Jewell Marie Yancey
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December 12, 1934 - April 14, 2021
Jewell M. Yancey, 86, a longtime Wenatchee resident, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2021 at Blossom Creek Memory Care in Wenatchee.
She was born on December 12, 1934 at Oxford, Arkansas to the late Aaron and Jane (Johnson) McVey. She was raised and received her education in Oxford, Arkansas, graduating from Oxford High School. She met and was later married to Clayton Yancey on April 4th 1953 in Oxford, Arkansas, where they made their first home together. They moved their family to the Wenatchee Valley in the mid 1950’s and settled first in Wenatchee. They later moved to Cashmere, all the while keeping their home in Wenatchee.
Jewell worked packing apples and pears for Holman’s, McDougall’s and later Blue Starr Fruit Warehouses. She had also worked for a short time at Lamb Weston in Quincy when they made their home in George, before returning to Wenatchee.
On June 19, 2007, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Yancey. She has since continued to make her home in Wenatchee.
Jewell was an avid gardener, she especially enjoyed cooking and holidays. She loved spoiling her grandchildren.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce & Leanna Yancey, Leavenworth and Tony & Berni Yancey, East Wenatchee; five grandchildren, Matt (Melany) Yancey, North Bend, WA, Mark (Ashley) Yancey, Enumclaw, WA, Michael (Mallory) Webster, Wenatchee, Alan (Kat) Yancey, Entiat and Reesa Yancey, Priest River, ID, and eleven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Clayton, three sisters, Faye, Tressie, and Mary, and two brothers, Cleo and Don.
A special Thank You to Blossom Creek Memory Care for their Extra Special Care.
A Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 20th at 1:00 p.m. at Cashmere City Cemetery.