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1947 ~ 2003
Died August 22 2003 in Washington, Utah. He was born June 3, 1947 in the Cottonwood Maternity home, Murray, UT.
He graduated from Olympus High School, 1965, then earned a BS degree in Political Science at the University of Utah. He began his radio career there at KUER public radio. Following graduation he worked as a radio personality in Sidney, NE, Brigham City, UT, and KZEZ/KDXU and KSGI, St George, UT. During his career he was the voice of Dixie College, 18 years, also calling games for many of the area high schools. He was the announcer three years for the St George Pioneerzz baseball team. He loved all sports, but baseball was his first love. Dixie College also employ-ed Larry as an ad hoc professor for radio broadcasting and he managed the college station three years. As well, he acted as sports information director one season for the college.
Larry dedicated his life to serving his family, church and community. He served in many church callings including high council, bishop, stake mission president, and his favorites - gospel doctrine instructor and home teacher. He loved announcing for community events such as princess pageants, animal shows, county fair, and 4-H events, and volunteer little league um-pire. He served several years as chairman of the board of directors for Southern Utah Federal Credit Union. He loved people and was a great influence for good in many lives.
As a member of the Color Country Chorus more than 10 years. Larry loved to entertain and was often called on to emcee the annual barbershop show, showing off his great sense of humor and trademark smile with dimples!
Above all he loved his family. He was always there to support and guide his children. He encouraged learning, the love of sports and the arts. Even when disabled and wheelchair bound, he was a great father and grandfather.
The courage and cheerfulness he displayed during his three-year battle with cancer was an inspiration to many.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Pamalee; daughters, Tamara (Tad Raban), April (Jason Hinton); granddaughter, Gracey Jewell Hinton; son, Skyler Jewell; sister, Marion (John Nicholls), Gilbert, AZ; brother, Marvin Jewell (Donna Hatch Jewell), Salt Lake City; and children of his brother and sister. He was preceded in death by his parents, Argel E and Grace Wilcox Jewell; and twin brothers, Ray, Roy Jewell.
Funeral directors, Heideman-Poulsen Mortuary. Viewing, Washington Stake Center, 446 Mangum Rd, Sun. Aug 24, 6:30-8 p.m., and an hour before the funeral, 10-10:45 a.m. Aug 25th. Services 11 a.m. at the stake center. Extended graveside services Tues. Aug 26, Murray City Cemetery, 5600 Vine St, 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to brain cancer research may be made to the Huntsman Center (www.huntsmancancer.org), 2000 Circle of Hope St, SLC, UT 84112 or the National Brain Tumor Foundation (www.braintumor.org) in memory of Larry M. Jewell
Larry was my closest friend at Oakwood elementary and we kept that friendship going through Junior and High School. I have numerous great memories of spending time at his house next to Oakwood, reading his old "Big Little Books," going through our baseball card collections together, and listening to Alan Sherman records. Unfortunately, when he moved to St. George we lost touch for a while and he was gone before I learned he was ill. I don't think I ever saw him once in all those years when he was not smiling.