Ann Bevins Jewett, 79, of Westport, died May 26, 2010.

She was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, George W. Jewett.

She is survived by her son, Matthew of Fairfield; a daughter-in-law, Lauri; and her granddaughter, Elizabeth “Lauren.”

Born in Chatham, Mass., she was a graduate of Northfield Mount Hermon Boarding School and Wheelock College. She and George first met on Cape Cod, where they were both sailing instructors. Upon graduation, she taught for several years in the Fairfield school system until the birth of her son.

She moved to Westport in the early 1950s and saw many changes in her almost 60 years in town. Jewett was active in the Westport Nature Discovery Center, Women’s League of Mid-Fairfield County and the Norwalk Ski Club.

An outdoor person, she was passionate about sailing, bicycling, skiing, hiking and camping. She and her husband spent many summers traveling around the U.S., camping and hiking, preferring the backroads to the highways and finding many adventures along the way.

There will be a memorial service at noon on Friday, June 4, at Christ & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 55 Myrtle Ave., Westport.