Colonel Delbert E. Jewell

Colonel Jewell

Jewell, Colonel Delbert E., Webster Groves resident, retired Colonel Missouri Air National Guard, died March 4, 2019. He was 96.

He served throughout World War II as a U.S. Navy yeoman in the Atlantic and Pacific and in Pearl Harbor in the War Plans Section in Admiral Nimitz’ headquarters. Colonel Jewell was recalled to active duty during the Korean War. His final assignment was director of operations in the 157th Tactical Control Group at Jefferson Barracks, having supervision over organizations in Alabama, Georgia, Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri. After 34 years of military service, he was awarded the U.S. Air Force and Missouri Meritorious Service Awards.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 73 years, Dorothy L. Jewell (nee Long), and son Stephen. Beloved father of Sherry Tompkins, Edward Jewell, Gary (Caryl) Jewell and Mary (Mark) Wiley; grandfather to 10, great-grandfather to six, beloved uncle to many. Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.