Thursday, August 19, 2010

OBITUARY: John M. Jewett

John M. Jewett
Feb. 26, 1928-Aug. 15, 2010

John M. Jewett, 82, passed away August 15, 2010 at his home in Socorro after fighting a losing battle with Esophagus Cancer.
He was born in Laconia, New Hamp. on February 26, 1928, the son of Maurice and Hattie (Morrison) Jewett. He spent most of his life in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region and resided in Belmont, New Hamp. for 25 years before moving to Socorro in 1997. He attended Laconia Schools and was a graduate of Laconia High School, Class of 1946. He also attended Tilton School and the University of Maine.
John was a World War II Navy Veteran and served as a Damage Control man aboard the Battleship Wisconsin. He was a member of the U.S.S. Wisconsin Assoc., The American Battleship Assoc., The Bainbridge NTC Historical Assoc., and The American Legion Post 64 of Socorro.
He had been employed by the New Hampshire Dept. of Transportation for 24 years, retiring in 1988. He was a Highway Surveyor and Design Engineer and worked as a Survey Supervisor for 16 years. John had also been employed by the U.S. Forest Service in Colorado, The New Mexico Highway Dept., and Consulting Engineers in York, Penn. He was a registered Professional Engineer and Professional Surveyor.
John was also known as a musician and played drums for numerous musical organizations over the years. After he retired, he played in “Uncle El’s Golden Oldies”, Laconia, New Hamp. and Rev. Ed Adams’ “Good Sam’s Band”, in Socorro. He also enjoyed writing in his retirement years and his first book of Navy Memoirs “Once Upon A Wagon” was published in 2003.
As a youth, he was active in the Boy Scouts and attained the rank of Eagle Scout.
John is survived by his wife of 52 years, Pauline Livernois Jewett; one sister, Ann Saad of Greenland, New Hamp.; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Socorro General Hospital- Hospice or to the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Socorro. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, August 20, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Daniels Family Funeral Services, Socorro Chapel with Rev. Edward Adams officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in the Sanbornton Union Cemetery in New Hampshire.
Those who wish to send condolences may do so at Services have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services, 309 Garfield, Socorro, NM 87801, (575) 835-1530.

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