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Obituary: Levan Leland Ferrell “Lee”

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"Lee"

Levan Leland Ferrell 94, peacefully passed away July 3, 2001, at the home of his granddaughter in Centerville, Utah.

Lee was born on October 21, 1906 in Mountain Home, Alberta, Canada to James Scobey and Rebecca Anthony Kilgrow Ferrell. Lee's mother died when he was a very young boy and we can only imagine the reunion today with his mother on her birthday. Lee married Ivy Lillian Atterton on September 16, 1927 in Cardston, Alberta. Their marriage was solemnized September 30, 1930 in the Cardston, Alberta Temple. Ivy passed away January 10, 1990. Lee married Ida Marie Field on June 9, 1990 in the Jordan River Temple.

Lee's life was filled with thousands of miles behind the wheel of his 18-wheeler. He traveled from coast to coast and to the Gulf of Mexico. His love for the open road was known throughout his life. He was known on the road as "Mr. Lee'" to all those on the radio. Lee farmed periodically throughout the years in Wyoming, Montana and Washington.

Lee's love for being on the move kept his family moving around the valley selling homes and building again. He loved his vegetable gardens in his latter years and was always willing to share his yield. He was a great fisherman and enjoyed the solitude it brought him.

Lee is survived by his wife Marie, five daughters; Bernice Scott, Pat Eggerston, Barbara Frampton, Marilynn Anderson and Dixie Warren, 22 grandchildren, 56 great-grand-children, six great-great grandchildren, one brother, Herbert Ferrell, four half-sisters, Thersa Lovendale, Orpah Ellestad, Norla Steiner, Desna Nordfelt. He is preceded in death by his wife Ivy, his parents, two brothers, one sister, one grandson and one great-grandson.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday July 7, 2001, 1:30 p.m. at Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 East 4580 South. Friends may call Thursday from 11:45 to 12:45 at Goff Mortuary, 8090 South State St.