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Janet Amelia Steele Ewell April 11, 1935 - June 4, 2024

Janet Amelia Steel Ewell passed away at Mountain View Hospital on June 4, 2024, after bravely and cheerfully battling cancer. Janet recently turned 89 years old.

She was born April 11, 1935, to Chester Cloy and Edna Mae Steele. She grew up in her grandparents old home and spent most of her early years in Santaquin. She attended school there participating in all the things that country girls did. She enjoyed a rich pioneer heritage, and it was ever apparent in her attitude and love of old memories and artifacts. At one time her yard was filled with many of the rocks she collected on her adventures in the west desert. Janet loved camping and cooking and had a wonderful singing voice that she shared often. She saved most of the things that signified the accomplishments of her children and husband. She presented our kindergarten report cards to us upon high school graduation.

Janet met and fell in love with Jiggs (Lawrence) Ewell in 1954. They were married on November 19, 1954, and made their first home in Santaquin. She later moved to Payson and spent her remaining years there. She and Jiggs were sealed in the Manti, Utah Temple on June 25, 1963. They had four children: Bruce (Sandy), Jeff (Leesa), Laura (Monte – her favorite son-in-law) and Ron. She was also very proud of her 15 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Janet loved her family above all else. She was always looking for ways to bring them comfort, provide a kind word, and let them know she loved them. She also enjoyed rich associations with many friends. She spoke fondly of them and how it brightened her day whenever they would visit.

Janet had many talents, which she shared freely with others. She sang with the La Nest choir for many years. She belonged to the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and enjoyed her association there. She served in her church in so many capacities over the years. Despite her dislike for public speaking, she seldom shied from an assignment. Janet and Jiggs committed a year of their lives as missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in England. Her most cherished role was that of Wife, Mother, and Grandmother. She was a master homemaker.

Janet is survived by Bruce (Sandy), Laura (Monte), and Ron, 15 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren as well as other she claims as her own. She was preceded in death by her husband Jiggs, son, Jeff, and all her brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 7, 2024, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home located at 587 South 100 West in Payson, Utah. A graveside service will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Payson City Cemetery, 400 North 800 East, Payson, Utah.

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Friday, June 7, 2024
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Walker Funeral Home
587 South 100 West
Payson, Utah


Graveside Service

Friday, June 7, 2024
3:00 p.m.
Payson City Cemetery
400 North 800 East
Payson, Utah



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    Lynsie says

    I love you forever and ever Grandma. Give my dad a great big hug for me please 🤎

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    Bonnie Ballard says

    Dear Ewell family. Your mother was one of the kindest people I ever knew. She always had a smile and a hello for me. Bruce and Sandy I know how much you have done for her and been there to help her through her trouble times Laura I am sorry that I missed you today. It has been a long time since I saw you. I am sad about your mother. You were her pride and joy, Ron will always be your moms baby boy you kept her young and full of spirit Please know how much I love your family and I am happy that Janet is getting to see Jigs and Jeff again her heart will be full and happy. God Bless You all She did a great job ! Bonnie Ballard

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      Wendy Pope says

      Dear Ewell Family,
      I always admired and looked up to your mom. We had such fun times together in the old 5th Ward and with the Sunday Night Group. Janet was always so kind, dedicated and stalwart in her faith. She was a great example to all of us.
      May the Comforter be ever near and May all your wonderful memories of her bring you great joy and gratitude for such a wonderful mother.
      Wendy Shuler Pope

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    Paula Strasburg says

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

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