Jewell Huckaby, 89, of Highlandís Ranch, Colo., Evergreen, Colo., Osage City, Kan., Robinson, Kan., and Nevada, passed peacefully into the arms of God from Mill Vista Lodge at Wind Crest Retirement Community on Sunday evening, July 16.
Born in Nevada, to Sarah Henryetta (Moore) Huckaby and Jewel Jasper Huckaby, Jewell Jr. attended Nevada schools and went on to earn his Bachelorís and Masterís degrees in music education at KU. He taught music in Evergreen, Colo., Osage City, Kan., and Robinson, Kan.
He married his high school sweetheart Carlene Summy on March 28, 1948, on Easter Sunday morning. He is survived by his children Cheryl Colson (Leif), Larry Huckaby (Donna), Randy Huckaby (Martha), daughter-in-law Dawne Huckaby and was predeceased by son Lon Huckaby and Ronald Huckaby. He also leaves his eight beloved grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Jewell (an appropriate name) was cherished, loved and admired by family, friends, peers, the communities he lived in and the students he taught. Jewell sang the melody of his life for all the world to hear, and the duet with the love of his life was most harmonious. Together, their song lasted for 72 years and will carry on through Carlene until she is united with him once again in heaven.
A memorial service will be at Evergreen Christian Church, 27772 Iris Drive, Evergreen, CO 80439 on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m., followed by a potluck lunch. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jewellís name to: Evergreen Christian Church, PO Box 427, Evergreen, CO, 80437.