JAMES WALLACE JEWETT - JAY - James Wallace Jewett, age 66, husband of Theresa (Juaire) Jewett, passed away unexpectedly in the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. Jim was born Sept. 27, 1946, in Berkshire Center, the son of Arlin Jewett and the late Geneva (Johnson) Jewett. Jim was employed at General Dynamics for 33 years, retiring in 2000. Jim had a great love of the outdoors. He enjoyed operating his Christmas Tree Farm in New York, hiking, snowshoeing, camping, fishing, and especially hunting and spending time in Montana. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Theresa Jewett of Jay. Jim and Theresa were married on Oct. 7, 1967. He is also survived by his children and their families, Travis Jewett and his wife, Mollie, and their children, Casey and Geneva, of Orlando, Fla., and Jessica Jewett, and her husband, Nate Herron, and their children, Destiny, Ivory and Felicity Herron, of Berkshire; father, Arlin Jewett of Berkshire Center; sisters and their husbands, Marilyn and Ed Gelinas of Grand Isle, and Linda and Jim Foster of Poulsbo, Wash.; many nieces, nephews, and good friends including, Ann and Jim Benoit. He was predeceased by his mother, Geneva (Johnson) Jewett on Dec. 30, 2001; and brother, Richard Jewett on Jan. 8, 2012. In keeping with Jim's wishes, he will be cremated. A graveside memorial service to be held at the Berkshire Center Cemetery, will be announced next spring. There will be no visiting hours. Private condolences may be sent to Jim's family online through www.spearsfuneralhome.com. For those who wish, contributions in Jim's memory may be made to the Berkshire Center Cemetery Association, c/o Gary Fiske, 2503 Duffy Hill Road, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450, or to the 2nd Congregational Church of Berkshire Center, c/o Marjorie Stowe, 4447 Watertower Road, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Dec. 20, 2012