Alma Hue Jewkes passed away on March 30, 2021 at the age of 101 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Born to Alma Gardner Jewkes and Emeline Cox Jewkes on December 23, 1919 in Orangeville, Utah, he was one of 13 children. Raised in Castle Dale, Hue was an athlete all through school, graduating from Central High School in 1936; he then attended Utah State University where he was a nationally recognized running back for the Aggie football team. After graduating, and the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hue enlisted in the U.S. Navy and attended midshipman training at Notre Dame University. Hue became a Lieutenant in the Navy, commanding a PT Boat in the Pacific Theatre. While on leave in San Francisco on April 3, 1945, he married Carol Jean Thornton whom he’d fallen in love with through their exchange of letters; the two were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. He was honorably discharged in 1945, and returned to USU to get his masters degree and then his administrators certificate. Upon completing his master’s, and turning down an offer to join the NFL, Hue and Carol moved to Kamas, Utah, where he taught just about every subject and coached just about every sport at South Summit High School for 22 years, and where they raised their 4 children. In the summers, Hue enjoyed cutting timber for many saw mills. They moved to Sandy, Utah where they raised a foster son, and where Hue taught for another 22 years at Mount Jordan middle and high schools.
A beloved coach, teacher, and devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Hue was a man of faith who believed in service to country, family, and the less fortunate, in hard work, and in day-old donuts. Known as Hue, Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, friend, and Coach, Hue was honored to be the primary caregiver to his two sons, who had muscular dystrophy, until he was 97. For the last few years Hue lived with his grandson Jeff in Sandy, Utah, finally allowing his family to care for him.
Hue is predeceased by his parents, Alma Gardner and Emeline (Cox) Jewkes, 11 of his 12 siblings, his dear wife, Carol Jean (Thornton) Jewkes, his sons Lee and Ray, his daughter Mary Beth Hodges, and his granddaughter Jackilyn Jewkes. He is survived by his youngest brother Tom Jewkes, his daughter AlmaJean Jewkes Porschet (Doug), his son Eduardo Escobedo (Adena), grandchildren: Jonathan Porschet (Christine), Jeffrey Jewkes (Emily), Dania Mecham (Vern), Christopher Escobedo (Robyn), Martha Porschet-Shum (Robert), Elana Johnson (Charles), Paul Jewkes (Erica), Valerie Jewkes, and Lauren Jones (Benjamin), several great-grandchildren, and a multitude of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on April 17, 2021 at 11am at the Mount Jordan 3rd Ward (8950 South 400 East; Sandy, UT). Due to COVID precautions, there will be no calling hours. Masks will be required. Those wishing to view the services remotely may do so via the following link: https://zoom.us/j/7851983831?pwd=Zm9GOXpLKzhQNFhsM3dDYWwrWDhNZz09. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Hue’s honor to the Muscular Dystrophy Association: mda.donordrive.com, 1-800-572-1717, or to Honor Flight at honorflight.org, 1-937-521-2400.
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Life Story Info
We have a great love for Hue, Carol and family. As a young child I had the opportunity of staying with them for a cousin vacation. I remember going fishing for the first time, and eating rabbit for the first time for Sunday dinner. Hue was the perfect example of loving and caring for his family. The Savior will reward him in his kingdom as one of the great and obedient followers of his teachings and example of a true follower and servient. George had the experience of teaching with Hue at Mount Jordan Jr. high. What a great and loving mentor he was to him. And every time he saw Hue he would inquire about his teaching career and how he was getting along with his middle school students. Hue always treated us with love and kindness and treated us as thou we were the most important people in his life. We are sure he has had a great reunion with his wife, sons, daughter parents and siblings. We will truly miss him. Our prayers are with his family at this time.