Notes for Jewel "Skeet" Ione Eck

Social Security Number: 448-22-8571
Occupation: Garment pattern maker.
Religion: Presbyterian
Favorite color: Green
Favorite music: County & Western, but really liked the band named, Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Favorite magazine: National Geographic.
Favorite television shows: Star Trek, National Geographic, . . .
Favorite movies: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The King And I, Cat Ballou, Godfather, Zorba the Greek, Jaws, . . .
Hobbies: Excellent in watercolor painting.
Health: Smoked cigarettes, and suffered from alcoholism.
Cause of death: Heart failure, and she had cancer.
Burial: Cremated and her ashes were spread over Cow Creek in Palo Cedro, California.

Jewel was raised on the family farm outside Red Rock, Oklahoma. The home itself had no running water or electicity. Water was hand pumped from a well, and the bathroom was outside. Jewel once made comments that with her bother they shot rats at night in the kitchen.

She started school in Deer Creek, Edmond, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.
As of January 15, 1940, at the age of 15 she started attending Frontier Public School in the town of Red Rock, Noble County, Oklahoma.
She won the school spelling bee contest.
On May 23, 1941, she graduated from Frontier Public School in the town of Red Rock, Noble County, Oklahoma.

She played the accordion, and as a teenager she played it in a country band with her father. She also played the piano and did it for a living in the early-nineteen fifties at Knots Berry Farm, in California. It was during this time she carried a pistol, and she nearly used it on one occasion to defend herself when a man jumped into her car. Who knows, he may still be running.

During WWII she worked in a chemical plant in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She later worked until her death as a garment pattern maker.

Jewel was married three times. The name of her first husband is unknown, but the other two are Eric Alfred Pearson, and Bill Jay.

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