Jewel Linderman, 59, Carrington, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, at her home in Carrington. Jewel's funeral services are at 10 a.m. CDT on Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, at Federated Church UCC/UMC, Carrington. Interment is in the Carrington Cemetery. Visita...
Jewel Linderman, 59, Carrington, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, at her home in Carrington.
Jewel's funeral services are at 10 a.m. CDT on Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, at Federated Church UCC/UMC, Carrington.
Interment is in the Carrington Cemetery.
Visitation is from 1-5 p.m. CDT today at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, and continues from 9 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Jewel Eileen Galt was born August 21, 1948, in Jamestown, the daughter of Fern and Marjorie (Posey) Galt. She attended school in Melville and graduated from Carrington High School in 1966.
Jewel attended NDSU and earned a degree in home economics.
On Dec. 28, 1968, Jewel was united in marriage to Kent Linderman in Carrington. They later divorced.
While in college, Jewel worked at JC Penney.
Later, she taught school in Sykeston for a short time.
Jewel was the office manager for Carrington Livestock Sales for several years. She served as secretary for the Quarter Horse Association and loved the challenge of working with the various groups of people. She continued to harbor a lifelong love for horses.
Equally important was her love for her dogs. She bred Shelties, and was proud of their uniqueness and devotion to their owners. Her dogs were her forever companions. They were always close to Jewel.
No matter where Jewel worked, she was held in high esteem and considered one of the team. During her busy workday, she maintained a cheery attitude and made time to listen to others.
Eleven years ago, Jewel purchased the Rose Garden Floral. She built her business on professional, personalized service and enjoyed a large, loyal customer base. She maintained a reputation of excellence and unparalleled designing skills.
Jewel was a member of the Federated Church in Carrington. She served on the memorial committee, was a member of the Women's Guild and was church secretary at one time.
Jewel was deeply spiritual and private. She graciously shared what she had with others, often giving flowers and hugs to an unsuspecting person.
She never failed to say, "I love you" to family as they departed whether it was overnight or longer.
Jewel was guardian for her sister, Sharon, who she deeply loved.
Even though Jewel suffered from the unrelenting pain of rheumatoid arthritis, she looked forward with hope and the continued belief that tomorrow would be better. This she did until the day of her death.
Jewel was a wonderful sister, friend, colleague and mentor. She will be long remembered by many and sadly missed by all who knew and loved her - especially her family.
She is survived by two brothers, Fern E. (Chris) Galt and Darryl T. (Carol) Galt, both of Bismarck; three sisters, June (Andy) Johnson, Anchorage, Alaska, Marlene C. (Bob) Scott, Carrington, and Sharon K. Galt, New Rockford; many special nieces; nephews; cousins; and two special aunts, Dolly Footitt, Carrington, and Evelyn Galt, Fargo; and her two beautiful shelties, Nellie Louise and Johnny.
Jewel was preceded in death by her parents, Fern and Marjorie; two brothers, Rollin Galt and Montie Galt; and one sister, Darlene Lorenz.
(Evans Funeral Home, Carrington)