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Bonnie Jewell

Bonnie Jewell

1945 - 2022

Bonnie Jean Jewell, 76, of Cheboygan, peacefully passed away on July 24, 2022 surrounded by loved ones, after a difficult battle with lung disease.

Bonnie was born on October 28, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Clarence and Winifred (Graham) Brooks. She was a graduate of Cheboygan High School and spent more than 35 years working for Fox Valley and Ferret Instruments as a production supervisor. Bonnie was a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and enjoyed reading, gardening in one of her many beautiful flower beds, and spending time working on her family tree. She also enjoyed going to the casino for entertainment. Bonnie was a kind, thoughtful, witty individual that would always put others before herself. She married the love of her life, George Jewell, at the age of 16 and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 21, 2022, before her passing. She had three children, 2 sons, George and Robert and one daughter, Tina. For the past 29 years, she has also cared for her brother Barry Brooks and had a special place in her heart for him and all children with Down Syndrome. She was the rock of her family and loved by many.

Bonnie is survived by her husband, George, 2 sons, George William (Colleen) Jewell and Robert Jewell, and daughter Tina (Mike) Kennedy, 6 grandchildren, Jacob (Valerie) Jewell, Sarah Jewell, Ryan (Chelsea) Jewell, Julian Jewell, Sophia Kennedy and Peyton Kennedy.

Bonnie also leaves behind her sister, Judy (Dick) Bellant and 4 brothers, Barry Brooks, Terry Brooks, Tom Brooks and Lawrence Plaunt, as well as many beloved in-laws, nephews, nieces and longtime friends.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Winifred Brooks and grandson, Timothy Jewell.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 13th from 12-2pm at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 626 N Main Street, Cheboygan, MI 49721.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Tunnel to Towers Foundation for fallen first responders.

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