her son Jordan Lewis and daughter in law Pamela Krop of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; daughter Beth Lewis of Minneapolis; daughter Jessica Truax and son in law Paul Truax of Coppell, Tex.; and daughter Antonia Deignan and son in law John Deignan of Indianapolis, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; and numerous other loving relatives. Her family is especially grateful to all of her many caregivers.

She was predeceased by her husband, parents, sister and a grandchild.

Rounding out her family over the years was a magnificent parade of Great Danes and poodles. She leaves behind her beloved poodle Tango.

A gathering celebrating Daisy’s life will be held at the Swedish Institute in Minneapolis on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

Donations can be made to your favorite organization. May her memory be for a blessing.