Michial Dwaine Sowell died on March 7, 2009 in a tragic automobile accident.
To all who knew him, his name was “Mike.”
Mike was born on Thanksgiving Day to Ted Cleve Sowell and Recie Virginia Kennedy on Nov. 23, 1953 in Tyler, Tex.
Mike was a hard worker and took pride in his work. He worked at the Rio Algom Mining Company from 1971 to 1988. He also worked at City Market, Grand County School District, City of Moab and various other jobs throughout the Moab valley. Mike came to Utah laying cable with a cable TV company and fell in love with the town and the people in it.
Mike’s love for life was his niece Brooke and his 13 grandchildren. “He was the best grandpa ever,” stated stepson Kyle Holter.
Mike was the happiest while sitting around the TV with a good movie and his family on a rainy day. He loved to watch football and especially so if the Green Bay Packers were playing.
He is survived by his wife, Sherilyn, three children, Michial D. Sowell, Jr. (Seritta) of Vernal, Utah; Clifford D. Sowell (Kami); and Robert “Cleve” Sowell of Moab. He is also survived by his stepchildren, Kyle A. Holter (Andrea) of Moab, and Tracy L. Holter (Johnny Nettik) of Rocky Ford, Colo.
He is survived by his sister, Rhonda Wilke (Gordon) of Wiley, Tex., and nephew, Chris Wright of Tyler, Tex.
Mike is also survived by his parents-in-law, Robert and Ellen Livingston, of Grand Junction, Colo., as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by daughter Kelly R. Sowell and stepson Kevin D. Holter, and his parents Ted. C. Sowell and Recie V. Sowell.
Mike will be missed and will never be forgotten and his memory will live on through his grandchildren.
Services were held on Wednesday, March 25 in Moab. Arrangements were by Kimmerle-Hefner Funeral Home.