Graveside Services for Mrs. Jewel Fason, age 81 of Jefferson will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Trinity Cemetery in Jefferson. Interment will follow services under the direction of Haggard Funeral Home of Jefferson. Visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home prior to the graveside service.
She is survived by her loving husband of an amazing 66 years, Olen Fason. The couple married on January 11, 1947 and raised their two children in Jefferson. Jewel is preceded in death by her daughter, Cyndy Fason. Her son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Janie Fason reside in Marshall. If you ever had a conversation with Jewel, it became quickly apparent that she was a devoted mother not only to her children, but also to her grandchildren. She is survived by her four grandchildren, Rippy Bollman of Rowlett, Rachea’ Adams of Farmersville, Ryan Fason of Marshall and Chanse McCain of the US Virgin Islands. She was known for her good cooking and entertaining stories to her six great-grandchildren, Austin, Payton and Abbe Adams, Ashley and Blake Bollman, and Taylor Fason.
Frances Jewel Allen was born in Ravanna, Arkansas on February 23, 1931, to Earnest and Verna Mae Allen. The family moved to Jefferson when she was very young. She is preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Dorothy Whatley. She is survived by three brothers, Jiggs Allen and wife Sandy of Marshall, Earnest Allen, Jr. and wife Bobby of Dallas and Don Allen and wife Kay of Longview and brother-in-law Tom Bill Whatley of Houma, Louisiana, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jewel was the oldest child and loved to share stories of her childhood adventures as she helped care for her family. She was very proud of her sibling’s accomplishments and dearly loved her many nieces and nephews. All of her adult life, she lived only a few miles away and was blessed to spend so much time with her parents.
Jewel was a devoted homemaker and she enjoyed cooking, as well as gardening. She took pride in caring for her many flowerbeds and cleaning her house daily. “Nani”, as she was called by family, often claimed that she was the “oldest and the meanest”. But she will be remembered lovingly by her family for her kind, selfless spirit and for a lifetime of love and laughter.
Jewel passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013 in Jefferson.
Pallbearers: Ernest Allen, Jiggs Allen, Don Allen, J.R. Murphy, Larry Mauldin & Bobby McGriff.