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Jack Lin Chew

JACK LIN CHEW, 99, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with Jack’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.

SERVICES: There will be a Viewing for Jack at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. A Graveside Service will be held at General Douglas L. McBride Veterans Cemetery on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at 10:00 AM.

On December 13, 1920, Jack was born to Duck “D.C.” Chew and Sum Shue Tscui in Cantoa, Ching. He joined the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, serving from July 2, 1942, and was honorably discharged on September 30, 1945. While in the service, Jack was an Airplane Armorer Tail Gunner and carried an Airplane Armorer Qualification Badge. He was a prisoner of war after his plane was shot down over Germany in 1943. Jack had an outstanding military career receiving many decorations and medals, including the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Air Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon. He was a proud, decorated veteran.

Jack was the beloved husband of Susie Chew, whom he married on June 1, 1947, in China. He was a hard worker, and his life was dedicated to being a great provider for his family. Jack was the owner of Chew Den, Chew’s West, and Chew’s Oriental Gifts in Roswell, NM. He made a difference in the community, where he would volunteer to get charities that would benefit children from the Shriner Children’s Hospital. Jack was an active member of the Lions Club, Eagles, and Elks.

Jack was family-oriented and loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed watching tennis, baseball, and football, and his preferred teams were the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New England Patriots. His favorite hobby was collecting coins. Jack’s presence will be dearly missed by his loved ones and everyone who had to honor to have known him.

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SURVIVORS: Left behind to treasure their memories of Jack are his loving wife, Susie Chew; children: Douglas Chew and wife Margaret, Glory Chew Misaki and husband Stanley; grandchildren: Julia Misaki, Karen Misaki and husband Jessie Pardo, Laura Chew, and Terrence Chew; great-grandchild, Exie Pardo; and brother, King Chew and wife Helen and children: Eleanor, Dwight, Elaine, Andrew; as well as numerous friends.

PRECEDED: Jack is preceded in death by his parents, Duck “D.C.” Chew and Sum Shue Tscui.

 

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