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Ella Jean Harper Howell
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Obituary for Ella Jean Harper Howell

12/3/1930 ~ 7/9/2018


Manti, Utah. Ella Jean Harper Howell, 87, passed away peacefully at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, Utah surrounded by her family on July 9, 2018. Known as Jean to her friends and “Mom” to her 8 children, Jean lived her final years in Manti, UT. She was born in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho to Tom Harper and Josie Mary Webb on December 3, 1930. Jean grew up on a farm outside of Lava Hot Springs with her younger sister, Gwen where she learned her work ethic. She attended Utah State University, where she received her BS Degree in Education. She met Ronald O. Howell at Utah State University and they were married on the 4th of June, 1953 in the Logan Utah Temple. After graduation from Utah State they made their way to Portland, Oregon where they lived until 1958, when they moved to the Salt Lake Valley and spent most of their married life in Murray, Utah.

She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served in a variety of capacities enabling her to utilize the work ethic, and compassionate side of her personality. Jean was often seen at the organ or the piano during church services where she shared her love for music. She later served as a temple missionary in the Washington DC Temple from 1996 to 1997.

She loved to work in her garden and spend time reading, whether it be scriptures or any other book she could get her hands on. She was also a great example of love, patience and service to others.

She is predeceased by her parents; husband, Ronald, and her siblings. She is survived by her 8 children: Debbie Rathbone, Randy Howell (Susan), Steve Howell (Tanya), Valerie Kenealey, Jeff Howell (Heidi), Doug Howell (Veronica), Jan Hawker (Kendall), and Mike Howell (Suzy). She has 37 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held July 14, 2018 at the Belview LDS Chapel, 6300 South 300 East in Murray, Utah at 11:00 AM. A viewing will be held from 9:45-10:45 A.M. preceding the funeral service where friends and family may pay their respects. Interment: Murray City Cemetery.

Online condolences may be shared at www.jenkins-soffe.com.


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Viewing

Saturday

14

Jul

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Belview Ward

6300 South 300 East
Murray, UT 84107

Service

Saturday

14

Jul

11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Belview Ward

6300 South 300 East
Murray, UT 84107

Cemetery Details

Location

Murray City Cemetery

5600 S. Vine Street
Murray, UT 84107

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