Connie Joyce Jewell

January 27, 1946June 3, 2019

Connie Joyce Jewell On June 3 at 2:24 PM Connie joined her beloved husband and eternal companion “Marvelous Marv” on the other side of the veil. She has struggled for years with Alzheimer’s and other physical ailments. Born January 27, 1946 in Safford, Arizona to Grant J and Ellen Jean Allen. She is the second of four siblings. She spent her first years living in tents while her father worked in Arizona Department of Transportation teams designing and building tunnels, bridges, and roads in remote locations. Later in her youth she gained a love for baking while working in a Safeway Bakery. This passion would become a hobby for her until late in life. She made multiple beautiful and moist multi-tiered wedding cakes as wedding presents through the years. She married her love and eternal companion, Marvin Jewell on January 21, 1967 after he came home from serving in the military. Together they built a strong and stable home and had three children. They built a home of faith and love. Their family was their hobbies. They loved to travel and loved to take their children and grandchildren on road trips and adventures. After graduating from Arizona State University, Connie became an elementary school teacher. She truly loved this calling. She had great love and concern for the inner-city children whom she served as a teacher. Many of these children had unique struggles and she made it her mission to learn what their needs were and how she could best help them succeed in life. This went beyond the simple class curriculum. The wife of one of her sons said, “My mom-in-law, Connie Jewell, had teaching engraved in her heart and soul. Every moment, every opportunity that presented itself, she found a way to enlighten someone’s mind and prove to them that they had great, important abilities! It’s the thing I most love about her.” This love for education and helping children was passed down to her daughter who followed her career choice. She was selfless and loving, welcoming many others into her home and providing them with a place to live when needed. She always wanted family to feel welcomed and provide a safe place for all. She loved having family over and her home was known for large gatherings and swimming parties. She is survived by her sister Audrey, brother Grant, children Corbin, Chad and Meredith and multiple grandchildren. We will be celebrating her life on June 22, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at: 15880 West Cactus Road Surprise, AZ 85379 Viewing starts at 8:30 am. The funeral will start at 10:00 am.


22 June


8:30 am - 10:00 am

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

15880 West Cactus Road
Surprise, AZ 85379

22 June

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

15880 W Cactus Road
Surprise, AZ 85379

22 June

Committal Service

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm

Greenwood/Memory Lawn Mortuary

719 North 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85009


Connie Joyce Jewell

have a memory or condolence to add?

Audrey Simonson

June 18, 2019

My sister was multi talented. She was amazing at baking. She crochet beautiful blankets, which many of us have been blessed to receive from her. She had a beautiful contralto voice.

She was unselfish with her time. When I was about 12 years old my sister would take time early in the morning before going to school to fix up my hair. She was very compassionate. As a young woman she befriended many her age who were struggling in life.

She married a marvelous man. Together they created a home that had a heavenly feel, full of love, warmth, laughter and security.

I have many loving memories of my sister that are too close to my heart to share publicly. I am so thankful for the memories that are mine to cherish.

While I will miss her greatly I imagine her now in her beautiful heavenly form, united with her eternal sweetheart, and many other loved ones on the other side of the veil, that I cannot be sad.

I love you my dear sweet sister. Until we meet again.

Janet Farmer

June 17, 2019

I sure loved Sister Jewell and truly loved having her for a Teacher at Spitalny. She was a great Teacher and taught with her heart. Although I have not seen her for years I do frequently think of her and remember how patient she was with this hyper-active child. Rest In Peace sweet lady!!!

Love ,

Janet Farmer