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Obituary - Feb. 14,2013

April 11, 1939 - Feb. 6, 2013

William Grant "Bill" Jewell was born on April 11, 1939, to Loren and Velma (Ward) Jewell in Uravan. He passed away unexpectedly at his home on Feb. 6, 2013.

Bill married Yvonne Chambers in Rifle. They were later divorced. Bill and Yvonne had two daughters. He married Maureen Corcoran in 1979 in Key West, Fla.

Bill was a heavy equipment operator and member of the Operating Engineers, Local #9. He loved the outdoors and told great hunting stories, and prospected for gold from Alaska to Arizona.

Bill was preceded in death by his mother, Velma; father, Loren; stepmother, Alvina; brothers, Jack Jewell and Alvin Woody.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Maureen; daughters, Crystal Hanneman of Rifle and Dawn (Dan) Bailey of Encampment, Wyo.; grandsons, Troy and Kyle Hanneman and many relatives and friends as well as his two best buds, Sadie and Benny.

Cremation has taken place. There will be a celebration of life in the summer of 2013 to be announced at a later date.


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