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Richard Earl Powell


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WELLINGTON - Richard Earl Powell, loving, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, passed away on July 3, 2012. He was born on March 28, 1933 in Price to Orson M Powell and Maud Edna Quinn. He married his eternal sweetheart Arline Caldwell on June 20, 1958 in Kearns; their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on May 23, 1960.

Richard served his country with a tour of duty in Korea from 1953 to 1955. He was in the branch of the Army, with an honorable discharge in November 1961. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in two bishoprics and two work missions, one in Kearns for Church Building Specialist and the Castle Valley Cattle Company for the welfare division of the church. He also served in many other callings.

Richard was employed at Kennecott Copper Corp for 20 years at the Bingham Mine. He then moved his family in June 1976 to Carbon County where he resided. Richard was also employed at Plateau Coal Company from June 1976 until June 1994. He received his Holms Safety award for 30 years in mining without an accident. He loved the great outdoors with hunting, camping, fishing and just being with his family, especially four-wheeling with his wife.

He is survived by his loving wife, Arline of 54 years, children: Kenneth R (Joyce) Powell, David E. (Bonnie) Powell, both of Price, Kathleen (Alton) Goodin, Wellington, Larine (James) Naylor, Sunnyside, Carolyn (Brian) Brunker, South Jordan, and Rickie Blackwell, Little Rock, Ark. Siblings: Edna Rich, Eugene (Cleo) Powell, Mary Oliver, Maxine (Laurin) Peterson, LaRay (Lewis) Clark, Ella (Newton) Carleton, Linda (Robert) Jewkes, Robert (Gayla) Powell, sister-in-laws, Barbara Knight, Carol Jacobsen, brother-in-laws, David (Linda) Caldwell, Gene (Shelley) Caldwell, Floyd (Joan) Caldwell, and Ralph (Marilyn) Caldwell, 17 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Orson and Maud, brother-in laws: Art Rich, Donald Oliver, Charles Knight, Ronnie Jacobsen, and great-grandson, Nicholas Kole Davis.

Richard will be deeply missed by all his friends and family.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 9, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Wellington LDS Stake Center (935 East Main.) A viewing will be held Sunday, July 8, 2012 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary (680 E. 100 S. - Price) and also on Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Wellington City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.

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