The world lost one of the most hardworking, selfless and caring men on Aug. 28, 2015 with the passing of Robert T. Jewett, 49, from multiple unexpected medical issues.
While spending most of his time working on the mountain and running his decorative rock business, he was always willing to drop everything and help any friends or community members when they were in need. His positive and humorous attitude along with his willingness to be of help to anyone gained him an abundance of respect from everyone who knew him.
Bob was born at Spokane Sacred Heart on May 24th, 1966. He graduated from Mead High School and then furthered his education at Whitworth University, graduating in 1988 with a degree in geology. As many already knew, Bob was an avid rock hound. After college he was a geologist for Ramrod Gold and soon after, he began running his own Assay lab in Republic with his business partner, Jim Gubler. In 1993 he met the love of his life, Denise, and on May 21st, 1994 they got married and started their new life together in Chesaw. A year later, they were blessed with a little daughter, Brittany. Around the same time, he started his own decorative rock business with his business partner and good friend, Greg Prescott. With his business and rock quarry being so close to home, it made it much easier to be with his new family.
Though he was very busy and hard at work between his own business and Water Sampling for Kinross, he had many hobbies that he enjoyed. You could spot him cruising around the mountain hunting with his Yellow Lab, Jasper, or fishing down at the lakes. He rarely left the hill but when he did, you would find him down at the golf course with all of his friends. He enjoyed spending time with Brittany hunting, watching her sports events or just driving around the mountain. Bob loved coming home to his wife every evening and relaxing after a long day. He had a great amount of respect and love for everyone he knew and it showed through the way he treated others and the way everyone treated him. No matter who it was, he always greeted them with a huge smile and a kind word.
He passed away at Spokane Sacred Heart on Aug. 28, 2015. Preceding him in death were his mother, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 21 years Denise, his pride and joy daughter Brittany, his father Bob, brother Randy (Susan), and sister Christy (Lee).
A celebration of Bob’s life will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Chesaw Rodeo Hall.