John Franklin Jewell

John Franklin Jewell

August 7, 1940 – May 27, 2019

RICE, Wash. — John Jewell died peacefully at his home in Rice on May 27, 2019, at the age of 78. He lived in various locations, including Alaska, Maryland, Michigan and Washington State.

He married Barbara Jewell in Crystal Falls, on Dec. 17, 1960.

In June 1962, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Michigan Technological University and a Master of Science in Mathematics in June 1967.

John and Barbara moved to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to retire before moving permanently to Rice.

He was an outstanding teacher/professor, pilot, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His smile, kindness, and willingness to help others will be missed, but not forgotten.

During his spare time, he loved to teach flying. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, traveling and volunteering his time to help others.

John is survived by his wife, Barbara Jewell; and his four children: Annette Brown, Robert Jewell, Sharon Perkins, and Carol Jewell.

In addition, he leaves behind seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many good friends.

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