N. SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Wesley D. Jewell, Sr., 94, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born Jan. 22, 1923 in East Topsham, Vt. the son of Raymond and Marie (McKay) Jewell. He graduated from Bradford Academy class of 1941, and later from Concord Business School in Concord, N.H.
On Sept. 10, 1948 Jewell married Blanche Carpenter in East Corinth, Vt.
He was employed as a machinist with Fellows Gear Shaper in Springfield for 17 years, and later as a truck driver with St. Johnsbury Trucking, retiring after 17 years of service.
Jewell was a member of the Minerva Lodge # 86 F.&A.M. in East Corinth, as well as a member of the Mt. Sinai Shriners and the Sinai Joe’s Clown Unit. He was also a volunteer driver for CRT.
He was a handyman who also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling, vegetable gardening, and puttering.
Jewell is survived by his wife Blanche of North Springfield, two daughters – Virginia Ricker and Susan Jewell both of Perkinsville, Vt., two sons – Wesley D. Jewell Jr. and Mark Jewell both of Springfield, Vt., one sister Paula Jewell of East Corinth, Vt., two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
A graveside Masonic service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at the New Cemetery in East Corinth, Vt.
Friends may call at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt. on Friday evening Oct. 6, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Contributions may be made in his memory to the Shriners Hospitals for Children at 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt.