John M. Negrete

June 24, 1933February 12, 2018

John “Jake” Martinez Negrete, of Lewis Kansas, entered into eternal life on Monday, February 12, 2018 at Northern Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado.

A beloved son of Dorteo Negrete and Juanita Martines, was born in Lewis Kansas on June 24, 1933. Jake was a graduate of Springfield Colorado High School in 1952, but was a lifelong resident of Lewis and was well known and loved by many.

Jake was married to Donita Darlene Davis on August 14, 1954. To whom he was committed to until her passing on April 16, 2003. He was predeceased by his daughter Alice Marie and sisters- Grace, Lydia, Sylvia, and brothers- David and Ignacio.

Jake is survived by his sister-Tootie Robbins of Kinsley, Ks; his sons John Wilbur (Renee) of Kaufman, Texas, Troy Allen (Kimberly) of Johnstown, Colorado, and Michael Lance of Lewis, Kansas; Son-in-law-Ben Railsback of Newton, Ks; Grandchildren- Chris Negrete, Tessa Fry, Chenell Negrete (Karie), Brooke Keyes (Alex), Jacob Fry (Raelynn), Kaleena Porter (Justin), Jessica Fry, Devin Negrete, and Jordan Negrete (Jasmyn); Great- grandchildren- Jayvan Fry, Ireland Skurat, Kastyn Porter and Jasper Porter.

Service to celebrate Jake’s life will be held February 24, 2018 at 12:00pm at the Lewis School Gymnasium at 401 Sunnyside School Road in Lewis, Ks. Lunch to follow at the Lewis Community Hall downtown Lewis. Interment will be after the meal at Wayne Cemetery for those who would like to attend at approximately 4 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wayne Township Community Hall, PO Box 145, Lewis, Kansas 67552.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Inurnment Saturday, February 24, 2018

John M. Negrete

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February 23, 2018

I have MANY special memories from Lewis High School, of Jake and his family. God be with you. Darlene Carlson, McPherson now.

Dena Patee

February 22, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Carol Hamblin

February 22, 2018

My Prayers to Jake's families and friends of his knowing a wonderful man. Buzz always enjoyed his fishing trips to the creeks around Lewis. Just an good all around gentleman. Love to his families. Carol Hamblin

Jim Carney

February 16, 2018

He was a good man!

Nina Flick Dozier

February 16, 2018

Jack was a wonderful neighbor and my brothers very good freind. Jack was alway one who would help you at anytime of need. He will be missed. He came down to Bella Vista to visit my brother Bill Flick one summer and we found out it was his birthday and I bought him a cake and got it decorated, we suprised him with it. He was so suprised and happy. We enjoyed seeing him. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

Rachel & Geronimo Holguin

February 16, 2018

My deepest condolences to Jake's family. He was such a sweet gentleman! He was a Martinez as I am. We would call each other primos (cousins) when we saw each other! He will be missed by many!

Darby Mann

February 15, 2018 was a pleasure caring for you and meet your wonderful family....I am going to miss you making me laugh every will be missed in paradise Jake