PRICE - After a courageous battle with cancer, Ronald Wayne Jewkes passed away in Price on Nov. 14, 2013 at the age 47.
He was born in Vallejo, Calif., to Ronald K. Jewkes and Arlene Gale.
Married Shanna Tripp, April 26, 1990 in Provo and to this union they were blessed with two beautiful daughters Genevieve and Kellie.
Wayne's life was centered around his family and the great outdoors. He was loyal employee of Conoco Phillips where his scope of work allowed him to spend a great deal of time working outdoors. He loved riding around looking at the wildlife and occasionally searching for shed horns (on his lunchtime, of course). He spent countless hours hunting, fishing and camping. Wayne loved telling stories and his favorite story was his sightings of "Big Foot" in the Spring Canyon area. He was a past member of the Castle Country Bass Masters. Wayne loved cooking outdoors and he was known for his secret jerky recipe.
He is survived by his daughters, Genevieve N. Jewkes, Vernal, Kellie Ann Jewkes, Price; his mother, Arlene Gale, Price; sister, Carole (Troy) Davis, Valentine, Neb.; brother, Brian (Carie) Jewkes, Helper; brother-in-law, Jeff Young, Helper; grandmother, Mazel Gale, Farmington; mother of his daughters, Shanna Jewkes, Price; special companion, Tracy Campbell, Price; and beloved grandson, Daxton R. Davis.
Wayne was preceded in death by his father, Ronald; grandparents, Mont K. and Kate Jewkes, Waldo Gale; uncle, Dewey Gale; and just recently by his sister Terri Young.
Memorial services for Wayne will be Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, 3 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home (233 East Main Street) in Price. Family will be at Mitchell's Wednesday one hour prior to services. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Wayne at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.