Helen A. Hewitt of Mercer Island, King, Washington died 2 Aug 2003. She was the wife of David Hewitt. She was born on 18 Aug 1930 in Oregon.
She once told me of a WWII forest fire started by a Japanese fire balloon near her childhood home in southern Oregon. She said the government kept the cause of the fire hidden so as not to scare the plain folk.
She was a TNGenWeb County Coordinator for Meigs County.
Helen died from a rare and super-fast moving type of lung cancer. She was not a smoker. Helen and her husband Dave ran a carpet business in Seattle, specializing in wholesale to business and government entities. Their business was located a few miles south of Seattle’s Pioneer Square.
They were planning to move from Mercer Island and get a home with a view so Dave could, as the song says, watch the ships roll in … and watch ’em roll away again. Helen would send me links to Seattle area real estate website offerings that came with that much coveted view.
But then came the cough, the diagnosis, and the end.
~ requiescat in pace ~