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On September 20th, 2014 our dearly beloved wife, mom, sister, daughter, "Grammie", aunt, and friend Janet Lynn "Sweet Pea" Jewell went to be with her Lord at the age of 61. After a five month battle with cancer she spent her last days at her home in Sedro-Woolley, Washington with her loving family by her side.
Janet was born on October 23rd, 1952 in Rockford, Illinois to Robert and Cora "Jane" Carlson. She was the youngest of three daughters. Janet moved with her family from Illinois to Washington in 1962.
She graduated from Franklin Pierce High school in Tacoma, Washington in 1970. Janet also attended Green River Community college after she graduated from high school.
Janet met the love of her life, Rickey Leo Jewell, picking berries as a young teen in the Puyallup Valley fields. They were happily married on October 15th, 1971 after Rick was discharged from the U.S. Navy. As newlyweds they lived in Oak Harbor and later Anacortes before finally settling in Sedro Woolley, which was centrally located for Rick's log trucking business. Here they raised their three children while operating their log truck, commercial fishing, and later Dungeness crab businesses. Janet kept the many complicated financials for each business. In addition, Janet spent over 20 summers with her family in Nikiski, Alaska working on the family fishing operation, and had many adventures there. Janet was also a wonderful "soccer mom" since her children played for many years and she was also involved with the Sedro Woolley Youth Soccer Association. Janet also found time to work for her neighbors and dear friends Orlin and Elsie Meyer, owners of "The Wood Shed" in Sedro Woolley and worked for local fabric airbrush artist Marlis Kuusela.
Janet had a passion for gardening, quilting, and her family. She was always at work on a project, whether to be found in the sewing room or outside in the garden. She enjoyed her pets, jazz music, bowling and playing her treasured piano. Janet was also very passionate about her bible study with her close group of friends. For Janet, these were great times getting to know Jesus better with great people.
Janet was a kind and compassionate soul, praying diligently for her family and friends each and every day. She sent the greatest notes that made anyone who received one feel genuinely special. Janet was supportive of her family in every way possible throughout her life and was truly an angel on earth. All those that meet her felt her true kindness and love and generosity. Her example is one for all of us to follow and aspire to. She really was the kindest soul you could ever meet.
Janet is survived by Rick Jewell, her adoring and loving husband who was faithfully by her side through her illness; son Adam (Tara) Jewell; daughter Becky (Ryan) Jewell-Ocepek ; daughter Colleen Jewell-Suiter; grandkids Aidan and Lily Ocepek; sister Linda (Brian) O'Shea; sister Mary Emerson; in-laws Jim and Shirley Jewell; sister in-law Cheryl (Tom) Jewell-Wos; nephew Darryn (Stacey) O'Shea; nephew Justin (Jill) O'Shea; niece Kerstin (Mark) Stevens; niece Molly (Gary) VanWinkle; many numerous relatives and friends; and beloved chocolate Labrador dog, Sage.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Jane Carlson; and her cherished son-in-law, Sky Suiter.
A celebration of Janet's life will be held at First Baptist Church in Sedro-Woolley, Washington on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow.
Faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Hulbush Funeral Home
281 S Burlington Blvd. Burlington, WA 98233-1708
Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2014
Martie Stephenson Van Patten
We are so very sorry to report the passing of our classmate, Martie Stephenson.
Martha "Martie" Van Patten (Stephenson) was born July 2, 1952 in Tacoma, WA and passed away on March 18, 2014. She was preceded in death by parents George and Louise Stephenson and husband Leonard (Lenny) Van Patten. She is survived by sons, Nicholas (Tracy) and Dustin, 3 grandchildren, sisters Linda Harper and Pamela Peters (Philip), special friend Bob Carpmail and grand puppy Mugsy.
Martie graduated from Franklin Pierce High school class of "70". She worked at Weyerhaeuser until she retired.
A memorial will be held at a later date.
Martie will be missed by her friends and family. She was a sweet girl.
Donations can be made to the Cancer Society.