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In Memory of

Ruth Miriam Hewett

July 11, 1947 - June 15, 2017

Obituary


Mom's Obituary, by me.

My mom's entire name is Ruth Miriam Hewett. Both good biblical names. (Ruth married Boaz and Miriam was the sister of Moses and Aaron.) I love her middle name.

Mom died on June 13. She was 69. Just 28 days shy of her 70th birthday - July 11. She was married to my Dad - Gene Hewett - for 36 years. They had two children, myself, and my brother, Scott. Scott never married or had children. I married Charlie Evano and had 2 boys, Connor and Aidan. They...

Mom's Obituary, by me.

My mom's entire name is Ruth Miriam Hewett. Both good biblical names. (Ruth married Boaz and Miriam was the sister of Moses and Aaron.) I love her middle name.

Mom died on June 13. She was 69. Just 28 days shy of her 70th birthday - July 11. She was married to my Dad - Gene Hewett - for 36 years. They had two children, myself, and my brother, Scott. Scott never married or had children. I married Charlie Evano and had 2 boys, Connor and Aidan. They call her Nana.

In November, mom was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. She had to have a feeding tube put in and began her fight. She had 28 rounds of radiation and chemo as well. But in the end it moved to her back and then affected her lungs. Prior to that she had been dealing with chronic neck pain. She had osteoporosis that was slowly deteriorating all the bones in her neck. She had to hold her head up with her hand because her bones just wouldn't do it anymore.

That's ultimately why I moved her to Texas. I wanted her to be closer so I could help take care of her. Boy, did she hate every minute of it. She really, really missed Memphis. It was HOME. Looking back she knew it was the best decision but she still wanted people to know that Texas wasn't her home. God bless her.

Mom and I are as stubborn as they come. We definitely had our share of battles but we never held on to things. We said what we had to say and moved on. There is no one in this world that I was more honest with than her. And that was true on her side as well. For better or for worse.

Growing up we had the typical family. Mom had dinner on the table every night at 5:00pm without fail. Our house was always immaculate. You could eat dinner off the bathroom floor. She ended every night with a magazine, a bowl of popcorn and a scoop of strawberry ice cream. She believed in quality products. She would always tell me not to skimp on price and to buy good, quality stuff. She was a saver. Never frivolous. She and dad taught me many, many valuable life lessons.

She was an introvert but loved to know what was going on. She always wanted to know the latest with Charlie, Connor and Aidan. She was so proud of all our successes.

She had a tough last decade. My dad died 9 years ago and my brother died 12 years ago. She was never the same. They took a part of her spirit with her. She missed them like crazy. But she endured and put one foot in front of the other each day. She had a pain tolerance like no other and never took pain medication for anything until I forced her to at the end.

Mom also leaves her brother, Kurt; his wife, Karen and their children, Kris, Kyla, Kisha and their families (all from Alabama). She was also preceded in death by her mom, Edith; her father, Rafe and her step-father Harry.

Mom will be buried between dad and Scott in Memphis. On Saturday, June 17, we will have a visitation from 1:00-2:00pm with the memorial service following at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 North Germantown Parkway. Deacon David Dierkes will officiate.

Thank you to the many, many people that have reached out to offer their condolences. Your special thoughts and prayers are felt and our family appreciates it. Mom would love for any memorial contributions to be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.