PRICE - Our loving mother, grandmother and sister, Marcella Powell Bryner, age 88, passed away Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at Pinnacle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Price.
She was born Sept. 7, 1925 to John T. Powell, of Desert Lake, and Mary Ann Smith, of Huntington.
Marcella married Curtis James Bryner, April 26, 1942 in Altonah, Utah; he passed away leaving her widowed in 1949. Marcella was left to raise her two sons, Claude A. Bryner and David J. Bryner on her own. Although she went on to marry others, these relationships didn't work out and she struggled raising her boys by working as a nurses's aide and waitress. She grew up on a farm in Miller Creek, Utah during the depressions and gave up schooling after finishing the tenth grade. Marcella was one of the hardest working people that anyone knew, as was the rest of her family.
Marcella taught her sons to be self-sufficient and hard working men. She taught them to clean house, iron clothes and cook for themselves. However, the biggest thing she did was to teach them about God while sitting them on her knees and reading them stories from the Bible. This was truly the biggest gift she gave her sons, even with all the hardships that she endured.
Marcella was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Although for many years she didn't attend, in her later years she went back to church and was sealed to her husband Curtis James Bryner in the Provo Temple on April 21, 2002. Marcella's faith in God has always been strong and she truly loved her entire family.
She leaves behind her one surviving son, David Bryner, Las Vegas; sister, Mary Ann King, Salt Lake City; granddaughter, Tiffany Bryner and her husband Chris, of Sitka, Alaska who loved her very much; sister-in-law, Betty Powell; many loving nieces, nephews and dear cousins. Marcella was especially close to Ann Sandoval, Price, Charlotte Lewis, Salt Lake City, and her great-niece Mary Kemp, Salt Lake City.
Marcella was preceded in by her oldest son, Claude Bryner.
Her brothers and sisters helped her and loved her and her sons through the years. Her friends that she made over the years and those she helped will also miss her greatly. Marcella made many new friends at the Pinnacle Nursing Home in Price and the nurses and staff loved her and took excellent care of "Grams". The family knows that they will miss her greatly.
Funeral service, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home (233 East Main Street) in Price. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Wednesday one hour prior to services. Interment, Price City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Marcella at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.
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