AUBURN - Marion Ludwick Hewett of Auburn and Winthrop died unexpectedly Thursday, March 23, 2006, at the age of 85. \r\r\n\r\r\nThe daughter of C. Earle Ludwick and Grace Orbeton Ludwick and the younger sister of Crosby L. Ludwick, Marion was born in Rockland on July 2, 1921. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe graduated from Rockland High School in 1938 and Bates College in 1942, where she was chosen as a member of Phi Sigma Iota, an honorary language society. She married her high school sweetheart, Russell Sprague Hewett, in 1946. The two lived in Brunswick while he finished college after World War II and she did the billing for Pejepscot Paper Co. \r\r\n\r\r\nLater, they made their lives in Lisbon (1950-1952), Auburn (1952-1965) and Winthrop (1965-2005). Last summer, they moved from Winthrop to Schooner Estates in Auburn. \r\r\n\r\r\nMarion was the proud parent of two children, Charles Earle Hewett of Holden and Martha Jean Hewett of Minneapolis. She adored playing games and talking with her grandchildren, Elizabeth Hewett, Samuel Hewett and Nathaniel Hewett, all of Holden, and would give up almost anything for an opportunity to get together with them. She tremendously enjoyed visits to Minnesota with her daughter and looked forward with great anticipation to her daughter's visits home. \r\r\n\r\r\nA born teacher, Marion taught French and/or English in Rockland, Belfast, Auburn and Winthrop, at both the junior high and high school levels. Naturally supportive and interested in people, she believed in her students and helped many to believe in themselves. Years later, numerous students looked her up to tell her what an important difference she had made in their lives. Marion also served for a number of years as the secretary to the late Rev. Frederick D. Hayes of the High Street Congregational Church in Auburn. Retiring from teaching in 1972, she became administrative assistant of Maine School Management Association, where she worked until 1980. \r\r\n\r\r\nMarion naturally made friends wherever she went and was generous with both her time and attention. After retiring, she and her husband, Russell, spent many years ensuring that people suffering illness or loss were supported and cared for. During a number of illnesses that she and Russell suffered over the past decade, her friends, particularly her Winthrop neighbors, generously cared for them. Marion wrote part of this obituary herself and added the following comment: 'I would wish for no greater joy than the life I have lived -- surrounded by people I loved and who loved me.' \r\r\n\r\r\nMarion was a member of Winthrop Congregational Church UCC, where she taught Sunday school and served as a deacon. \r\r\n\r\r\nMarion is survived by her husband, Russell; her son, Charles, his wife, Jacqueline, and their children, Elizabeth, Sam and Nat; her daughter, Martha Hewett and her partner, Linda Varvel; and five nephews, Stephen Ludwick of New Hampshire, Gregory Hewett of Vermont, Frederick and David Hewett, both of Massachusetts, and Jeffrey Hewett of Cape Elizabeth. \r\r\n\r\r\nShe was predeceased by her brother, Crosby L. Ludwick. \r\r\n\r\r\nVisiting hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 27, at Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin St. in Winthrop. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, at Winthrop Congregational Church UCC. A private committal service will be held at Gracelawn Memorial Park in Auburn. \r\r\n\r\r\nDonations in lieu of flowers may be made to Winthrop Congregational Church UCC, 10 Bowdoin St., Winthrop, ME 04364.