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Obituary: Val Jolley Sheffield

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Val Jolley Sheffield Will Be Missed Val Jolley Sheffield, 87, died November 13, 2006 in Bountiful, Utah. Val was born in Kaysville, Utah, the son of Fred A. and Lydia Jolley Sheffield. He attended Davis High School, the University of Utah, and Harvard Business School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific as the commanding officer of the mine sweeper, USS Dash. While briefly on leave in Aukland, New Zealand he went to the mission home of the LDS Church where he met Jewell Cowley, the daughter of Matthew and Elva Cowley, who were presiding over the New Zealand Mission. Val and Jewell corresponded during the war and were subsequently married in the Salt Lake Temple. They showed great love, respect and devotion to each other, and Val's favorite story to relate was the story of meeting Jewell. While attending Davis High School, Val was All-State in both basketball and football and played on state championship teams in both sports. At the University of Utah, he was a three year starter on the basketball team and was student body president. Val worked for Phillips Petroleum Company in Salt Lake City, Union Oil Company in Los Angeles, California, and was owner and president of California Pencil Company in Burbank, California. A faithful member of the LDS Church, Val served as Bishop of the 17th Ward of the Salt Lake Stake for 13 years and as Bishop of the Glendale 4th Ward, Glendale California Stake for five years. He is survived by three children: Karen Morgan, Provo; Val, Iowa City, Iowa; Matthew, Glendale, California; a brother, Fred J. Sheffield; 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jewell Cowley Sheffield and by a son, Lane. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary, 400 North Main. Friends and family may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to services at the mortuary. Interment, Kaysville City Cemetery. The family wishes to thank friends and staff at Heritage Place for their support and kindness. e-mail condolences to the family at llm@lindquistmortuary.com