|Birth: ||Mar. 27, 1919|
|Death: ||Feb. 22, 1993|
Written by Jewell's mother ,"Ada Mae " in her baby book, black hair and eyes, her hair grew away down on her cheek and hair on her ears also, had black hair on her back. They lived in a little red house in Drain Oregon. She was named Jewell by her father Andrew Chilton Redifer, and Maxine by her Uncle Jack Hartman while he was stationed at Honnigan, Germany, 75th Co. 6th Regt, U.S. M.C.- A.E.F. Army Occupation. Also written in her baby book was: " Climbed on chair, then on table and mixed mustard, honey, sugar, salt and pepper, then tried to eat it, put it in her hair and all over the table cloth, 15 months old." Her first trip was to Waldport Oregon over the Alsea Mountain Road at age 5 months,Trip was from Sept 1st -12th 1919.
Mom always said "I don't want to be in the old cold ground" I want to be cremated and have my ashes scattered in the ocean, that way I can go places I have never been.
She loved the ocean more then anyone I know, she was her happiest when she was at the beach house with Marvene, Susie and the kids.They spent a summer at Haystack Rock /Heceta Beach in the 1970's. She could spend hours just sitting and watching the ocean, never saying a word, just watching, I know as I have been with her when we both enjoyed our last trip to the coast together, if I had known we would have spent more time there.
A poem by B.F. Cleaveland, copied for my mother by Jesse Loffer, February 20, 1935, Tiller, Oregon. My mother told me Jesse was her first sweetheart.
Rugged and bold, but friendly
Those hills, pine-clad, sublime; immortalize the "powers that be" Belong to space and time,
Have little part in seasons , Nor herds, nor grass the while
But just to keep in reason, They borrow springs sweet smile
They speak in solid crystal truth Of things we cannot know
Eternal age - eternal youth, While faces come and go
Silent, immovable, content, Peace loiters, shelters there
They have no need of effort spent, In song or tears or prayer
We ask only but to admire, And for those solemn hills
That lift us, soothe us, and inspire to things higher, "For Jewell"
Miss Jewell M. Redifer Honored on Sixteenth Birthday Anniversary
Mrs. A. C. Redifer entertained at a charming dinner party Wednesday evening at her home in Myrtle Creek to compliment her daughter Miss Jewell Redifer on her sixteenth birthday anniversary.
The table was lovely with daffodils and wild ferns in a low bowl.
matching bouquets were used about in the rooms. Mrs. Redifer was assisted in serving by several of her friends.
The guests included Jewell's high school mates and relatives. The Sumner brothers ( Jewell's cousins )
furnished accordion and saxophone music for the occasion.
The lovely seven o'clock dinner was served to Jewell and guests of honor, Mervelyn Henslee of Riddle, Ralph Haley, Wayne Smith, Junior Heath, Delbert Trask, Dean Chamberlin, Leroy Endicott, Jesse Loffer, Maurice Coulter, Roy Marcum, Clarence McLain, Helen Haley, Emily Weaver, Lela Brownson, Wanda Parker, Ione Minor, Myrtle Smith, Ruth Parker, Mr. and Mrs Cyril Sumner, Galvin Sumner, Van Zehrung, Mr. and Mrs Harold Bates, Mrs. E. W. Parker, Mr. and Mrs Frank Zehrung, Archie Ady, G. P. Wilder, and Mr. and Mrs A. C. Redifer.
The prettily decorated birthday cake holding sixteen candles, was lighted by Mr. Redifer. Following the dinner, a pleasant social evening was enjoyed. March 27, 1935.
Taken from the newspaper clipping in our mothers keepsake box.
I didn't write very much about my mother, it is still too difficult today after all the years, what can I say I loved her deeply and I will never get over losing her, it changed me, not in any way that anyone could see, it was all inside on how I viewed people, events and our time on earth. I come here each day and visit, this is the greatest source of comfort for me.
I love you mother, I'll see you one day.
My mother would have been thrilled to find we descended from Capt William Bradford of the Mayflower.
Jewell to her mother Ada Hartman Redifer, to Julia Arvilla LaBarre Hartman to John Hamilton LaBarr to Julia Ann Whiting LeBarre,to Rev Caleb Raymond Whiting,to Caleb Whiting, to William Whiting to Elizabeth Adams Niles, to Alice Bradford Fitch to William Bradford II to William Bradford I. On my father's side we descend from Pricilla Mullins and John Alden, so we have the Mayflower covered pretty much!
Andrew Chilton Redifer (1880 - 1974)
Ada Mae Hartman Redifer (1894 - 1965)
Roland LaVerne Montgomery (1916 - 1975)
David Russell Dixon (1911 - 1987)
Curtis "Lee" Montgomery (1939 - 2010)*
Ralph Umstott (1910 - 1911)**
Rollin Delroy Redifer (1914 - 1968)*
Jewell Maxine Redifer Dixon (1919 - 1993)
Naldi Joyce Redifer (1923 - 1934)*
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: I still have my mothers ashes, when I die I will be cremated and we will both be scattered in the ocean, that way we can travel together.
Created by: Juliane Montgomery Burba...
Record added: May 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52072211