Steven's Story

LIBERTY - Steven Wayne Jewett, 76, passed away peacefully on May 1st 2016 at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was born in Liberty ME on May 29th, 1939 to Forrest and Lyndia (Fuller) Jewett Sr. He felt fortunate to have raised his family and spent most of his life in Liberty.

Steven was a 1957 graduate of the Walker School where he excelled as a basketball and baseball player along with the other activities. After a short stint in College in Gorham ME exploring the possibility of becoming a Phys. Ed. Teacher, he married his high school sweetheart Janice Rhodes. After a brief move to Massachusetts they returned to Liberty to purchase the farm that became the center of their family life.

Steve was an early riser and enjoyed farm life and the tasks that came with it such as cutting wood, haying, taking care of his cows and fences. He was a hard working man who enjoyed being involved in the community. He sold Christmas trees in Augusta for over 23 years and looked forward to seeing his repeat customers every season.

He is predeceased by his parents; six siblings and his son Mathew S. Jewett. Steve is survived by his wife of 55 years, Janice Rhodes of Liberty; his children, Duane Jewett and wife Kimberly, Camilla Jewett, Darrell Jewett and wife Coleen, all of Liberty; Nathan Jewett and wife Elayna of Connecticut, and daughter-in-law Gale Light of Jefferson; sister Ernestine Hooper and husband Earnest of Washington; sisters-in-law Beverly of Jefferson and Marilyn of Liberty and Florida; Grandchildren Rachel (and husband Shane Pezzullo), Erica (and fiance Joel Hill), Abby, Manda (and husband Dan Cushman), Gavin, Sonoma and Tonika and great grandchildren Kale and Oliver; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friend are invited to call at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave. Belfast from 4-6 pm Wednesday May 4th, 2016. A celebration of life will be held at 4 pm, on Thursday May 5th at Liberty Community Hall. Those who wish may make donations in Steve's memory to Waldo County Hospice. The family would like to acknowledge and thank the many caregivers who assisted Steve and provided comfort for him and his family over the last few months of his life.

Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com
Published in Bangor Daily News
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