Therese Annette (Zanol) Hewitt
March 27, 1961 ~ January 26, 2014
Therese died January 26, 2014, after a 20-plus year battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She was born at the old Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Wenatchee on March 27, 1961, to Billy R. Zanol and Jacquelyn (Short) Zanol. She was raised with her eight siblings in the Orondo family home that their father built. She excelled musically through the years, starting at the age of five when she starred as Gretl in the Apple Blossom production of The Sound of Music. Her love of music continued with singing and piano accompaniment. She also taught piano and sang at many weddings. She attended Orondo Grade School and Sterling Junior High School, where she was a cheerleader and Student Body President. After she graduated from Eastmont High School, she studied Court Reporting at Green River Community College. Wanting more education, she attended Gonzaga University. During this time she renewed a friendship with Marc Hewitt; they were married August 21, 1982. They were blessed with children, Katie, Joel and Maggie. In 1983, she joined her sister, Joan, in starting a court reporting business. She continued working until 1995, about five years after she was diagnosed with MS.
After the heartbreaking death of her beloved Marc in 2008, she resided at Senior Delight Adult Family Home. Her family will be forever grateful for the love and care she received there. They became like a family to her. In the last ten years of her life, as she declined physically, her spiritual and intellectual life increased. She developed a perception of life that most do not possess. She spent her time designing her next home with ideas from HGTV, writing letters to her errant siblings, listening to hundreds of audiobooks, and entertaining her many regular visitors, for whom she was most grateful. Her Catholic faith was exemplary, and that faith, along with her tenacious belief that all would be well, was admirable for all to see. She taught, enlightened and inspired everyone around her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marc; her grandparents, Leonard and Margaret Zanol and Howard and Angela Short; and her nephew/godson, David Steichen. She is survived by her three children: daughter, Katie Montes, her husband, Adam and her children, Jackson and Payton; son, Joel Hewitt, his wife, Ashley and their son, Henry; and daughter, Maggie Hewitt. She is also survived by her parents, Bill and Jackie Zanol; her sister, Mary Sue Zanol; brother, Michael Zanol; sister, Joan Steichen; brother, John Zanol and his wife, Jane; sister, Elizabeth Daniel and her husband, Grant; brother, Tom Zanol and his wife, Angie Greene; brother, Andy Zanol; brother, Tony Zanol; as well as many nieces and nephews and a beloved extended family.
A Rosary will be held in the Chapel of Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014. A Mass of Christian Burial will also be held at Saint Joseph’s on Friday, January 31, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., followed by a luncheon reception at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Elementary School. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the memorial fund created in Therese’s name at nationalmssociety.org. Please express your thoughts and memories on the online guestbook at jonesjonesbetts.com. Arrangements are by Jones & Jones~Betts Funeral Home, Wenatchee.