NEW BERN - Mary Ethel Carlson Jewett, 88, died at her home in New Bern on January 10, 2014. Formerly of Rockville Centre, New York, and Waverly, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Jewett lived in New Bern for the last 24 years, having moved there with her husband, Dr. Stephen Jewett, who predeceased her in 2008. They were married 61 years.
Mrs. Jewett graduated from South Side High School, Rockville Centre, in 1942. She earned her bachelor's degree in home economics at Syracuse University in 1946, in addition to a Pratt & Whitney engineering fellowship. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Following graduation, she worked for Westinghouse Electric Corporation.
Mrs. Jewett was a long-time volunteer. She served a term as president of the Visiting Nurse Association Board in Scranton, Pennsylvania, served as the 3rd Vice President of the Pennsylvania Women's Clubs, and was a member of the district school board in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. She also served on the Scranton Junior League and the Country Club of Scranton Women's Golf League Board. In New Bern, she was active in golf and bridge leagues.
Mrs. Jewett is survived by her daughter, Dale Jewett Sullivan and her son Richard Jewett, as well as her grandchildren Gavin Sullivan, Marbree Sullivan, Travis Jewett, Cassandra Jewett, and Laura Rostad, and her great-grandchildren Roarke Sullivan, Flynn Sullivan, Locke Sullivan, Ava Jewett, and Alexa Jewett. She is predeceased by her daughter Carol Jewett Rostad, as well as her husband, Dr. Stephen Jewett.
A memorial service will be held at Cotten Funeral Home on Friday, January 17, 2013 at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Redwood Cemetery, Redwood, NY at a later date.
Donations in her memory may be made to Public Radio East, 800 College Court, New Bern, NC 28562 or to Bridgeton EMS, P.O. Box 602, Bridgeton, NC 28519.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.cottenfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.
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