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Melvin Clare “Butch” Yowell

Wendell, Gooding County, Idaho, USA
Death 20 Sep 2008 (aged 64)
Riverton, Fremont County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Riverton, Fremont County, Wyoming, USA
Memorial ID 101027652 · View Source
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Melvin C. "Butch" Yowell of Riverton died at his home on Monday evening, Sept. 22, 2008, at the age of 64. He had undergone cancer treatment for the past two years.

Melvin Clare Yowell was born in Wendell, Idaho, on March 27, 1944, the son of Cashious and Edna (Holmes) Yowell.

He attended elementary school in Twin Falls, Idaho, junior high school in Magill, Nev., Showlow (Ariz.) High School, and received his G.E.D., through the United States Air Force.

He served with the U.S. Air Force from 1962-1966, during the Vietnam era, stationed at F.E. Warren AFB in Cheyenne.
On April 4, 1965, he married Verla K. Nielsen in Cheyenne.

He was of the Lutheran faith.

Mr. Yowell was an electrician. He learned the trade while in Dallas, Texas, for three years, coming to Fremont County to work as a maintenance electrician for Federal American Partners for 13 years, and then worked in maintenance until his retirement in 1999.

He had lived in Riverton for 39 years. Prior to that, he lived in Dallas, Texas, for three years, Cheyenne for three years, Showlow, Ariz., for four years, Magill, Nev., for three years, and Twin Falls, Idaho, for 12 years.

His family said he enjoyed tinkering around in the garage, using tools to make things from scraps of wood or mental, working on cars, watching golf and basketball, and going to his grandsons' sporting events. He coached Little League baseball and did some refereeing.

Survivors include his wife, Verla Yowell of Riverton; son, James Yowell of Riverton; daughters, Colleen Bartlett and her husband Travis of Dubois and their children, Joe and John Bartlett, and Elizabeth Pursel and her husband Max of Riverton, and their children Emily and Kai Pursel; brothers, Earl Dwaine Yowell of Albany, Georgia, and Ernest Johns and his wife Ronda of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Kay Wallis of Grand Prairie, Texas; numerous nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna Johns; step-father, Louis Johns; father, Cashious Yowell.




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 101027652
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Melvin Clare “Butch” Yowell (27 Mar 1944–20 Sep 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101027652, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Riverton, Fremont County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Lostnwyomn (contributor 47168791) .