Gary Jewell Sr.

May 2, 1954 – Oct 8, 2016


Gary A Jewell Sr. AKA Papa born on May 2nd , 1954 passed away on Oct. 8th, 2016. He loved the outdoors fishing, hunting, camping and boating to name a few. He played in a weekly game of cribbage for many years that he very much enjoyed the company of friends. Dominoes was another favorite of his not to mention a good game of candy land with the grandchildren.

He worked as a welder by trade and took much pride in his work ethics that he was very proud to have passed onto his children.

Gary has now joined his parents James and Jackie Jewell and younger brother Richard in a place of peace.

He is survived by his wife Marie and sisters Connie Easter and Traci Jewell Martinez. Children Jo Ann Sandoval, Gary Jr. and two stepchildren Shawna Griffith and Billy Griffith which he raised as his own. Also his 10 grandchildren Kalen, Chelsea, Esperanza, Armando, Jordan, Austin, Brandon, Jackie, Bella, and Rylee who all meant the world to him.

He touched the lives of many and will continue to do so in spirit as he watches over us. Please join us as we celebrate his life and your memories.

October 15th, 2016

10:00AM Viewing to begin in BWFW chapel

11:00AM Service to start in BWFW chapel

12:00PM Reception to start in BWFW reception room


Ellen Jewell Hendl
Longview, WA
Oct 14, 2016

You will be missed. Prayers for the family.

Ian Ashe
Federal Way , Wa
Oct 13, 2016

Lived next to Gary for probably 15 years . As a kid we tried not to play too close to Garys new truck . Because Gary had a yelling voice on him and he sure knew how to use it . Playing into that " get out of my yard " stereotypical grumpy neighbor . He was good at it . As I got older and got to know him , he became a good friend and actually was one of the nicer people I knew . He loved his family. It was ridiculously cute to see him hang out with his granddaughters. I'm definitely going to miss our chats .

Jane Clemens
Texarkana, AR
Oct 13, 2016

Connie E Jewell Easter
Seattle, Wash
Oct 12, 2016

I Love you brother with all my heart. You're in gods arm's now. Until we meet again.

Traci Jewell-Martinez
Kent, Wa
Oct 12, 2016

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