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Obituary: Charlotte Mikesell Gunnell

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9/2/07 ~ 1/17/03

Charlotte Mikesell Gunnell, 95, Soda Springs, Idaho, died Jan 17, 2003 She was residing in the Jamestown Assisted Living Center, Provo, Utah.

She was born Sept 2, 1907 in Soda Springs. She was the daughter of Iona Beus and Hohn Mikesell. She married the late Earl T. Gunnell in the Salt Lake LDS Temple Jan 9, 1929.

Charlotte lived her life for her three children, 18 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. She is deeply loved and appreciated by all of them. Charlotte was born in a log cabin on the old Mikesell homestead in Wood Canyon, six miles east of Soda Springs. She lived there until her high school years when the family moved to a rock home on the east edge of Soda Springs.

Charlotte had been an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all of her life and held many positions of responsibility including Relief Society president. She and Earl were Logan Temple workers for six months. She was charter member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and had been a secretary and president of her chapter.

Charlotte particularly enjoyed her time in Boise when Earl served three terms in the Idaho House of Representatives and later on the Idaho Park and Tourism boards. This allowed them to see all of the State Parks several times, as well as several national ones. They enjoyed traveling and had the opportunity to see much of the world.

She is survived by her three children, Earl Leroy (Mary Lois Boling-broke), Orem, UT, Robert Dean (Jeri Ann Jensen), Provo, UT, and Shirley Jean (David Clegg), Eagle, ID. All her brothers and sisters, parents, husband, and two great-grandchildren, have preceded her in death.

Services will be 12 noon Thurs. Jan 23, Soda Springs LDS 8th Ward Chapel, 260 E. Hooper Ave. Friends may call at Sims Funeral Home, Wed. 7-8 p.m. and at the church Thurs. 10:30-11:30 a.m. prior to services. Burial, Fairview Cemetery, Soda Springs, ID.