Elwin R Ewell

June 18, 1963 ~ June 19, 2022 (age 59)


Lifetime resident of Genola, Elwin R Ewell, 59, loving husband, father, and grandfather ended his struggle with ALS on Father’s Day (6/19/2022).

Elwin was born at Payson Hospital on June 18, 1963, to Earnest and Violet Ewell. He was the youngest of eight children. He loved spending time with his father and siblings, hunting, fishing, camping, and riding horses. Elwin loved to ride his horse Zeb around the town and hills of Genola, which can be seen in multiple paintings by Helen Davis. He was a member of Dudes & Dolls Riding Club and the White Lake Riding Club. He enjoyed spending time with his Uncle Alvin and family bringing in cows and branding them in the Hanksville area and the Henry Mountains. Elwin also enjoyed survival trips to the Escalante & Boulder areas.

In the spring of 1982, Elwin met the love of his life, Cheri Ruffell, they married on June 3, 1983, in Goshen, UT. “She is the best thing that happened to me.” On May 2, 1991, they made their family eternal in the Manti Temple.

Elwin loved spending time with his grandkids and would get a huge smile when they would ask to do chores with him which would often involve getting to ride the horse. He also enjoyed taking them fishing and sharing his love of the outdoors.

Elwin served multiple callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. His favorites included spending time with the youth in the Scouts and Primary.

He is survived by his wife Cheri, their children; Sarah (Ben) Erickson, Bradley, Jacob (Tatianna Martinez), Earnest (Nicole Shepherd), and Amanda. Grandchildren; Cheri & Violet Erickson, Braxton Martinez, and Cordelia Carter. Siblings; ErnaDean Bennett, Martin (Tessie) Ewell, Rodger (Carol) Ewell, Ervil (Peggy) Ewell, Collette (Murdin) Clements and Victor (Karen) Ewell. He was preceded in death by grandparents; Martin and Susan Robison, Zachariah and Alice Ewell, parents Earnest and Violet Ewell, and brother Ernie Ewell.

Viewings to be held at the Genola Church Friday June 24th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Sat. June 25th at the Genola Cemetery.

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June 24, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Genola Ward Chapel
50 North Main
Genola, UT 84655

June 25, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Genola Ward Chapel
50 North Main
Genola, UT 84655

Graveside Service
June 25, 2022

11:00 AM
Genola City Cemetery
74 West 800 South
Genola, Utah 84655

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