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Obituary: David Lee Powell

David Lee Powell 1944 ~ 2005 David Lee Powell, age 61, died on Friday, November 4, after a short battle with cancer, in Houston Texas. He was born on August 31, 1944, in Florence, Alabama to Robert Lee and Ethel Jean Powell. He married Cheryl Ann Sneddon on August 27, 1994. Their son, Bernard Robert Sneddon-Powell, was born on July 14, 1995. David graduated from Stanford University in 1966 with a BS in Physics. He then joined the Air Force and earned a second BS in Meteorology. He retired from Questar in Salt Lake City. He was an avid science fiction fan and proudly bore the title "Pappa Smoff" at Concom. He was a lifelong Isaac Asimov idolator. He loved to play contract bridge and achieved Life Master status. David is survived by his wife, Cheryl Sneddon, his son Bernard Sneddon-Powell, his parents, Robert and Jean Powell, his brother, Ronald Powell, and his sister Susan (James) Thomas. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77218-4486. Please mention David L. Powell Memorial Fund. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2005 at Lake Hills Memorial, 10055 S. State, Sandy UT at 3 p.m. visitation one hour prior to the services in the Lake Hills Chapel. Online Condolences can be made at www.celebratinglife-ut.com