Jocelyn Ann Hewitt
A Celebration of Life for Jocelyn Ann “Lyn” Hewitt, 88, Lawrence, will be held at a later date with Inurnment in Memorial Park. She died Thursday October 30, 2014 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Lyn was born December 8, 1925, in Michigan, the daughter of Howard John “Mike” and Della (Waybrandt) Rudd. After growing up in Cedarville, Michigan, where her father was a baker and her mother a teacher, Lyn attended the University of Michigan and later completed training as an LPN in Tonawanda, New York. She worked at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for 14 years and for Asthma, Allergy and Rheumatology for 20 years before retiring in 1995.
While attending the University of Michigan, Lyn met her future husband, Richard A. “Dick” Hewitt at a dance to welcome home military personnel returning from service in WWII. Lyn and Dick were married on August 29, 1947, in Cedarville, Michigan, and shared 67 years of marriage prior to Dick’s death in July, 2014. They lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan, until Dick’s graduation and then lived in western New York until their move to Lawrence in 1965.
Lyn was an avid golfer, skier, gardener and quilter. She made quilts for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and also made dozen of dolls which her granddaughters enjoyed on every visit. She and Dick enjoyed traveling, especially their bi-annual trips to Hawaii, their summer and winter days at their cabin in Colorado’s Fraser Valley and visiting family and friends across the United States.
Survivors include one daughter, Donna Lyn Flory (Jim), Lawrence; one son, Richard Wayne Hewitt (Linda Rauch), Taos, New Mexico; four grandchildren, Louise (Michael Brandt) Flory, Christopher(Rita) Hewitt, Lisa (Zac) Richardson, and Ryan (fiancée Rachel O’Brien) Hewitt; two great-grandchildren, Isabelle Hewitt and Ellis Richardson; a brother Myles Rudd and sister Thana (George) Howe. She was preceded in death by her husband Dick and her brothers Wayne Rudd, Dean Rudd and Linton “Mick” Rudd.
The family suggest memorials in her name to Just Foods or a charity of the donor’s choice and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
Aunt Lyn was a special person and I have wonderful memories of our family staying with her and Uncle Dick at their cabin while skiing in Colorado. Aunt Lyn made her Great Niece Seanna and Nephew Ian quilts also. She was a very talented quilt-maker…kind and generous in her giving of time and talent.
Aunt Lyn, It is with a heavy heart that I write this, as you are the 3rd of our Hewitt family to leave us this yr. My memories of many of the “Hewitt Happenings” go well back to the 1950’s, growing up in Western New York. We all did so many things together as a family, and remained close, even after we started spreading out across the country, Lawrence,Ks. Denver,Co. Tacoma,Wa….etc. I know Lyn and Dick, along with my Dad & Mom, are in a better place now, with the lord. My thoughts & prayers are with you, Donnalyn, & Rick, as well as all your families, in this most difficult of years. Love to you all, Cousin Jay
Lyn was a wonderful woman. I have known her for several years. I worked with her at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and also in the Asthma and Allergy office. Her kindness showed in everything she did. Lyn will be missed.