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Richard (Dick) Steven Fellows

September 22, 1933 — April 18, 2023

Richard (Dick) Steven Fellows quietly slipped away from mortality on the afternoon of April 18, 2023. After being alone for long enough, he decided it was time to rejoin the love of his life on the other side of the veil.
Dad was born middle child to Henry Luther Fellows and Myra Alfreda Hatch into humble circumstances on September 22, 1933. His early life was spent in a mixture of youthful mischief and learning to work. Both continued to be defining characters the remainder of his days. Any who knew dad are quick to tell stories of teasing, playful banter, and a pocket full of candy to share. His work began early as a “newsie” in downtown Salt Lake City, which was followed by a string of jobs that extended into retirement.
His life took a decidedly different path when he met and later married Ellen Grace Spilker on January 27, 1955. Because of her faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, dad spent a lifetime learning line upon line, precept on precept how to be a disciple of Christ. He served in many callings throughout his life, including bishoprics, ward 70s leader, temple worker, and perhaps most importantly, serving as senior missionaries with his sweetheart.
Mom and dad welcomed five children into their lives over a 12-year span. Determined for their children to be better off than they were, it wasn’t uncommon for dad to have multiple jobs at once while mom managed the household. In fact, at one point in their early married life, their oldest infant daughter was afraid of dad on one occasion, because she didn’t know who he was since he spent so much time away providing for his family.
His work life finally ended him at Union Pacific Railroad where he worked in the freight yard. He spent decades driving semitrucks along the Wasatch Front delivering goods that had been brought to the Salt Lake Valley on the rail lines. This seemed appropriate since he loved automobiles and driving.
He instilled that work ethic into his children, who have had successful vocations in their own right.
As dad’s career with UP became more stable and with it their financial position, family time became memories of camping, hunting, riding motorcycles, and fishing. Spending time on the lakes or in the mountains and hills of Utah were one of the ways he most readily showed his love. Another was sending his three sons on full-time missions to serve the Lord.
Dad was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen; son, Roger; parents; four brothers and two sisters. Dad is survived by his children—R. Steven Fellows (Christine); Madeline Enniss (Ray); Daughter-in-law—Holley Fellows; Cindy Hardman (Max); Russell (Russ) Fellows (Rebecca); Sister—Verla Schluter; 16 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, and two great, great grandchildren.
Services will be held on Monday May 1, 2023 11:30 am at the Harvest Park building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 3671 South Oldham Street (4180 West) West Valley City, Utah. The funeral will be preceded by two viewings, the first at Memorial Estates 6500 South Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, Utah on the evening of Sunday April 30, 2023 from 6 to 8pm. The second at the ward building on Monday before the funeral from 10 to 11 am.
Service Information
Viewing April 30, 2023 at 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84123

Viewing May 1, 2023 at 10:00 - 11:00 AM
3671 South Oldham Street (4180 West)

Memorial Service
May 1, 2023 at 11:30 AM
3671 South Oldham Street (4180 West)
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