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Bobeta Mae Powell

March 2, 1944 — March 22, 2024

Bobeta Mae Taylor Powell, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandma, great grandma, aunt, and friend passed away and returned home on March 22, 2024 in Spanish Fork, Utah.

The eldest of seven children, Bobeta was born in Ontario, Oregon on March 2, 1944, to Richard Taylor and Reta Pope. She was raised on a farm and knew the value and meaning of hard work.

Bobeta went to Orem High School where she was a member of the Pep Club and lettered in softball. In school she went by “Bobbie” and was voted the safest driver, much to the disappointment of all the boys. Bobeta was a great student and loved to read. After graduating with honors, she went on to BYU. While there she met Vicki Powell, who became a good friend. Vicki introduced Bobeta to her brother, Steven Devon Powell, who became the love of her life. 

Steven and Bobeta were married on February 13, 1964, in the Manti Temple. Bobeta and Steven truly loved each other. Compassion and forgiveness kept them together for 49 years until Steven’s death. With their matching recliners and bowl of treats, their grandchildren remember them as the couple from the movie Up.  They had four children who they loved providing for and spending time with. Blessed with naughty boys, Bobeta perfected the selection of the switch. She and Steven also loved their dogs Pugsy and Beauty, and their puppies were a constant favorite of the grandchildren.

From an early age Bobeta developed a great love for sewing and quilting. She was always mending, knitting, crocheting or creating clothing. Through the years she developed a special love for quilting and this became one of her greatest passions in life. Her quilts were exceptionally designed and cherished. One of her favorite annual traditions was to donate a quilt for the Christmas raffle at BYU’s Communications department; she did this for many years until Alzheimer's robbed her of the ability, one of her final gifts was a quilt. Everyone close to Bobeta has been blessed by her beautiful quilts. 

Bobeta loved to garden and kept a garden or flower bed throughout her life. What she planted would vary over the years, but she became a master at growing almost anything, even eggplants which her boys wouldn’t eat! Some of her favorite things to grow were raspberries, strawberries and grapes.  She also loved so many flowers, but roses, lilacs, peonies and irises were her favorites. 

Both Steven and Bobeta had careers at BYU. Bobeta was a hard worker and greatly valued by the BYU Communications department. Prior to working at BYU, she was a floor manager at ZCMI. Her memory was so sharp and her attention to detail exceptional, these qualities made her a great manager, highly respected and loved by her peers and those that worked for her. 

A devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Bobeta served in many callings, including; young women’s, primary, relief society, as baptismal coordinator for the stake and as a temple worker. She was also a den mother and loved scouting, so much so that with her hard work and determination all three of her sons earned their Eagle Scout badges. 

Bobeta is survived by her brother Stan Taylor (Elaine-deceased) and her sisters Lou Dean Peterson (Paul), Mona Thomas (Kay), Lona Rindlisbacher (Paul); and her four children Devan Powell, Todd Powell (Laura), Scott Powell (Dayna), and Suzanna Passey (Nathan). Bobeta left behind 26 grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Reta Pope and Richard Taylor, her husband Steven Powell and two brothers Linden Taylor and Jerry Taylor. 

A viewing will be held on Friday, March 29, 2024 at 6:00 - 8:00 pm, at the Harvest Park LDS Building at 1068 S. 1600 W in Mapleton, Utah.

There will also be a viewing on Saturday, March 30, 2024 from 9:30 - 10:30 am, followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 am at the Harvest Park LDS Building.

Livestreaming will be available for the Funeral - click the link below to view. 
Interment will be held at the Spanish Fork Cemetery immediately after the Funeral Service.

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Friday, March 29, 2024

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1068 S 1600 W, Mapleton, UT 84664

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Saturday, March 30, 2024

9:30 - 10:30 am (Mountain time)

Harvest Park LDS Church

1068 S 1600 W, Mapleton, UT 84664

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Saturday, March 30, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Harvest Park LDS Church

1068 S 1600 W, Mapleton, UT 84664

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Saturday, March 30, 2024

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