Robert David Fewell of Brigham City, Utah passed away on November 30, 2020 at the age of 75.
Robert is survived by his wife, Carol Grantham Fewell, his children: Catherine Fewell, Christine Colby (John Neville), Robert David Fewell Jr. (Cassidy); his step-children, Bret Garth Rohde (Sheryl), Wendy Allred (Dane), Tracee Olsen (Eric), Stacee Lefler (Richard), Michelle Cummins (Jeff), David Charles Rohde (Shantell); his brothers George Michael Brian Fewell (Mary) and Patrick Milton Fewell (Debbie), as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents George La Vern Fewell and Lydia Laurine Platt and his son-in-law, Joseph Colby.
Robert was born in La Puente, California and grew up there. At age 17, he was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints along with the rest of his family. Robert was always a faithful member of the Church and served in many various callings. In the 1960’s he was called to serve in the Utah mission helping construct church meeting houses in Morgan, Kearns, Taylorsville and other locations in Utah. One of his fond memories as a child was that he lived super-close to Disneyland. He and his brothers would ride their bikes to where they were building and watch as Disneyland unfolded. He said it was really cool to watch it being built.
Robert also had a daily habit of writing in his journal. He would write each night just before he went to bed. Even if nothing really noteworthy happened that day, he would just say something about the day in his journal. He told his children that he was nicknamed “Jet Fewell” in high school because he was a fast runner. He loved sports and his favorite teams were BYU and the Dodgers.
On April 16, 1970 Robert was married to Elaine Howell in the Salt Lake City Temple, and together they had two daughters and one son. They were later divorced in 1994.
Robert worked as a Grain Elevator Operator for the Deseret Mill of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Kaysville, Utah for over 35 years where he retired in 2005.
On June 29, 1996, Robert married Carol Grantham and was later sealed in the Bountiful Temple on April 11, 1998.
Robert was a genuine person who could see the good in any person and in any situation. He was truly a man without guile and quick to offer a smile or an uplifting laugh. He loved his Savior who helped him through many of the difficulties in his life and many complications that would befall him following a stroke that he suffered in his late 50’s.
Light family services will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 10:00am at Myers Mortuary, 205 South 100 East, Brigham City, Utah. A viewing will be held from 9:00 – 9:40am at the Mortuary.
Interment will be in the Brigham City, Utah Cemetery.
A special Thank You to the dedicated and caring staff at Maple Springs Assisted Living Center and Mission at Maple Springs in Brigham City, Utah who provided countless hours of compassionate care, service and love.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at Myers Mortuary.