Morrell Hyatt Nowers

June 10, 1939 - June 12, 2013



Obituary for Morrell Hyatt Nowers

Morrell Hyatt Nowers was born June 10, 1939 in Beaver, Utah, pop. 1600, to Clistie Hyatt and Wilson Gates Nowers. He was their youngest of three children; his sisters are Enid Fotheringham and Dorcus Bowler. He also had a half-brother, Edward Wilson (Ted) Nowers who preceded him in death.

He enjoyed doing all the things there were to do in a small town like Beaver, which was not much. There was no TV, no golf course, and no mall. They did have a movie theater that changed the movie three times a week but he didnít always have the fourteen cents it cost to buy a ticket so he listened to the radio a lot helping him to develop a good imagination.

He graduated from Beaver High School in 1957 and went immediately to Salt Lake City to get a job. He stayed there a year then came to California where he lived the rest of his life. He worked in the swimming pool industry for 35 years where he was affiliated with the International Laborers Union. After he retired, he worked for the next 15 years for two building contractors who were friends and enjoyed the opportunities he had with them.

In 1960 Morrell married Sue Anthony. They had six children; Natalie, Nathan, Evan, Erin, Meghan and Amelia. Meghan predeceased her family. He also leaves behind five grandchildren; Haili Nowers, Emily Nowers, Olivia Bretzing, Archie Bretzing and Auggie Bretzing.

After a fifteen year battle with Congestive Heart Failure, and more recently liver and kidney failure, he lost his valiant struggle peacefully, with family members at his side on June 12, 2013, after celebrating his 74th birthday with family and friends.

Morrell has looked forward to being reunited with his daughter Meghan for thirty-five years; they are now together again.

Morrell Hyatt Nowers

Memorial Services

June 15, 2013

Presiding Bishop Deric Lords  
Conducting Bishop Deric Lords  
Chorister Jeralyn Lambourne  
Organist Leslie Jones  
Family Prayer Bill Berrett  
Welcome Bishop Deric Lords  
Opening Song Come, Come Ye Saints, page 30  
Opening Prayer Robert Jones, Brother-in-Law  
Life History Natalie Nowers, Daughter  
Memories from Children Nathan Nowers
Erin Nowers
(Read by Chad Bretzing)
Amelia Bretzing
(Read by Chad Bretzing)
Musical Number How Great Thou Art
Jeralyn Lambourne
Remarks F. Eric Anthony
Closing Remarks Bishop Deric Lords  
Closing Song Let Us All Press On, Page 243  
Closing Prayer Dixon Fotheringham, Nephew  

I am the resurrection and the Life, Saith the Lord:
He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.

I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:
and though his body be destroyed, yet shall I see GOD:
whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger.

We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
The LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. AMEN


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