Ralph Chester “Chet” Jewell
Chet passed away on October 31, 2019 peacefully after a long illness surrounded by his family.
He was born in Monkton on September 24, 1942 to Ernest & Ina (Thurston) Jewell.
He lived in Monkton most of his life, wintering in Lake Placid Florida since 1991. Chet was a truck driver for over 50 years. Driving truck (Peterbilt) was his passion.
Chet is survived by his wife of 56 years Joyce (Shepard) Jewell & his five children; Lorie, Tina, James (Sue), Glen (Kim), Danny Jewell. Two sisters Viola (Rolland) Brace & Avonia Conant & a brother- in-law Charles (Dawn) Shepard.
He was predeceased by his parents Ernest & Ina Jewell & his mother-in-law Helen Shepard Lebeau.
Seven grandchildren; Christopher, Michael, Melissa, Brian, Elizabeth, Andrew, Akara & great grandchild Leah & very special companion his dog Cookie.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, November 3rd at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol from Noon to 2 p.m, and a memorial service will be held 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, Attn Wayland Wish’s, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753. To send online condolences to his family please visit www.brownmcclayfuneralhomes.com