Geoffery Jell Obituary, Death Cause – He is survived by his four children, Rita, Jennifer, Michael (Diane), and Gillian (Tony), as well as 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Mary and Valerie, as well as his brother Ralph, and by extended family members that are too numerous to name. Geoffrey’s devoted wife Pauline, his parents Dorothy and James Jell, his sisters Pat, Anne, and Frieda, and his brothers John and Fred all passed away before him. Geoffrey is survived by their three children.
On May 27, 1922, Geoffrey was born in Rose Cottage, which was located in the teeny-tiny hamlet of Brewood Cannock, which is located in Staffordshire, United Kingdom. His parents were Dorothy and James Arthur Jell. When he was in Newark, he went to a dance where he met the woman who would become the love of his life, Pauline Elizabeth Huffadine. They wed in 1942. They shared an astounding 80 years of marriage before Pauline’s passing on December 22, 2022, just a few short years after their wedding.
In 1939, when the war began, Geoff volunteered in the Royal Engineers to serve his country. While serving as an engineer with Montgomery’s 8th Army, he was stationed in the deserts of North Africa and Italy for somewhat more than seven years. He served his country honorably by engaging in combat in Tobruk, Tripoli, and Alexandria, and he felt tremendous pride in doing so. In point of fact, he was one of the very few members of his generation to finish off his military career with the illustrious Desert Rats 7th Armoured Division. He donned the renowned insignia of the Desert Rats, which depicted the Jerboa, a rodent with a long tail, with an incredible amount of pride. He was a highly decorated war veteran who received the North African Star and the Italian Star for his service in 1939-1940.