Jewell Evelyn Fryklund
March 24, 1918 — Feb. 21, 2014
Jewell Evelyn Fryklund, third-generation Californian, passed away in her home on Feb. 21, 2014, one month before her 96th birthday. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Evelyn Hinds; her brother, Jack Hinds; and her sister, Marilyn Hinds.
Jewell was widowed in 1981, when she lost the love of her life, Richard “Dick” Fryklund. They met at Santa Rosa Junior College when she was 17. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Through some 40 years living in Placerville, she enjoyed the Shakespeare Club, University Women, Cold Springs Golf Club and numerous bridge groups.
Devoted to her family, Jewell will be greatly missed by her daughters, Judith Sbragia (Ron) and Melinda Miller (Mike). Her grandchildren include Marilee Solomon, Michelle Gorham, Richard Sbragia (Jessica), Julianne Mehrtens (Fred), Ryan Miller, Laura Hedegard (Eric), Anne Marie Holmes (Matt) and Lindsay Freeman (Jeff). She also leaves nine great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank Jewell’s caregivers and Snowline Hospice for their support in enabling her to remain in the comfort of her home. Contributions in her name may be made to CASA El Dorado at www.casaeldorado.org or by calling 530-622-9882.
A private memorial will be held in Jewell’s home.