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Fillmore City Cemetery
Friday March 8th, 2019
9:30am - 10:30am

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Meadow Ward Chapel
Friday March 8th, 2019

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Graveside Service

Meadow Ward Chapel
Friday March 8th, 2019

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Kendel Steele Twitchell

Kendel Steel Twitchell, 92, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019 in his home in Meadow, Utah.  Kendel was born August 7, 1926 in Delta, Utah to Leland & Melba Steele Twitchell.  Kendel married Zola Brunson on May 28, 1944 in Yuma, Arizona; they were later sealed in the Manti Temple. Zola preceded him in death on October 2, 2015.

Kendel went to Delta High School.  He served in the Navy on a sub-chaser & destroyer during WWII.  He served in various callings for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  He was also a member of the American Legion Post 61.  He worked at Kennecott Copper Mine for 28 years and he was a long haul truck driver and in trucking for many years, he logged almost a million miles on the road.  He loved mining it was a main interest throughout his life.

Kendel is survived by two children: Melba (David) Roberts of Taylorsville, UT; Elden (Rosalyn) Twitchell of South Jordan, Utah; one daughter-in-law: Darleen Twitchell; two brothers: Grant Lynn and Bernard Twitchell; one sister:  Lois Kimber; 15 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his wife, parents, and two sons: Stephen (Sharon) and Brent Twitchell; two brothers:  Gordon and Bryant Twitchell.

The family would like to thank Hospice for their care and support in taking care of our Dad, and for the many family, friends, and neighbors; we felt you love and appreciated your care.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 8, 2019 in the Meadow Ward Chapel at 11:00 AM.  A Viewing will be held prior to the funeral from 9:30 to 10:30 AM.  A Graveside services will be held Friday, March 8th at 3:30 PM at Redwood Memorial Estates, (6500 South Redwood Road).  Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com.  


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To the family of Kendel , We were a ward family in the Kearns 7th ward years ago. I was blessed to be involved with
Kendel Zola and the children. Rita and I offer our condolences to he family. I would have come to the Graveside services to day but the weather is not the best and I am crippled up a little bit. My memory of the time in Kearns is vivid and It was our pleasure to be involved with the family. Thought keep flooding back in my memory, to many to list. Blessing upon the the extended family, Please tell Grant hello for me.

Ray and Rita Smith Mar 8 2019 12:00 AM

i was never around him that he did not give me a good hug. he was always grateful for everything and told you so. i will miss his sweet smile and gentle personality

carol terry Mar 5 2019 12:00 AM

Ken Twitchell: As fine a gentleman, devoted husband, selfless servant, humble disciple of our Lord, and valiant patriot as ever drew drew breath. It was a privilege and pleasure to know and call him friend for the last 14 years of his life. Always in my favorite memories, until we meet again to share them - and our war stories. Farewell and bon voyage, sailor.

Richard M. Hardy Mar 4 2019 12:00 AM