Brett Jewett Passes Away at 16

Brett Jewett

Brett Lane Jewett of Hermiston died on Jan. 1, 2020 as a result of an automobile accident on the Buttercreek Highway outside Echo at the age of 16.

He was born on Nov. 20, 2003 in Pendleton to Brian Jewett and Shannon Focher Jewett.

Brett was raised in Umatilla until 2007 when his family moved to Heppner, where Brett attended grade school and loved playing in the outdoors. They moved to Hermiston in 2012, where Brett attended school. He was currently a sophomore.

He enjoyed trips to the ocean and traveling to see family in Montana. Brett always greeted everyone with a smile and had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed participating in the theater, listening to vinyl records, music by Lana Del Rey, kayaking, swimming, playing video games, volunteering in the community, and hanging out with his sister and cousins. He loved pets, especially Rocky, their short-haired pointer. Brett had that one-in-a-million personality that made him so impossible to ignore. He was a strong but sensitive young man that held his convictions and morals above all else, with a passionate resolve unmatched by anyone. He is survived by his father, Brian Jewett and wife Rosanne, Ione; mother, Shannon Jewett, Hermiston; sister, Madison Jewett, Hermiston; stepbrother, Cameron Jewett, Ione; stepsister, Gracie Jewett, Ione; grandparents, Rick Jewett and wife Jeanne, Hermiston; Lyn Rose and husband Blane, Superior, Mont., and Carol Focher, Helena, Mont.; step-grandmother, Robin Krebs and husband Henry, Ione; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Brett was preceded in death by his grandfather, Norman Focher; and great grandparents, Merle and Shirley Jewett and Betty Lankford.

A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 at 7 p.m. at New Hope Community Church, 1350 S. Highway 395, Hermiston. Those who wish may make contributions in Brett’s memory to the Echo Fire Department, Attention: Chief Delbert Gehrke, P.O. Box 59, Echo, Ore., 97826. Please share memories of Brett with his family at

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.