PRICE- Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, Merlene "Mert" Powell DeCaro, age 77, passed away peacefully Feb. 2, 2014 at Castleview Hospital in Price.
She was born Oct. 22, 1936 in Price, Utah to Wilford and Evelyn King Powell.
Married Carmel DeCaro in Price, they later divorced.
Merlene was truly passionate about life. She loved to dance, cook and care for her family. She enjoyed working for many years with the public. Mert was quick witted and loved a good joke. She loved traveling, theatre and music. Mert adored spending time with her grandchildren, teaching them to dance, sing and drive. She loved all things with glitter and that sparkled in life.
Survived by her children, Mike DeCaro and Kelli Atwood, Jim (Leslie) DeCaro, Tracie Coleman, all of Price; brother, Doug (Donna) Powell, Santa Rosa, Calif..; nine grandchildren, Justin (Kasey) DeCaro, Alisha (Chris) Barker, Landon Brewer, Brandie Brewer, Tyson Brewer, Chris Coleman & Katie Doria, Cody (Kayja) Coleman, Jeremy (Alysha) Coleman, Coty (Tiffany) Bright; eight great grandchildren, Ryker, Annabelle, Emma, Tanner, Gianna, Dallas, Kendall and Karly.
Preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Denny DeCaro; son-in-law, Danny Coleman; sister, Carolyn Peters; and brother, Clark "Curly" Powell.
A celebration of "Mert's" life will be Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Tuscan in Price. In her honor, we ask that you wear anything sparkly, silver and or gold. Family will receive friends at the Tuscan one half hour prior to service. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Mert online at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net .