Loretta Rae Jewell, age 63, of John Day passed away June 11, 2021 peacefully in her sleep at her residence in John Day. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Monument Senior Center at 1PM in Monument, Oregon.
Loretta was born July 14, 1957 to Jack and Jesse (Shelley) Jewell in Heppner, Oregon.
She spent most of her childhood years in Monument, Oregon.
Loretta was an accomplished licensed heavy equipment operator; in the winter months she would drive snowplow and in her off season in the summer she drove a water tender.
Loretta loved anything outdoors; fishing, camping, catching crawdads, gold panning and horseback riding and was especially fond of spending quality time with her grandchildren whom she loved dearly.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Jesse Jewell; brother, Arlot Jewell.
Survivors include her daughter, Tina Male of Pendleton, Oregon; sons, Matt Walker and Wes Walker of John Day; and thirteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
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