Shirley Button Powell
1928 - 2008
Shirley Button Powell died Oct. 14, 2008. She was born Feb. 3, 1928 in Salina, Utah to Susannah and Ralph Button.
She was married to Marvin Kenneth Chase on June 20, 1944 in Elko, Nev. He died Nov. 26, 1953. A year later she married Max Dwain Powell on Aug. 27, 1954. He died June 10, 2006.
The Powells spent many years on the Navajo Indian Reservation. They also spent part of their married life in Page, Gilbert and most recently Payson.
Mrs. Powell was a member of the Ponderosa Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served in various church positions.
She is survived by five children, Ray and Sharon Chase of Casa Grande, Nial and Darla Chase of Killeen, Texas, Coral Lee and Dave Prickett of Westminster, Colo., Marie and Larry Behling of Madison, Ala. and Tony and Howard (deceased) Lua of Provo Utah. There are also 29 grandchildren and 86 great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives.
Funeral services will be Oct. 20 in the Fredonia, Ariz. ward chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There will be a memorial service at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Ponderosa Ward chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.