Mary Jo Jewett
|Posted 2017-11-12 by mhenderson|
|Today's News-Herald, Lake Havasu City, AZ|
>>> Published on Sunday, November 12, 2017 <<<
Mary Jo Jewett, 82, passed away Nov. 9, 2017.
She was born April 19, 1935 and grew up in San Bernardino,
She married William Joseph Delasantos and they had her only child,
Daniel Stewart Delasantos. The couple divorced in 1962.
She met Robert “Bob” Charles Jewett (BJ) in 1964. The two married
New Year’s Eve 1969. Bob had three children: Danna, Rolly, and Rob
(Dino) whom Mary Jo welcomed into her life with open arms.
She was loved by her family and friends and was a guiding light in
many of our lives. She was outspoken on topics that concerned her
and always made you laugh with old school anecdotes when the
situation called for it.
Mary Jo was an accomplished hula dancer and performed on stage for
audiences all over Southern California. She was an operator and
receptionist and worked for Precision Sheet Metal and later Collins
Foods where she would spend many memorable moments talking to famed
franchise owner Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
The family spent every possible moment on the Colorado River
beginning in 1964 and moved to Lake Havasu City in 1971. They
purchased a home, became pioneers of Havasu and truly lived happily
Bob was the love of her life and the two spent many years together
enjoying all aspects of the town’s social life, pleasure of their
pontoon boat and their dune buggy. Bob passed away in 1989 and Mary
Jo remained in the family home until the day she passed away.
She is survived by sons Dan Delasantos and Rob Jewett, grandchildren
Kim Webb, Kimo Delasantos, Clark Jewett, Josh Adams, Crystal Jewett,
Grace Jackson and Manuel Medeiros, great-grandchildren Hannah Webb,
Hunter Webb, Coby Harding, Kyler Harding, Kaydence Madeiros and
A Celebration of Life is Dec. 2, 2017.
Services were placed in the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home.
Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the family at www.lietz-
frazafuneralhome.com. To send a free card to the family, go to
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