Rulon Ewell

March 30, 1941 — February 11, 2015

Rulon Ewell

Rulon Ewell our kind and gentle hero passed from his earthly life on February 11, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He endured to the end as a good and faithful servant, carrying out his duties with cheerfulness and obedience. Born on March 30, 1941 to Elsworth Rulon and Martha Ewell. He married his eternal sweetheart Virginia Drollinger Ewell on May 27, 1960 in the Manti Temple. She has been his partner, friend, confidant, and sweetheart for the past 55 years. Rulon was raised in Utah County with his 5 siblings and attended Payson High School where he played varsity basketball. Rulon attended and graduated from Snow College and received his Bachelors of Science from Utah State University. He and Virginia moved to Vernal in 1965 to begin his teaching career. Rulon taught history in the Uintah School District for 33 years. He showed a great concern for each of his students. He desired that each student learned, understood and passed his classes. Rulon and Virginia have raised six children, whom they adore; Blair (Missy), Heather French (Joe), Blake (Nora), Holly Cronin (Ira), Brent (Mara), Barry (Amy). They also have 20 grandchildren, and 4 great-children. Grandpa was a hero to each of these little ones. They loved to follow him around doing yard work, in the garden, fishing, and even just sitting by him. Rulon was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a faithful servant of Jesus Christ. He served in many capacities including; young men, high council and bishop. He diligently attended the temple every week. Rulon quietly and stalwartly carried out his responsibilities and was very dependable. Virginia and each of the children invite you to come honor Rulon's life at a viewing to be held at the Blackburn Vernal Mortuary on Sunday, February 15, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The funeral will be held on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ashley Stake Center (475 W 100 S, Vernal, UT). A short viewing will also be held 1 hour prior to the services. Interment will be held in the Rock Point Cemetery under the direction of Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.
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