Jewell, Donald Lynn, 67, died unexpectedly on the 12th of October 2016, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Don was a man of great faith. He was deeply committed to serving his Lord, his country, and his family. The greatest loves in his life were his wife, Linda, and daughter, Dawn. Don married Linda on October 13th 1979. They would have celebrated 37 years of marriage on the day following his death. Don was born in Louisville, to Louise Priscilla Gross and the late Robert Franks on May 15th, 1949. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Kentucky and a MBA from the University of Oklahoma. Don selflessly served in the United States Air Force for 30 years as an aviator, navigator, and space subject matter expert. He completed two Command assignments at Schriever Air Force Base and retired as Deputy Chief Scientist for Air Force Space Command. After retiring as a Lt Col, Don founded GPS review teams, served the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) and wrote for GPS World Magazine. In his personal life, Don participated in and regularly led weekly bible study meetings and was recently appointed as president of Christ the King Lutheran Church. Don is survived by his mother, Louise Jewell; sister, Teresa Jewell; wife Linda Jewell; and daughter, Dawn Jewell. He is missed by many extended family members. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Lutheran Church http://www.ctkcs.org , or to the Amyloidosis Foundation http://www.amyloidosis.org , in memory of Don Jewell.
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