PRICE - Kenneth Ross Wells, age 60, passed away Sept. 21, 2013 in Price.
He was born May 18, 1953 in Price to Ross Oviatt and Ora Maxine Lambson Wells.
Married Joy Stanton and they were blessed with three children prior to their divorce.
Kenny was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a lifelong resident of Carbon County and graduate of Carbon High School Class of 1971. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army.
Ken had a passion for coal mining and was proud to work alongside some of the best miners at Plateau prior to his retirement in 2000. He loved to spend time in the mountains and took great joy in teaching his kids to fish and hunt. Kenny had a big heart and greeted everyone with a smile. He will be dearly missed by his family and many longtime friends.
Survived by two daughters and one son, Stacey (Jesse) Justice, Washington, DC, Steven (Stephanie) Wells, Eagle Mountain, Summer (Dusty) Henningson, Salem; mother, Maxine Wells, Escondido, California; sister, Kriss (LaMont) Larsen, Wellington; brother, Keith Wells, Escondido, California; sister-in-law, Lynette Wells, Wellington; grandchildren, Darian, Mikell, Cooper and Chloe.
Preceded in death by father, Ross Wells; brothers, Kevin and Kerry Wells; nephew, Justin Wells; grandparents, Tom (Elga) Wells and LaVell (Emma) Lambson; and his dog JJ.
Funeral service, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home (233 East Main Street) in Price. Family will be at Mitchell's Wednesday evening from 6 - 8 p.m. and Thursday one hour prior to services. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery, Price. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Kenny at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.
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