Edna Orlene Powell Rich
Edna passed away on Tuesday October 12, 2021 at Pinnacle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Price, Utah, at the age of 91. She was the first daughter of nine children born to Maud Edna Quinn and Orson M Powell. She was born June 19, 1930 in Wellington, Carbon, Utah.
She married Arthur Leonald Rich on July 1, 1959 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple on May 14, 1988. They have five children born of this marriage: Ruby Jean (Rick) Sandoval of Price, Utah; June Arthur (Betty) Wellington, Utah; Roy Dee of Wellington; Mary Ann (Dan) Loveless of Pleasant View, Utah; and Orson Wade also of Wellington, Utah, At present, she has 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grands and 8 great-great-grands.
She is survived by two step-daughters, Carol (Steve) Jones and Sherry (Ed) Johnson. Also her brother, Orson Eugene (Cleo) Powell of Kearns, Utah; sisters, Ella Dean (Newton) Carleton, Lynda Corrine (Robert) Jewkes, and brother Robert Quinn (Gayla) Powell all of Wellington.
She was preceded in death by her husband, two step-sons, Jesse Lynn Rich and Raymond Charles Rich, both parents, brother, Richard Earl Powell, sisters, Loretta Maxine Peterson, Mary LaRue Oliver, and Maud LaRae Clark.
Edna served a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Norway. Edna had a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. She showed it by the example she lived. She had a great desire to serve in the church. She held many callings but Relief Society, Primary and the Scouting Program were her favorites. She loved going to the temple every week for several years. She used this opportunity to spend time with friends during the long rides. She was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers for 57 years.
She never learned to drive a vehicle. She was worried that she would do something wrong and someone would get hurt. She specialized in driving from the back seat! She looked forward for many years of going up to the Critchlow ranch with Art to fix fences. She loved those mountains and camping.
Edna loved to read, especially romance novels. Often you'd find her with an opened book, the television on, and even the radio. This was all at once! She also loved to croquet. But her favorite was attending the annual Powell reunion.
When Edna was born, her leg was wrapped around her neck. But since that time she was blessed with extremely good health. She often said that she was going to live to be 100 years old and out live all her siblings. But after Art died in 2002, all she wanted to do was be with him.
Edna loved all her children, grand children and all the greats. Family was important to her. Her greatest desire was to have all her children come to the knowledge that Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of the world, and that if they come to know Him, they will keep the commandments and follow him so that their families can be sealed together for all eternity, and that no link in her family chain would be broken.
A viewing will be held Monday, October 18, 2021 from 12:30 - 1:45 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint building located at 50 North 100 East (Red Church) Wellington, Utah. A short gravesite service will then follow at the Wellington City, cemetery. Live-streaming will be available on Fausett Mortuary Facebook page. Due to Covid no funeral services will be held.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Pinnacle Peak, Drs. Potter and Etzel for the "tender love and care" given to our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, neighbor and friend.
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