Jewell L. Gifford
Jewell Lorine (Weatherford, Burkham) Gifford, 93, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2012, in Salinas. She was born April 30, 1919, in Brownsville, TX.
Jewell previously worked at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital as a Dietician clerk for more than 29 years. She was a member of the American Legion, Moose Lodge and the Senior Bowling League and Travel League.
Jewell loved to garden, spend time with her family; especially her grandkids and great-grandkids.
Jewell was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Thomas Weatherford, Harold Burkam and Paul Gifford; grandson, John Fennell, Jr.; and brothers, Ed Jennings, Jim and Charlie Graham, and George and Billy Bawcum; and sister, Lillie Dement.
She is survived by her daughter, Thelma (John) Fennell; brother, Lonnie (Lorene) Graham; sister, Alice Holdbrook; grandkids, Daniel (Susie) Fennell, Thomas Fennell; great-grandkids, Deborah (Matt) Williams, Rebekah, Jeffery Eads, Daynah and Savannah Fennell; two great-great-grandkids; along with numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.
Visitation will be held Thursday, December 6, 2012, from 1 to 9 p.m., at Healey Mortuary, 405 N. Sanborn Road, Salinas, CA 93905.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 11 a.m., at the Garden of Memories Cemetery, 850 Abbott St., Salinas, CA 93901.
Arrangements entrusted to Healey Mortuary & Crematory, www.healeymortuary.com