Isabel Clement, 92
and West Warwick, died peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, April 24, 2009.
Isabel was born in Belmont, Mass. on April 2, 1917. She was the daughter of the late Stephen Zweir and Isabel McElaney Zweir. She was predeceased by her husband Chester Clement.
She is survived by her brother Stephen Zweir Jr. and his wife Kathrine Zweir of Jamestown, her sister Margaret Zweir Curran, two step daughters, Diane Martin of Virgina and Elaine Helbig of New Jersey, and many devoted nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
Isabel was a graduate of Rhode Island Teaching College. After graduation she began a teaching career in Jamestown and at the end of WWII she joined the Air Force as a lay teacher. Throughout her career she taught on four different continents, retiring after many years of teaching in Newport.
Isabel was an active parishioner of St. Mark Church in Jamestown and St. Gregory the Great in West Warwick. Isabel also volunteered for many town organizations. She was always ready to help when called.
Isabel was a passionate world traveler. Throughout her life she visited more than 20 countries at a time when travel to such locales was considered daring and adventurous. She was among the first Western tourists to travel to China in 1981. Isabel will be remembered for her intelligence, her faith in God, her love of food and drink, her cool cars, her delicious casseroles and her thoughtful, caring nature. She will be missed by all who knew her.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St Mark Church on Monday, May 4, at 10 a.m. Burial will be at St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown.
Donations can be made in her name to the Jamestown Philomenian Library or Connecticut Hospice of Branford, Conn.