Kanell Dean <! >

1924 ~ 2004

Passing into the hands of a loving Heavenly Father, Harriet Jean

LeFevre Kanell Dean, left her earthly home on May 11, 2004.

Born in Minersville, Utah, on November 23, 1924, to Ida Hope Myers Blackburn and George Ellis LeFevre, Jean's departure leaves a tender spot in many hearts.

When Jean was 21 years old, she left southern Utah and moved to Salt Lake City, where she met Ernest George Kanell; they were married on December 4, 1943. Ernie was serving in the war at that time, but when he returned they opened Kanell TV and Appliance store. Shortly afterwards three lovely children, Hope, Ted and Leo, were born. Due to the love that Jean had for children, she extended that love in 1962 to Pamela and Eleni, two beautiful children from Greece, whom Jean and Ernie adopted.

Through the years Jean worked at Roosevelt Jr. High School and at the Board of Education in the purchasing department. She also served as the Primary president in the Monument Park Ward and with the scouts. The Relief Society presidency occupied her hours in the Canyon Towers Ward for many years. She was also active with the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and the Greek LDS society. Serving others was her hallmark. Ernie passed away in 1975 and Jean met an old friend, Dave Dean, whom she married in 1987. Thanks to Dave and his children Earl, Rorie and Mark for the many kindnesses they showed to her. Unfortunately, Dave passed away in 1988.

Jean was preceded in death by her brother Doug Blackburn (Elma), Larue Turner, and Margie Johnson. She is survived by her children Hope Vernon of Las Vegas (Robert), Theodore E. Kanell of Bountiful (Patrice), Leo G. Kanell of Beaver (Melissa), Pamela Halliday of Salt Lake and Eleni Pace of Lincoln, NE. Jean is also survived by her sisters Shirley Terry and Gae Murdock and brothers Tom and Dyke LeFevre. In addition, she is survived by her 21 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 14, 2004, at 2 p.m., at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, where friends may visit Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m., and one hour prior to services on Friday. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.