Margaret B. Jewell
October 22, 1936 – July 11, 2018
Mrs. Margaret Blanca Jewell, 81, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home on Tuesday July 10, 2018. She was born on October 22, 1936 in Brownsville, Texas to Maria Loya Lopez and Ernesto Lopez Uribe.
She was an accomplished nurse for 40 years, which inspired her daughter and granddaughter to also join the profession. Her most prized accomplishment was her marriage of 52 years to the love of her life, Virgil Bryan Jewell who preceded her in death on February 28, 2011. She and her husband attended St. Pius V Catholic Church where they served in the choir for over 40 years. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas for 32 years where she served as Vice Regent and Regent for her court. Besides gardening, cooking and sewing, she enjoyed serving others with a generous heart. She was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by her family.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Ninfa Peacock, her brothers, Joe Lopez and Ernesto Lopez, and her grandchildren, Garrett Kencaid Jewell and Marissa Celine Ottosen. She is survived by her youngest brother, Charles R. Lopez and his wife Yolanda Lopez; her children, Madelene Jewell Ottosen and her husband Douglas Ottosen, William (Bill) Jewell, Thomas (Tom) Jewell and his wife Lisa Martinka Jewell, and Kenneth (Kenny) Jewell; her grandchildren, Jessica Elizabeth Barboza and her husband Juansebastian Barboza, Nicholas Jewell, Isabella Jewell, and Victoria Jewell and many nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.
Visitation and a reception will be held on Monday July 16th at Forest Park East Funeral Home, 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. followed by a rosary service at 7:00 P.M. A mass and celebration of her life will be held at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday July 17, 2018 followed by a luncheon at St. Clare of Assisi Parish Hall. Margaret will be laid to rest at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday July 17 at Forest Park East Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Margaret's memory to Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court #2361 C/O Patty Colon 7421 Faith Drive Deer Park, Texas 77536.
- William (Bill) Jewell, Pallbearer
- Thomas (Tom) Jewell, Pallbearer
- Kenneth (Kenny) Jewell, Pallbearer
- Nicholas Jewell, Pallbearer
- Douglas Ottosen, Pallbearer
- Michael Jewell, Pallbearer
- Charles Lopez, Pallbearer
- Juansebastian Barboza, Pallbearer
Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court 2361
C/O Patty Colon 7421 Faith Drive , Deer Park, Texas 77536
- Visitation Monday, July 16, 2018
- Rosary Monday, July 16, 2018
- Celebration of Mass Tuesday, July 17, 2018
- Committal Service Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Margaret B. Jewell
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July 16, 2018
I just want to say I am so sorry for your loss of your mother Billy. Will continue to pray for peace and comfort for you and your family at this time!