W. “Wayne” JewellAug. 31, 1936 — July 29, 2015 | PostIndependent.com
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W. “Wayne” JewellAug. 31, 1936 — July 29, 2015

Wayne was born to Charlie L. and Martha (Selle) Jewell of the Antlers community east of Rifle on August 31, 1936, and attended the Antlers school.

Wayne began his adult working career working seasonal summer jobs for the U.S. Forest Service the summers of 1956 and 1957.

November 17, 1957 Wayne wed Pearl Langstaff also of the Rifle area.

From 1958 thru 1962 Wayne began working seasonal jobs for the Colorado Game Fish and Parks at the Crystal River Rearing Unit of Carbondale, Colorado, and the Bel-Aire Rearing Unit at Buford, Colorado, on the White River east of Meeker, Colorado. In between these assignments Wayne worked at the Texaco Station in Rifle for Gerald Harlow and the Mobil Station in Rifle for Fred Zarlingo.

Wayne began a 35-year career for the now-called Colorado Division of Wildlife in 1963 as a Fish Culturist at the Rifle Falls Fish Hatchery north of Rifle on East Rifle Creek.

In 1998 Wayne retired, and he and Pearl moved to De Beque, Colorado, but always considered himself a lifelong resident of Rifle.

Wayne left us to forever walk in the Aspens of the high country he loved on July 29, 2015, after a short illness.

Wayne is survived by his wife Pearl, a son Bruce (Darlene) Jewell of Minnesota, daughter Darla Jewell of Rifle and daughter Leslie Jewell of Florida. Four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


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