William "Bill" Jewell
Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA

August 5, 1925 ~ January 12, 2016
"He left us to be with his
beloved wife, Jeanette, once more!"

Dad was born and raised in Vancouver, WA.
He served in WWII aboard the troop transport, USS M.M. Patrick.
The majority of his working life was spent at Bonneville Power Administration, as a Master Mechanic, from which he retired.
During his retirement, he and Jeanette traveled to many places in their RV's. He also built just about anything he desired in his shop. The talent he displayed for fabricating something from nothing was amazing. Storytelling was also something he enjoyed.
People found him funny, charming, and intelligent.
Bill is survived by his sister, Barbara; brother, Dwain and sister-in-law, Joyce; children, Linda and Mike; numerous nieces and nephews; family and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sat., Jan. 23, 2016, 12:00-3:00p.m. at his home. All are welcome! For more information, call 360-953-7323.
Please donate to your favorite charity in his memory!
Special thanks to Cathy and Julie for their loving care.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.

Published by The Columbian on Jan. 19, 2016.
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I used to work at the credit union that Bill was a member of. He was a true delight to have in the branch. He would come in with a smile and he would stay and chat with us ladies. I always looked forward to his visits at the CU. He was a great man and I'm glad I got to know him for the short time that I did.
Christina Eby
January 26, 2016
Linda, Mike, & Family,

I am very sorry & sadden to hear about Bill's passing.

If I may, I'd like to share a fond memory/story about Bill...

Around the mid 70's I met Bill thru Bill Jackson (a BPA Pilot). Bill (Jackson) invited me to go along dirt biking with them up at Jones Creek. I gladly accepted. So we go up there an are ready to ride an Bill (Jackson) suggests that Bill lead, then me, then Bill (Jackson). Okay, good to go.

We all going at a pretty good clip till we came to the turns & twists with 'berms'. Berms are deep ruts where one tries to keep their bike tires in. That way you just give it the throttle & you take off like a train on rail tracks.

Well, Bill hits them ruts & takes off like a locomotive! I'm behind him & I am constantly in & out of those berms (ruts) while trying to keep up with Bill. Bill Jackson was just like me, in & out...in & out of the berms!

We get to the end of that trail & stop for a minute. Bill Jackson was just laughing n laughing because he knew what was going to happen. Bill just had big ole' smile n grinning. Then we all just laughed.

How a little stout fella, who is mild manner and soft spoken could turn into a screaming dirt bike rider once he hopped on a dirt bike I'll never know.

I will miss you my friend.....

My sincere condolences to the family.

~ Ric
Ric Buckmiller
January 21, 2016
Saddened to hear of Bill's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to Linda and Mike. Bill always treated me with kindness and respect in spite of the fact that I was dating his daughter. He introduced me to the world of camping and hiking and I'll never forget that.
Gary Nulph
January 19, 2016
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