JEWEL COURTEMANCHE October 22, 1928 ~ December 16, 2015 Jewel Courtemanche passed away to our Lord Jesus on December 16th, 2015 in Redding, California. Jewel was born on October 22nd, 1928 in Ashland, Oregon. She was the daughter of George and Cecilia Arens. Jewel is survived by her four children Linda Courtemanche (Charles) of Santa Rosa, David Courtemanche (Lisa) of Susanville, Debbie Thomas (Mike) of Redding, and Gary Courtemanche (Nanci) of Fortuna. She is also survived by her sister Marie Louis (Dan) of Chandler, Arizona and her brother George Arens of Redding. Jewel is survived by her three grandchildren Erin Courtemanche, Les Courtemanche, Douglas Courtemanche, and three great grandchildren Kai, Hayes, and Kruz. Jewel is preceded in death by her parents George and Cecilia Arens, her loving husband Douglas, and siblings Virgil Arens, Kenneth Arens, and Patricia Arens. Jewel retired as the Lunch Program Manager at Antelope School in Red Bluff, California. During her retirement Jewel traveled with her husband Douglas and enjoyed taking her grandchildren camping at Patrick’s Point State Park and Hat Creek. Jewel also loved to work in her gardens. A memorial service will be held on January 9th, 2016 at Allen and Dahl Funeral Chapel located at 2655 Eureka Way, Redding. The memorial service will begin at 10am. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made in Jewel’s name to the Dementia Society of America www.dementiasociety.org or .You can find the complete original obituary on this website.