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Obituary: Jewell Goble

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Jewell Marteen Hansen Goble, beloved mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, who treasured each day's blessings and who overcame great hardship, died

on Saturday Sept. 8, 2001 in St. George, Washington County, Utah.

Jewell was born November 21, 1917 in Fountain Green, Sanpete County, the first child of Clarence Willard and Etta May Hansen, son and daughter of pioneers. The love, faith, fun and security that grew from within the Hansen home in Fountain Green has nourished several generations of Utahns who now comprise a large extended family living happy and productive lives throughout the state and far beyond it.

Jewell cultivated family ties as organizer, doer, cheerleader, comforter and genuine kind heart. She was a woman who loved activity, especially when it involved sharing events of passage with friends and family. She sent two of her sons overseas to support the Vietnam war and prayed successfully for their safe return. She was proud of her family's many accomplishments - especially all the children.

She taught children

lessons of their faith and heritage, encouraged them to grow their talents, and instilled in them an abiding appreciation of their history. She married Elwin Grant Goble of Nephi, Juab County, in 1935, a union later solemnized in the Manti Temple.

Elwin and Jewell raised their five children in Nephi, where she provided a loving home and was active in the Church, including service as Sunday School teacher, president of the MIA, and Relief Society president.

She was active in Relief Society until the very end of her life.

Her work in Nephi extended outside home and church; she was a 4-H leader, a waitress, and a gifted seamstress, designing and sewing baby dresses for sale in Salt Lake City.

Elwin and Jewell moved to Murray in 1958, where their two youngest boys completed school. She worked as a tailor at the Paris Department Store. She was also employed by the school district and University Hospital.

She completed her working career as a baker at Smith's in 1972.

In 1972, at age 54, Jewell suffered a severe stroke.

At first, it broke her physically and emotionally. And it broke the hearts of her family and friends. But it never did break her spirit. Jewell did everything she could to recover all that she could, every day, motivated by faith, love and a strong sense of duty. "I can do it," she would say with pride and conviction. There are few for whom the words meant more. She succeeded in regaining much that had been lost, moving back to Nephi when Elwin retired, and spending her last days in St. George, busy with what she could do, keeping track of her kids and grandkids, always taking great joy in being together with friends, family and the community of the Church.

She was a sweet and beautiful lady.

Jewell is survived by her beloved brothers and sisters,

Jessie May Sudweeks of Orem, Kay Orme Hansen of Salt Lake City and Nephi, Iona Devona Sperry Bailey, of Nephi and Gordon Merrill Hansen of Sandy; her loving children, Grant Larry Goble of St. George, Ronald Merrill Goble of Mesquite, Nevada, Carolyn Olson of Snoqualmie, Washington, and Elwin

Brent Goble of Nephi; 15 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren, who will deeply miss their wonderful grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband Elwin, her brother Willard Clayton Hansen, and her son, Michael Burke Goble.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday September 14, 2001 in the Nephi 3rd Ward, 345 East 500 North. Friends may call Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, 94 West 300 North and at the church one hour prior to services. Burial, Vine Bluff Cemetery.