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Richard J. G. Jewell

03/15/1938 - 03/17/2018
Service Date: 03/23/2018
Service Time: 1:00 PM
Service Location: First Baptist Church, 4039 Arizona 87, Pine, Arizona
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N. Center Street, Mesa, Arizona

Richard J.G. Jewell was born March 15, 1938, in Hill City Village, Minnesota. He was born to James P. Jewell and Eleanor Priscilla Grover. He passed away March 17, 2018.

He was married to Loisanne Louviere and they had 2 sons, Richard (Jennifer) Jewell and Robert (Gloria) Jewell.

He was married to Lisa Jewell for 39 years and they had 5 children, Michelle Jewell, John (Tarin) Jewell, Chad (May) Jewell, Susan (Collin) Patterson. One son, Rod, preceded him in death. He also had two stepsons, Michael (Natalie) Potter, and Brian Waddle. He and Lisa Jewell built 60 churches in Africa.

Richard was an entrepreneur. He owned SA Mechanical and The Jewell Company for 35 years, both family businesses.

Richard and his dad built the Laundromat in Pine, Arizona, 50 years ago. Richard always took pride in the laundry for the small town of Pine, and his dream had always been to live in Pine.

On October 22, 2010, Richard married Vicki (Vogel) Potter. They shared so much love and joy with the grandkids, Richard joked that Vicki made a better grandmother than wife.

The Jewell company was sold and they moved to Pine in 2013. They loved the two RV parks and the Pine Laundry. Richard loved building. He and Vicki did a lot of traveling, cruises, yoga, and walking. They enjoyed having the grandkids visit. Richard and Vicki have a love like no other.

The grandkids are Peri, Parker, Samuel, Ian, Cole, Noah, Summer Rose, Mason, Cadence, Winston, Cameron, Regan, Judah, Shiloh, Whitney, and great-granddaughter, Darcy.

Richard loved The Early Bird Restaurant and the fudge shop.

Richard had a heart for God. He was a man of integrity. He loved his kids and his grandkids. He always had time for everyone that had a problem. If anyone asked for prayers, he would stop and pray.

God has opened the Pearly Gates of Heaven for Richard. He will be truly missed and will always be in so many hearts.

May you rest in peace, my beautiful husband, best friend and love story. I miss your touch, your voice, your laughter and your humor. God Bless.

Richard will have a graveside service at the City of Mesa Cemetery on Thursday, March 22, 2018, with the immediate family. Friday, March 23, 2018, at 1:00 PM, a Celebration of Life will be held at the First Baptist Church in Pine, Arizona.


  • My condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. Losing someone you love is truly difficult and I know Richard will be missed. Please know our Heavenly Father holds out promises that can help us with our sorrow. One such promise is that death soon will be done away with forever (Revelation 21:4) and another promise is that “there is going to be a resurrection.” (Acts 24:15) I pray these promises from God, who cannot lie, (Titus 1:2) bring you comfort.

  • My deep condolences to the Jewell family,
    I was really touched by the loss of your loved one. When a precious loved one falls asleep in death, it brings to mind God’s precious son Jesus. It is comforting to note how he viewed death. I would like to share it with you from the gift that the Most High God has given to each & everyone of us. Yes, His written word the Bible. In the Book of John chapter 11 verses 11-14 please, notice that Jesus viewed death as one Sleeping. He viewed death in such a comforting way. And, the Most High God promises that we can have the opportunity to see our loved ones again in perfect health (Psalms 83:18, Acts 24:15, & Isaiah 33:24). He even says where: Psalms 37:11 and for how long Psalms 37:29). I really hope that these promises were as comforting to you as they were to us when our daughter died and also when my precious husband of 50 years fell asleep in death due to cancer. I truly understand the pain that comes from losing someone so precious to us.
    Written to you in deep sympathy,

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