Jewel Jacobsen Bindrup, prominent Utah educator, died at home in Midvale December 26, 1990 of cancer.
Born January 27, 1915 at Wallsburg, Utah, Jewel was the daughter of Ernest A. and Eva Michaelsen Jacobsen. The family lived in Heber City, Vernal, and Coalville, before moving to Berkeley, California for a years. On their return to Utah, they settled in Logan, where Jewel attended Logan High School.She married Brigham D. Scott in Logan in 1931. They had one daughter, Claudia, and were later divorced.
Her bachelors and Masters degrees were earned at Utah State University. She did graduate work at the University of Utah and obtained an Administrator's Certificate.
While teaching at Grace, Idaho, she married Davis H. Chipman; later divorced. She also taught at Logan High School. She was a partner in Financial Service Company of Logan; then went to Los Angeles and worked in the escrow department of Bank of America. While there, she married Joseph D. Bindrup, who died in 1956.
Jewel returned to Utah and taught in Weber District, where she promoted the Advanced Placement Program, then taught at Highland High in Salt Lake City. She studied on John Hay Fellowships at Northwestern University, and Williams College, spent a CEEB summer at University of Nevada, Reno, and was the recipient of a NDEA State Supervisor's Grant.
In 1965, she was appointed State English Education Specialist in the State Office of Education; later became State Director of Gifted Education. She retired from the office in 1983. She has been affiliated with numerous State and National professional organizations, Teachers of English and their Utah Association for Gifted Children. She has traveled widely through Utah and the United States in her professional capacities.
After her daughter, Claudia Lower died in 1971, Jewel remained close to her three grandsons, who survive her: Calvin Rod Lower, Midvale; Scott Myre, Salt Lake City; Bret Lower, Garden City. Also surviving are a sister, Maurine Pulley, Garden City; brother, Eldon E. Jacobsen, Ellensburg, Wash.; and great-grandchildren.
She will be forever loved and remembered by family members and her many personal and professional friends.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing, no funeral or graveside services. Burial will be in the Logan City Cemetery.
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