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Denise Warren Austin-Hewett: North Myrtle Beach

1957 – 2016

    Denise Warren Austin-Hewett of North Myrtle Beach, passed away Thursday, May 12 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. She was 58.
    Mrs. Hewett was born on Dec. 11, 1957 in Burlington, Vermont, the daughter of Mrs. Shirley Guild Austin Brodhecker and the late Mr. Warren R. Austin, III. Mrs. Hewett was the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Theron P. Guild and the late Mr. and Mrs. Warren R. Austin, Jr. She was the great-granddaughter of the late Warren R. Austin who was a United States Senator from Vermont and the first U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
    Mrs. Hewett was very active in her high school where she participated in chorus, various athletics and the Girl Scouts. Her passions, as an adult, included gardening and a tremendous love of all animals, which prompted her to join many wildlife organizations. Mrs. Hewett enjoyed taking her dogs to the beach, feeding the birds and being out in nature. She was a loving homemaker and a member of the First Congregational Church in Burlington, Vermont.
    Mrs. Hewett was predeceased by two brothers, Warren Robinson Austin, IV and Adam Porter Austin.
    Survivors include her husband, Wayne Lee Hewett of the home; her mother, Shirley Guild Brodhecker of North Myrtle Beach; two daughters, Crystal Dawn Hewett Perkins and husband, Julian of Greenville, North Carolina and Kelly Suzanne Hewett of North Myrtle Beach; son, Lonnie Ray Hewett of North Myrtle Beach; five grandchildren, Marlie Grace Perkins, Grayson Lee Perkins, Carleigh Hewett, Zoe Marie Hewett and Landon Laws; sister, Donna Austin-Hawley and husband, Gary of Williston, Vermont; two brothers, Dana Robinson Austin of Shreveport, Louisiana and Dustin Guild Austin and wife, Paula of North Troy, Vermont as well as many loving nieces, nephews and extended family.
    Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Monday, May 16, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Reverend Michael Ritter officiating. Committal services will follow at the Hewett Family Cemetery.
    Memorials may be made to the Humane Society, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 or online at
    A guest register is available here.

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