George Jewell Sr.


George Jewell Sr. passed away March 16, 2012. George was raised in Fortuna and played baseball on the Fortuna team, he enlisted and served in the Korean war. He came back to Fortuna to live with his wife Meryl and raise a family. He worked at Safeway here in town for 30 years. After he retired he continued to write his Gone Fishing articles until he moved at the age of 76 to Idaho in 2004. He enjoyed fishing and spent a lot of time on the ocean, when he was not fishing he was heading up the Fortuna S.C.O.P.E. team.

He is survived by his wife Meryl, son George Jr, daughter in law Robin, son Scott and daughter in law Julie, grandson Eric, his wife Susan, great grand children Zack and Paige, grandson Damon and great great grandchildren Kaeli and Isaiah.

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