Jewel Darlene Remboldt, 86, of Centralia, Wash., left us for her heavenly home Oct. 26, 2019. She was born to Chris and Emma Remboldt Feb. 9, 1933, in Jamestown, N.D. The family moved to Everett, Wash., in 1942.

Jewel attended Everett schools and graduated from Everett High School in 1951. She continued her education at Prairie Bible College, in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada, graduating in 1955. Jewel worked in customer service for licensing in the Snohomish County Auditor’s office for a few years before she went to Zambia, Africa, in 1960, as a missionary with the Africa Evangelical Fellowship, now SIMUSA. Initially she worked at a bible school for Zambian pastors in the bush village of Chizera, in later years, she served at mission headquarters in the capital, Lusaka. Jewel retired in 1993, after 33 years of service and settled in Centralia, Wash., where she was a faithful member of Mountain View Baptist Church. Jewel was third in a family of five girls.

She is survived by two sisters, JoAnn Buzzard of Centralia, Wash., and June Aprille of Tamworth, N.H.; and 12 nieces and nephews.

Jewel was preceded in death by sisters, Jeanette Chugg and Joyce Hadeen.

She is well-remembered for her kind, sweet spirit, love of the Lord Jesus and most especially for her truly amazing singing voice.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Mountain View Baptist Church. Memorial donations may be made to Mountain View Baptist Church, 2201 Belmont Ave., Centralia, WA 98531, or to her mission organization, SIM USA:

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