Obituary: Jewell Johnson Thayne

Jewell Thayne
Jewell Johnson Thayne
1935 ~ Dec. 10, 2017
Jewell Johnson Thayne, 82, of Green River, Utah, passed away on Dec. 10, 2017. Celebration of life will be held on Aug. 11, 2018, in Meeker. Jewell was born in Meeker, Colo., where she graduated from Meeker High School. Jewell was first married to John S. Johnson for 27 years. At the time of her passing, she was married to Raymond Thayne. They were married for 30 years. Jewell was a renowned artist and her unique and beautiful works found their way into homes around the world. Prior to her journey as an artist she was a breast cancer survivor who advocated tirelessly for other cancer patients and their families, especially those in Green River, Utah. She touched all who she met and her compassion and character were without measure. Jewell is survived by her husband Raymond and her two daughters, Sherie Purcella and Lisa Deulen (Mark); four grandchildren (to whom she is lovingly referred to as ‘Mamoo’): Renee Survis (Jim), Matthew Walker (Hillary), Todd Mallow (Shauna) and Jason Mallow (Tina); three great-grandchildren: Dylan, Markus and Brooklyn Walker; her siblings Butch, Delos, Doug and Katie Proctor; step-son Terry Thayne (Elizabeth), their children: Adrian, Gabriel, Julian, Mariella, and the rest of her family and friends. Jewell is preceded in death by her mother Ruby Hart, brothers Shorty and Spud Proctor, and her sisters, Esther Vanderpool and Dixie Railey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to American Cancer Society. Celebration of Life will be held on Aug. 11, 2018, at 2 p.m. The Celebration of Life will be at Relda Coulter’s residence located at 1260 County Road 13 in Meeker.

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