Donald Ernest Jewett (1923 - 2013)

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Donald Ernest Jewett
Donald Ernest Jewett was born January 13, 1923 in Rock Lake, Minnesota the eldest child of Helen Barnes Hanks and Ernest De Witt Jewett. He died after a prolonged illness on December 10, 2013 in Ellensburg, Washington. He was preceded in death by his brothers William and Jerome Jewett and his sister Dorothy. Don graduated from the University of Minnesota in Electrical Engineering on the GI bill following his service in the US Army. He served in both the European and the Pacific theaters as a radio operator. He married a hometown girl, Esther G. Olson, in 1949. Donald worked for Honeywell, ultimately, in their Aerospace and Defense division for 32 years on many interesting projects throughout the United States.
He and Esther, who preceded him in death in 2001, were the parents of Nancy Tomaso Jewett of Ellensburg, WA , Alan S. Jewett of Issaquah, WA and Tony C. Jewett of Chico, CA and the grandparents of 8 grandchildren. He was very delighted with his grandchildren and referred to all of them as 'keepers'. Don and Esther's hard work and generosity and his wry humor will be remembered by many. A family service will be held in the near future. Don valued education above everything but family and any support of an educational institution in his memory would surely have pleased him.

Published in Daily Record from Jan. 10 to Jan. 17, 2014
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