Donald B. Jewkes
Donald B. Jewkes, 99, of Carbondale, CO, passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 23, 2016, at 11:15 pm with his wife of 79 years Julia by his side at Heritage Park in Carbondale. Born in Orangeville, Emery, Utah, USA, on October 3, 1916, to the late William Andrew Jewkes and Ermina Estella Scovill. Don was the last and longest living son of their 12 children. Survived by his wife Julia and four sons Donald William of Snowmass Village, CO, Parry Paul of Palm Desert, CA, Thomas A of De Queen, AR, and Roger Scott of Santa Barbara, CA, along with 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Born and raised on a sawmill in the mountains of south central Utah and later married Julia Blanche Parry. He worked for the CCC, in the coal mines in Kenilworth, UT, Lockheed Aircraft during WWII and later for the dairy industry as a teamster. Love of the outdoors, hunting, camping, fishing and snow skiing was in their blood as both were from pioneer stock whom settled the west. This heritage was passed on to the children who are all avid skiers and share his love for the outdoors. Lived a long, happy, healthy life raising his children in Walnut Creek, CA, working as a Teamster and devoting much of his time and energy to the LDS church. As the children grew up and moved away Don and Julia followed and finally settled back in Colorado where they spent time fishing the Fryingpan River on their honeymoon 79 years ago.
Don was a giver and took little in return. Never complained and was wanting to do everything himself. Spent an overnight in hospital for first time in his life just a few days before passing. He had always wanted to live to 100 years and did, the only one of his siblings to do so. He would like to be remembered and please say about me, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”
Over the past years Mike and Kris Jewkes of Carbondale have spent endless hours especially near the end, caring for Don and Julia’s needs. The entire family thanks them for their kindness and all they have done.
His wish was to be laid to rest in his birthplace, Orangeville, UT, in a Jewkes Family plot with a graveside service only. The service is scheduled for 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 5, 2016.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation in honor of Donald to the Donald B. Jewkes Memorial Account at Alpine Bank, Carbondale, CO, to benefit the residents of Heritage Park Care Center.
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