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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

Rex Jule (WA6QAY)

June 7, 2003

I was surprised when I learned of this. I had lost contact due to moving around and he moved from California to Texas. I have known this ham all my life and feel a loss of both him and his wife .................................... . He was a quiet, intelligent man who enjoyed ham radio and other quiet things. One of his favorites was chess. In all the times I played against him, I never won. I got close but that was it. His wife, Alice was a gentle soul who I always found to be warm and loving.................................. Rex was the person who helped me design my QSL card when I first was licensed in 1966. I use the same design today due to the uniqueness of the design. Other than Rex's card, I have never seen another like them. The first card was designed by us and then Rex printed them on an old roller and plate printing press he owned as a hobby................................... Rex also loved CW mode of operation. I have watched him as we talked and he sat alongside an old Underwood upright typewriter. As we talked he typed as he listened to another ham on his Collins 75A1 radio. When the other ham finished, Rex would only know how to respond when he read what he had typed. He would respond to the other ham as he continued to converse with me. I am still amazed that he could do that even at a speed that I never could reach................................... He was a a fellow ham, a friend and he was my uncle. I will miss them both. ********************************************************************************************************* . LT. REX H. JULE USN (RETIRED) Lt. Rex H. Jule, USN (Retired) age 97 passed away June 7, 2003 at Baylor Medical Center in Waxahachie, TX. Lt. Jule was born January 1, 1906 in Brighton, MA. to Willard Everett and Mae (Parker) Jule. He married Alice Elizabeth Pickering September 2, 1932 in Portland, ME. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #518 in LaJolla, CA. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII retiring in 1955 after 31 years of service. He worked for the Navy department as one of the 176 members of ?The On The Roof Gang? working on top of the Naval Headquarters Building which was a division of the National Security Agency where they collected and decoded Japanese diplomatic and military communications. He was a Ham Radio Operator for over 70 years using the assigned call letters WA6QAY. They moved to Waxahachie in July 1994. Survivors include one son Charles A. Jule and wife Esther of Corinth, ME; two daughters, Sandra Jule and Sue Miller both of Waxahachie; two grandchildren, Charles B. Jule of Jacksonville, FL. and Michelle L. Jule of Exeter, ME. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Elizabeth in October 1998 after 65 years of marriage.

Contributed by: Frank Drake (KL7IPV)

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