In Memory

Arminda Hitchcock (Bewley) - Class Of 1952

Arminda Hitchcock (Bewley)

Arminda Hitchcock Bewley

Feb. 22, 1932 - March 4, 2016

Arminda was born in Bone Cave, Tennessee and was called home to be with her Lord on March 4, 2016. Memorial services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, March 19, at Waco Central Christian Church.

Arminda grew up in Indiana, graduated from Delphi High School in May 1952. She and William E. Bewley were married May 24, 1952, in First Presbyterian Church.

Bill was a member of the United States Air Force and Arminda began a very devoted life as a wife and mother and accepted all the hardships and pleasures that came with military life. During the next 17 years she and Bill were assigned to numerous bases in the U.S. and overseas. While on assignments to these Air Force Bases she was an active member of the Air Force Base Chapels, the Air Force Wife's Clubs and other local organizations.

Upon arriving in Waco, Texas in November 1964, Arminda and family joined the Lake Shore Hills United Presbyterian Church where they were active members. During this time she was also an active member of the local garden club and the Ladies Golf Association at Woodland West Country Club where she served a term as their president. In February 1983 they joined Central Christian Church and continued as very active members.

Arminda began a career with Vanquard Preparatory School in 1977. She started out working in the school library, became the testing room proctor, then the registrar and also worked in the school office. She kept up with Vanguard's history by putting together newspaper articles and pictures in albums. She was devoted to working at Vanguard and to all the students. During this time she hosted many exchange students, giving them a home away from home with plenty of love and home cooking. In 2002 Arminda began having memory problems and in March 2003 was diagnosed with dementia. She continued to work at Vanguard as a volunteer supervising the students in the computer lab until her dementia worsened. Arminda began her retired life in April 2011.

Arminda was very talented with arts and crafts, sewing and needle work as well as cooking and baking and shared the many articles she made with her family and friends.

Arminda was always very proud of her faith in God; proud of her family, friends and her home states Tennessee and Indiana and in her adopted state of Texas. She was especially proud of the USA and in supporting the military.

She was a kind and gentle lady and even though not able to do much on her own the past few years she was a joy to be with and care for and a blessing to all. Even to the last day she made new friends as the Hospice Brazos Valley nurses came to help her. They were all amazed at her gentle disposition, enjoyed her smiles and the sparkle in her lovely eyes as they visited. She was always glowing with God's love and shared her warmth with everyone.

Arminda is survived by her loving husband, William E. Bewley; daughters, Vivien L. Jones and Abbie L. McDuffie and husband, Neil; son, Mark E. Bewley; granddaughters, Debbie Young, Lacie Goolsby and Anna Bewley; grandsons, Derick Jones, Matthew Bewley and Logan Bewley; sisters, Dorothy Wray and Faye Underhill.