Rumel Joseph Withers, age 88, passed away in Millcreek, Utah on August 10, 2020.

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Rumel was born on November 17, 1931, in Riverton, Utah, to Joseph Robert Withers and Fern Pearl Howell. Rumel married Verla Coon on November 17, 1950, which made them 3 months short of their 70th anniversary at the time of his passing. Together they had 6 children.

Rumel worked at Amico Oil for 38 years, and he also enjoyed his time spent as a sheep hearder. His hobbies included woodworking, boating, and taking care of his yard. Rumel was a member of the L.D.S church.

Rumel is survived by his wife, Verla C. Withers, his children, Blaine (Lynn), Scott (Melanie), Deanna (Dave), Cory (Kristy), Joan (Kent), Jan (Kenny), 15 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, August 16, 2020, from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, CDC guidelines and social distancing measures will be required. Funeral service for immediate family to follow, at Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84123.

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Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary
6500 S Redwood Rd
West Jordan, UT 84123

Funeral Service

Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary
6500 S Redwood Rd
West Jordan, UT 84123

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Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Aug 12, 2020

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When I was about 4 or 5 Rumel was a friend of my brother Gary. I was so inlove with the handsome Rumel. He ask me to be a flower girl at his wedding. When I got there in my new yellow dress, I was put at the end of the wedding line. I was very upset I wanted to stand next to Rumel. Great memories.

Gayla Torkelsen Maxfield , Kamas, UT, US Aug 24, 2020

He will be missed by all his neighbors. He always kept an eye out for us around the block and we will miss him out in his yard and taking his walks.

Karen and Kerry Powell Aug 20, 2020

Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort as you remember Rumel.

Sandy Batt - (Withers) Aug 13, 2020

Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing !

Bob & Ruby Zanoni , Stockton , CA, US Aug 13, 2020

Sending our condolences. Prayers and comfort to all the family.

Dan and Jane Stump , Carl Junction, MO, US Aug 12, 2020


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