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Jack Ruey Lell


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Jack Ruey Lell

Jack Ruey Lell, 75, of Rock Springs, passed away on Oct. 8, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Lell died following a brief illness. 

He was born on May 10, 1939 in Drill, Va., the son of the late Dow and Sarah Brown Lell.

Lell attended schools in Abingdon, Va.

He married Rose Marie Doust in Grants, N.M. in February of 1971 and she preceded him in death on Sept. 25, 2006 in Rock Springs.

Lell was employed as a miner for the FMC Corporation.

His interests included fishing, hunting and camping.

Survivors include one son, Darrell Lell of Rock Springs; two daughters, Judy Peterson and husband Brent of Green River, and Jane Taylor and husband Ted of Grand Junction, Colo .; one sister, Janet Gafke of Grand Junction, Colo .; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Rose Marie Lell; two sons, Adrian Lell and Martin "Mack" Doust; one daughter, Debra Kight; one brother, Villard Lell; two sisters, Noami Crosswhite and Joan Eden; his dog, Minnie Ray.

Memorial services took place Oct. 11.

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