Winston Dean Jewett passed on January 12, 1989 at a Santa Rosa hospital after a brief illness.
He was born in Forestvllle where his grandfather, George E. Jewett, settled after coming to Sonoma County in 1848 from Tennessee.
Jewett rode an electric rail car from Forestville to Sebastopol to attend Analy High School. He attended Santa Rosa Junior College in 1925 and was editor and publisher of the school newspaper while working as a correspondent for The Republican and Press Democrat newspapers before they were merged by Ernest Finley.
He quit college to become a reporter for four years for The Republican and a correspondent for the Oakland Post Inquirer and San Francisco Call Bulletin.
In the early 1930s he and his father operated a dairy ranch and milk delivery business, and about 1934 he opened an ice cream store, coffee shop and fountain on Fourth Street called the Sunrise Creamery.
During World War II his business obtained a contract with the federal government to furnish milk to all the servicemen at bases in the Santa Rosa area. He sold the business after being in operation for 20 years to become food and beverage manager for the junior college. He held that position from 1955 to his retirement in 1976.
Jewett was a past president of the Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa #50.
Dearly beloved husband of Regina Jewett of Santa Rosa, loving father of Barry Jewett of Santa Rosa, loving brother of June Butler of Hillsboro, CA and the late Arden Jewett, adored grandfather of Michael, Brenda. Susan, and Debra, great grandfather of 4.
Services will be followed by entombment at Santa Rosa Memorial Park. The family prefers, donations in his memory to Sonoma County Unit, American Cancer Society, 826 St. Helena Ave., Santa Rosa, 95404.
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