Raymond William Jewell
1928 - 2014, Santa Barbara
06/17/1928 - 03/08/2014
To his sister Helen of Redmond, WA, he was My Little Brother; he was Raymond to his sister Mary of Colfax, WA; Dad to his son William (Bill) Jewell of El Paso, TX; Dad or Ray to his two daughters Lynne Shore of Newport RI and Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Faulkner of Wilmington, DE; Uncle Raymond or Uncle Ray to many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, cousins, second cousins and their families; Grampa to Lynne’s children Jennifer and Jonathan and to Beth’s sons Oliver, Hays, Wil and Penn; Grampa Ray to Bill’s daughter Hailey.
I knew him and loved him as all of these different people; mostly, I just called him Ray. We spent our lives together for 23 years and had some amazing wonderful times. We traveled to Egypt and Russia on our own; we cruised European ports in a gorgeous ship with lovely friends; we spent a summer solstice at the most northern part of the US, standing outside in daylight at 11:30 at night
He was my caregiver when I was recovering from a serious illness; I was his caregiver through the last months of his life. We cried together and said goodbye together shortly before he died on the 8th of March this year. He was 85 years old and had lived a life of adventure, generosity, hard work, kindness. He had a big smile, a hearty laugh and a great appetite. He was undemanding, energetic and self-confident. He was my friend, my partner, my love.
I will miss him always.
Goodbye again, my dear loving, caring Ray. Wherever you are, please save me a place right next to you.