Irene was born March 18, 1917 in Detroit and currently resided in Royal Oak.
She was the manager of the main downtown Detroit Sanders store during the 1940's and met her husband while managing the store in Royal Oak.
Having joined in 1938, she was the oldest member and a past president of the Clawson Women's Federation. Irene had many interests and was also a member of the Daughter's of the Eastern Star, a docent at the Cranbrook Institute of Science, a member of the League of Women Voters - on the Environment Committee, and a member of the Detroit Opera Guild and the Metropolitan Opera Guild.
Wife of the late Stanley P. Dear mother of Philip D. (Rita) and Katherine Hewitt. Grandmother of Christopher C. Hewitt (Amy) and a great grandson to be born in November. Sister of Bob Herkimer.
Memorial service Monday 11a.m. at First Congregation Church of Royal Oak, 1314 Northwood Blvd (at Crooks Rd).
In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial tributes to Cranbrook Institute of Science, Lawrence Technological University or Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Read Irene Hewett's Obituary and Guestbook on desmondfuneralhome.com.