Jesse F Powell

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Rank: TSgt

Entered Into Eternal Rest

I deeply regret to inform you of the untimely death of Jesse F. Powell (TSgt/Ret.), 81, of 901 Deep Valley Dr, Suite 308 in Rolling Hills, CA 90274 who deceased as the result of conjunctive heart failure on January 7, 2017 at the age of 81.

A religious service was conducted at John Fisher Church in Rancho Palos Verdes on January 21st. His body shall be cremated.

Jesse was born on December 27, 1935 in Fort Ringgold, Rio Grande, Texas as the second of four children to Luisa Rivera Powell and Addis A. Powell. As a young Marine, he was assigned to the American Embassy in Haiti where he met his beautiful and loving wife Monique in 1957.They were married during 1960, and have three outstanding children: Michael, Beverly and Scott. He was a devoted grandfather to Sophia, Nicholas, Samuel, Sarina and Christian

He retired after 20 years of service in the military to our great nation. He later worked for Motorola, General Electric and TRW where he retired in 1999 as a test engineer working on satellites. In his retirement, Jesse developed an avid interest in drawing and painting and soon became a talented artist in his own right. We will dearly miss Jesse’s light and love for life. More recently they have lived in France.

Prior to joining Combat Control he served in the USMC in Korea and Japan. He then joined the USAF and was assigned to SAC. After SAC, he volunteered for Combat Control and was assigned to the CCT, 8th Aerial Port Squadron, RVN during 1967. Upon returning to the U.S he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne, and then to Norton CCT where he retired from the military.

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