Delores Ann (Kreutz) Tewell
April 28, 1930 ~ September 9, 2013
Delores Ann (Kreutz) Tewell was born April 28, 1930, in Hastings, NE to Doyle and Mabel (Hill) Kreutz of Trumbull, NE. She finished her earthly journey early on the morning of September 9, 2013, at Central Washington Hospital, Wenatchee, WA. Mom attended two country schools near Trumbull, NE, and then graduated from Trumbull High School in 1948. She helped her family on the farm and, in the summer of 1951, worked at Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone with a cousin and friend. The girls moved to Lincoln, NE, to work and Mom had a job with the Russell Stover Candy factory, where she could eat all the chocolate she wanted and buy seconds for family! She returned to the farm to help when her father became ill. On September 20, 1953, she married Francis Tewell from Polk, NE, and they continued to farm until retirement. This year would have been their 60th wedding anniversary, the day we lay her to rest beside him. Francis and Delores raised three children: Charles Francis, Cynthia Ann, and Richard Doyle. All attended school in Polk, NE. They built two houses on the farm, a cabin and chapel at Chadron, NE, and a cabin near Leavenworth, WA. She always wanted a cabin in the mountains! Mom and Dad also built campers to travel in and loved road trips. Mom always attended church and her faith was deep and real. She enjoyed ceramics, writing poetry, oil painting, having parties and going on picnics. We spent many wonderful holidays with extended family. She and Cindy traveled to England in 1990, to meet her pen pal, Daphne Hislop, for the first time. They had been writing since 1945, and continued to do so until this August.
Delores is survived by her children: Charles (Donna) Tewell of Cashmere, Richard (Laurie) Tewell of Walla Walla and Cynthia (Richard) Cram of Plain; grandchildren: Amy (Josh) Verellen, Marc (Christine) Cram, Lance Tewell, Jessica (Robert) Morse, and Ryan, Travis, and Brandon Tewell; brother, Rex (Fran) Kreutz; brother-in-law, Ralph Tewell; sister-in-law, Virginia Tewell; as well as many close family and friends near and far. Mom was excited about her first great-granddaughter coming in January. We will make sure she knows all about her Great-Grannie!
Thank you to Chuck and Barb Dronen and all the great staff at Epledalen Retirement and Assisted Living Center in Cashmere, where Mom has loved living the past four years. She rarely missed any of the activities and loved all her friends there! Please designate any memorial gifts to the Epledalen Activity Fund.
Visitation will be held Thursday, September 19, 2013, from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Ward’s Funeral Chapel in Leavenworth. Graveside Service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 20, 2013, at the Cashmere City Cemetery, with a Memorial Service at 2:30 p.m. at the Cashmere United Methodist Church, followed by a reception in the gym. If you would be comfortable in honoring Mom’s request, please wear something bright and “blingy” to make this a true celebration of her life! Ward’s Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth, is in care of the arrangements.