Janet (Hayton) Jewett
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AGE: 93 • Wilmington
Janet (Hayton) Jewett, 93, died July 5, 2014. Janet's family is grateful to the staff at Seasons Hospice where she was privileged to pass her last days. Janet was born in Springfield, MA into a family with 17th century New England roots; graduated from Lasell College (Newton, MA); and trained as a WAC ambulance driver during WWII.
Janet was deeply committed to her family and also to social justice and environmental stewardship. She was a popular mentor for Wilmington elementary students. She worked for Common Cause, and volunteered at Delaware Nature Society, Delaware Museum of Natural History, Emmanuel Dining Room, P.E.O. Sisterhood Chapter C, and Concord Presbyterian Church.
Janet was predeceased by her husband Mel Jewett, with whom she shared 46 years of marriage and a love of travel. She is survived by her children Nancy, Alan (Kay), Jacalyn Whiting (Robert), Bruce (Carol), six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Concord Presbyterian Church, 1800 Fairfax Blvd., Wilmington, DE 19803, on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 2 PM. Contributions may be made in Janet's name to Concord Presbyterian Church at the above address.
For online condolences, please visit Chandler Funeral Homes & Crematory
Chandler Funeral Homes and Crematorium
2506 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803
Published in The News Journal from July 9 to July 11, 2014