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Jewell Marlow Nelson


1935 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Jewell Marlow Nelson Obituary
JEWELL MARLOW NELSON was born in Waterloo, Nebraska, on Thursday, February 7, 1935, to John and Mary (Griel) Nelson. Jewell was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at the age of 81, on October 26, 2016. Jewell is survived by his loving wife, Sue Nelson, three children: John Nelson, Jeff Nelson and step-son Brian Fithian, four grandchildren: Kari Nelson, Steven Nelson, Jeffrey Nelson and Jalyn Fithian, and four great-grandchildren: Bristol Bryson, Tegan Nelson, Zayden Nelson and Brielle Bryson. Jewell was the third born of five sons: Glenn, Jerome, Jewell, Marvin and Virgil were all raised by their loving mother Mary Nelson. A hard worker and self-made man from the start, Jewell left school at 16 to go to work as an equipment operator for the State of Nebraska. Jewell eventually moved to California where he honed his business skills. Through hard work, dedication and an entrepreneurial spirit, Jewell carved out a very successful career as a contractor and land developer. His success in business allowed him the opportunity to enjoy an early retirement with his wife Sue. Jewell and Sue enjoyed traveling in their motorhome to visit family and friends in Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. Summers were spent sea-dooing on Lake Havasu, Lake Mead and Lake Powell. Jewell loved driving his dune buggy in the beautiful hills behind their Lake Havasu City home. Thanksgiving was his favorite holiday. It was a time for riding quads through the beautiful sand dunes of Glamis with family and friends. Jewell was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who pursued a life of adventure and was very good at it! Jewell lived life to the fullest and will be deeply missed and fondly remembered. Services will be held on November 5, 2016, at 1:30 PM, at Miller-Jones Mortuary, 26770 Murrieta Rd, Sun City, 92586, for anyone who would like to pay their respects. Graveside Service to follow at Menifee Valley Cemetery.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Nov. 4, 2016
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