Jewel Abshier-Grant Nov. 29, 1924 - May 2, 2012 Jewell Abshier – Grant, 87, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Visalia, CA. Jewell was born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma November 29, 1924 to Eula and Jewell Kirkpatrick. The family moved to California in 1929 and settled in Visalia in 1935. Jewell attended Visalia High School and at 18 she worked as a bookkeeper. She continued working until the age of 80, working for several local auto dealerships. She is survived by her husband of 4 years, John Grant of Visalia. Her niece Lisa Hernandez and husband Frank of Tulare and their 3 children, Brittany, Shane and Trevor Moore; and John's daughters Kathleen Allen and husband Jerry of Grover Beach, Arlene Loop and husband Rocky of Burlington, Washington and Nadeen Fistolera and husband Mike of Visalia, CA. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Alzheimers Foundation, 5900 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1100, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Memorial services will be held on Wednesday May 9th at 10:00am at Miller Memorial Chapel Condolences may be offered at www.millerchapel.com
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta on May 7, 2012