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Jewel Auker Dunn was accepted into the loving arms of Our Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, December 5, 2016. She was born March 31, 1931 to Lena and Walter Auker in Hastings, Nebraska. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Leslie W. Dunn, her parents, her sister Ruby Smith, two sisters-in-law, and three brothers-in-law.

She is survived by her son Kenneth and wife Debra of Corpus Christi and daughter Diane Hammock of the Woodlands; her adored grandchildren, Brian and wife Tiffany, Tommy, Brooke, Matthew, Connor, and Claire; her loving brother Milford and wife June, as well as many much loved nieces, nephews, and friends.

Jewel was raised in Hastings, Nebraska where she also graduated from high school. She and Les met at a dance in Hastings and married in September 1953. They were married for 55 years until his death in 2008. After they married, they moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, and Jewel worked at the Russell Stover Candy Company while Les completed his degree in accounting at the University of Nebraska. Jewel was awarded the PHTS (Putting Husband Through School) Award by the University of Nebraska Dames. 

After graduation in June 1956, they eagerly moved to Houston to start a new career and life. They quickly embraced life in Houston, raising their family and making many lifelong friends. Jewel enjoyed so many of the things life had to offer. She was a devoted volunteer at her kids' schools, at Memorial Drive Methodist Church in Houston, Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi, and was President of Volunteers at Memorial City Hospital in Houston. She loved spending time with friends playing bridge and reading and was a member of The Driftwood, Antiques, and Flowers Garden Clubs, The Birthday Girls, The Belletristic Book Club, The Cotillion, and several Bridge Clubs. 

Jewel's generosity and giving spirit were a role model for her children, grandchildren, and others. Her biggest passion was spending time with family and friends, and she and Les were happiest when they opened their "Dunn's Point" Lake LBJ house and condo in Colorado to family and friends and during vacations spent in Colorado and the Tetons over the years. She was at her best supervising all of our activities, cooking wonderful meals, and making sure everyone was having fun. Her family and friends will be forever blessed by the wonderful memories we had together and by the love and generosity she has shown each of us. 

The family would like to thank Dr. David Sutter, Dr. Richard Varin, Dr. John Navar, and Pam Harless for their compassionate and dedicated care given to Jewel. Additionally, we would like to thank Rev. Gloria Lear and Linda Miller who stayed with Mother when she was taken to the ER and her children were out of town. Her family will be forever blessed and are grateful to Laura Okoniewski who raced to the hospital and put her cell phone to Mother's ear as her children and Matthew were able to tell her goodbye and speak to her minutes before her passing. God's glory and blessing are felt by her family and friends. 

A Memorial Service will be celebrated at First United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boys and Girls Country, 18806 Roberts Rd, Hockley, Tx.