In Memory

Kelly Powell

11/21/1956 ~ 09/25/2017
Kelly was born in Casper, WY but spent the majority of his life in Salt Lake City, UT. He graduated from Skyline High School in 1975 where he was very active in football, track, wrestling and skiing. He continued his education at Westminster College and graduated as a Bachelor of Science in 1980. Kelly worked in the construction industry and was primarily focused on sales.
Kelly met Valerie Duchene in high school at the Fall Social and they were married in 1982 for 16 years. They raised two daughters, Ashlee and Lauren that he loved dearly.
Kelly had a deep passion for his Husqvarna dirt bike, camping at the family cabin, pheasant hunting and taking family trips to Lake Powell. He couldn't ever have enough tools and enjoyed home improvement projects or fixing anything with a motor. Kelly lived a simple life and had a big heart that always wanted to help or give what he could to others. Just before Kelly passed away, he bid farewell to his daughters with the sweet words of, "I love you, my girls!"
Kelly is preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Eileen Powell. He is survived by his daughters, Ashlee (Justin) Davies and Lauren (Mike) Soldan; his brothers, Steve (Peggy) and Rick (Lindsay); and four grandchildren, Breese, Brooklyn, Brielle and Houston.
A viewing will be held on Monday, October 2nd from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home, 1007 S Jordan Parkway (10600 So.), South Jordan. Graveside services and interment will follow at 12:00 PM at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City. All friends and family are welcome to join both services.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Promise Hospital of Salt Lake for the love and care they provided to Kelly. 
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Oct. 1, 2017

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10/02/17 11:05 AM #1    

Beverly Winter (Hansen)

So sorry to hear about Kelly. He was a good man and will be missed. Prayers go out to his family and friends 

10/02/17 04:11 PM #2    

Hope Nelson (Lovill)

Kelly Powell!  What a great guy!  I had lost contact with Kelly over the years but remember him as a wonderful person.  My heart goes out to his family and friends.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.    Take care, Hope Nelson Lovill

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