Jewell Garland Jones 86 years old, was born in Victor, Idaho March 11, 1934, to Eva Jemmett and Elmer Jones. He was delivered by his Grandmother, Susan.
Died June 21, Father’s Day 2020 at home in Etna, WY, surrounded by his family.
He married Patricia Caroline Basye Jones in Elko Nevada, they were together almost 67 years.
Jewell held many jobs in as was the time back then to do whatever you had to do to provide for your family. He left his family home to work for Lloyd Woolstenhulme just a few miles away at 9 years old milking cows before & after school. Lloyd & Ethyl were like his second family and he worked there until he was 17 years old.
He worked in cheese factories in Victor & Driggs ID, where he became Head Cheese Master. Working various jobs i.e.: Wyoming Game & Fish Department the first time, hauling hay, Bridger Teton Forest Service spraying trees for bugs, Built bridges for Clarks & Petersen’s Construction, Worked on the Hansen Ranch at the Lower Bar BC, Crescent H Ranch and Rivermeadows Ranch. He work for many years at the Wyoming Game & Fish as Elk Feed Ground Manager finally retired from there at age 62.
Jewell was a loving husband, father, and an incredible Grandpa to many. He made each one feel so special, and had a sweet, gentle love for all of the children in his life. Jewell will be remembered by his grandchildren as the man with all the answers. He was very intelligent, and his interests included 4 wheeling, hunting, his deep love and ability with riding and training horses. Politics, bird watching, puzzles, and card games, He and Pat would play against each other each morning for many years, keeping a tally. Every now and then he even won!
Preceded in death by his parents- Eva Jemmett & Elmer Jones, Dale, Gordon, Joyce, Mel, Jerry, Faye, Connie, Ted, Boyd, Brent (twin) Jones.
Survived by- Brother’s Blaine (twin) & Randy Jones. Spouse- Patricia C Basye Jones
Children – Terri Eva & John King, Donna Earlene & Richard Cole, Brett Lane Jones & Mary Button.
Grandchildren- Tami & Jim Duke, Travis & Courtney Lucas, William King & Julie Figueroa, Amanda & Ryan Fredrickson, Anna Roberts, Emily, Madelon & Eva Jones, Ryan & Val King, Brandon King, Clint & Tanya King
He had 18 Great Grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held at the Emmanuel Bible Church in Thayne WY on June 27, 2020
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