Jewel Busbee, 97 of Dumas, passed away on May 20, 2018. Funeral Services are scheduled for 10 o’clock in the morning on Friday, May 25, 2018 at First Street Church with Chauncey Spencer officiating. Interment will follow at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.
Jewel was born in Erath County in Texas on January 7, 1921 to Kelsey and Nannie Jones. On June 8, 1941, she married Robert “Bob” Busbee at Polytechnic Church of Christ in Fort Worth, Texas, where they lived for 19 years. After that, they lived in Chicago, Illinois, for 12 ½ years. St. Joseph, Missouri, for 3 years, Grand Island, Nebraska, for 8 ½ years, and Dumas, Texas from 1979 until now. They were married 54 years.
Jewel attended cosmetology school and was a creative hair stylist. In addition, she was a busy homemaker, a gourmet cook, an avid gardener, and a skilled seamstress. She was a faithful member of 1st Street Church of Christ.
She is preceded in death by: Robert “Bob” Busbee, her husband of 54 years; her two brothers: Nathan and Rayford Jones; and her four sisters: Hazel Mason, Virgie Cordua, Lola Peavy, and Eunice Lagna.
Jewel is survived by her children: Robert “Bob” and wife Lynda of Dumas, Texas and Donna Hannah and husband Gary of Corpus Christi, Texas; grandchildren: David Hannah and wife Sharon of San Antonio, TX, Christopher Busbee and wife Purdy of Banks, Oregon, Michael Busbee and wife Jiang Jiang of Seoul, South Korea, Rebecca Hannah of Kingston, Tennessee, and Bradley Hannah and fiancé Agatha Bernal of Dallas, Texas; great grandchildren: Alyssa Hannah of San Antonio, Texas, Brent Hannah of San Antonio, Texas, Cooper Busbee of Seoul, South Korea, Ellia Busbee of Seoul, South Korea, and Aubrey Busbee of Banks, Oregon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dear Bobby, Donna and family, we wanted to express our deepest thoughts and prayers in your loss of Jewell. We only meet Bobby one time but meet Donna several times. Our youngest and one of Donna's share a birthday. We had many wonderful times with Bob and Jewell when we lived in Dumas. They kept our kids once in a while and we all went camping a few times also. I know you are going to miss her, she was a beautiful Christian lady. I was going to call you Donna but I don't have a number. My number is 620-482-3261. Again thinking about you all.
Mike and Merry WeatherbyPlains, KS
Your family was so special to9 me during my growning up days in Fort Worth, TX. Sending my love and condolences to both Bobby and Donna, Your Mom was one special lady! Can't tell you how much our family loved all the Busbee's! I can still hear Jewel laughing in my memories as I recall the fun times The Busbee's, The Norman's, and The Elder's enjoyed for so many years!! Precious Memories, indeed!
Elizabeth CulwellFort Worth, TX
We are so sorry to hear of Jewel's passing. She and Bob were among the best friends my parents ever had in Fort Worth. My sister, Carolyn and I, spent many days at their home on Lake Worth while growing up and will never forget them both.
Jay H NormanBlanchard, OK
Donna, We are sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. We send our love.
Russell & Charlene HootenCorpus Christi, TX
So sorry to learn of the passing of Jewel. My deepest sympathy. Carolyn
Carolyn ( Norman ) BrinkleyColbert, OK