Lucille S. Hewson

Bainbridge resident Lucille S. Hewson, age 92, died May 1 at Messenger House.

She was born April 23, 1910 in Seattle to Ellsworth and Maude Stone, and graduated from Lincoln High School.

In 1935, she received a private pilot’s license, at a time when few women were licensed to fly. She married Wilbur M. Hewson on Sept. 29, 1940.

She was very involved with the Seattle Milk Fund, Trinity Parish and the Seattle Symphony, and sang with the Seattle Philharmonic.

After moving to Bainbridge in 1952, she was a Cub Scout Den Mother, sang in many light operas, and was a member of Wing Point Golf Club. She was an active member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, where she served in the Altar Guild, sang in the choir and played the organ. One of the first women on the church’s vestry, she was also the first woman senior warden and the first woman to administer the chalice for communion.

She was preceded in death by her husband Wilbur in 1989. She is survived by son Teri D. Hewson; daughter Dawn H. (Michael) Harris; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Alberta Stone; and three nieces.

A memorial service will be held 9 a.m. May 18 at St. Barnabas. Memorials may be made to the St. Barnabas Memorial Fund, P. O. Box 10207. Arrangements were under the direction of Kass Funeral Home.