Arminda Hitchcock Bewley

arminda bewley

February 22, 1932 ~ March 4, 2016

Arminda was born on February 22, 1932 in Bone Cave, TN, and was called home to the Lord on March 4, 2016, at her home in Leon County. Arminda began her lifetime career of taking care of children by watching her younger brother and sister. She graduated from Delphi High School and married William E. Bewley on May 24, 1952.

After Bill returned from a tour of duty, Arminda began her life dedicated to the support of a military family. Arminda was very devoted to her career as a wife and mother and accepted all the hardships that came with this life. She and Bill were assigned to numerous military bases in the US and overseas. During all this time, Bill’s duties required that he travel a lot, which gave Arminda the total responsibility of caring for the family. While on assignments to these Air Force Bases, she was an active member of the Air Force Base Chapels, the Air Force Wife’s Club and other local organizations.

Arminda was an active member of the Lake Shore Hills United Presbyterian Church Choir, the Ladies Group, and taught children bible classes. 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 the Waco Central Christian Church and have been active members there. She was also active in the Ladies Group and volunteering for church events brought much joy to Arminda and Bill.

Once her children were grown, Arminda began her career with Vanguard Preparatory School. She started out working in the school library, became the testing room proctor, and 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. During this time, she hosted many exchange students, giving them a home away from home and plenty of love and good food. Arminda was diagnosed with having Alzheimer’s disease in March 2003. She continued to work as a volunteer until her dementia worsened in April 2011.

Arminda was very talented with arts and crafts and shared her talents with others. She did numerous landscape and still-life oil paintings. She was talented with sewing and needle work and shared the many articles she made with her family and friends.

Arminda was always very proud of her faith in God, her family, her home states of Tennessee and Indiana, and in her adopted state of Texas. She was especially proud of the USA and her work in the support of the members of the USAF.

She was a kind and gentle person, who reflected God’s love in all her life activities. 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 nurses came to help care for her. They were all amazed at her gentle disposition and they enjoyed her smiles and the sparkle in her lovely eyes. She was always glowing with God’s love and shared her warmth with everyone she met.

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

Memorial Services Pending at Waco Central Christian Church.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I remember Arminda when my family belonged to Lake Shore Hills Presbyterian Church in the 1960’s – she was a beautiful person with such a lovely smile – she always showed God’s love in the way she lived. My prayers are with you…
    Connie Crow Stamps
    daughter of George and Norma Crow

  2. We are very sorry to hear of Arminda’s passing and are at a loss for adequate words to express our grief for Bill, Mark, Abbie, Vivien, and the rest of the family. We know heaven has received a special angel. May the strength of your family help each other during this time. Much love, Patti Garcia and Anna Bewley

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