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Luella Robinson Howell | Obituary


Jenkins-Soffe South Valley

Salt Lake City, UT—South Jordan, UT

Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on January 29, 2022 in South Jordan, UT. Luella was born in Salt Lake City, UT on May 17, 1933, to Wilford Allen Robinson and Thirza Cornick. She married the love of her life, J Franklin Howell, on June 10, 1957, in the Salt Lake Temple. They met at BYU where Frank completed his master’s degree. Frank went on to earn a Ph.D. in entomology, a profession that moved them to Yakima, WA, where he worked for the United States Department of Agriculture. Frank predeceased her on October 21, 2012.

Luella attended U of U and BYU and earned a BS in Early Childhood Education. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she attended the Yakima Stake Girls’ Camp for 39 years. She has served in the Relief Society and served as president several times. She loved her calling as the Yakima Stake LDS Social Services Representative and enjoyed volunteering for the Fine Arts Department of the Central Washington State Fair for more than 13 years.

She enjoyed serving at the Yakima Family History Center and actively working on her genealogy. Luella enjoyed quilting, gardening, canning, camping, and devoted her life to her companion, Frank. She was dedicated to his care, tending to him through the medical challenges of home dialysis, transplant surgery and other conditions.

Frank and Luella are the parents of Tamara Rencher (David); Bryan F. Howell (Karen); and Loren F. Howell (Shelley). They have 12 grandchildren, Chad (Holly), Kristin, Laura, Michael (Samantha) and Nathan (Hailey) Rencher; Tanner (Alisa), Bryn and Karyna Howell; Mitchell, Jesse, Cameron and Cole Howell and 6 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Country Park 4th Ward located at 11271 South 2700 West, South Jordan, Utah. A visit will precede the service at 10:00 a.m.

Flowers may be sent to Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home, 1007 South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, Utah. The funeral can be seen at