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Obituary: TRELLO, IVA

Iva Gay Powell Trello1926 ~ 2013Iva Gay Powell Trello, 86, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister, returned home to her Heavenly Father on April 11, 2013 in Sandy, Utah, passing peacefully in her sleep. Iva Gay Powell was born on May 9, 1926 in Vernal, Utah, the oldest of six children of Iva Ermal Adams and William Swinford Powell. Gay grew up in Vernal, UT graduating from Uintah High School. After graduation from High School she worked for the School District as a secretary. She decided to further her career and traveled to Salt Lake City for a job interview. While returning home on the bus, a handsome soldier on leave sat next to her and they talked all the way to Vernal. It was love at first sight! She married the love of her life, Anthony Theodore Trello on March 20, 1946 in Salt Lake City, later solemnized in the Los Angeles Temple with their three daughters being sealed to them. They just celebrated their 67th anniversary last month. They lived in Visalia, California for 27 years and then moved to Montrose, CO until 1977 when they moved back to Utah and settled in Taylorsville, later moving to Sandy, UT. For the last year of Gay's illness Tony patiently and lovingly cared for Gay's every need. Mom's family was her first priority and she loved them unconditionally. She was always there to listen and never judge. Gay was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Gay loved the church and is now enjoying the company of her parents and brother, Bill who preceded her in death. Gay is survived by her loving husband, Tony, three daughters, Leslie (Brad) Sermon, Kathy (Scott) Hodges, Stephanie (John) Chapman, 12 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren, sisters Nera (Miles) Batty, Layne (John) Hooper, Rhama Powell (Richard) and brother Stephen (Gigi) Powell. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 19, 2013, 1:00 p.m. at Valley View Funeral Home, 4335 W 4100 S, West Valley City, UT. A viewing will precede the funeral at 11:30 a.m.