Jewell Elaine Hill Larsen returned home on June 18, 2008. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at her home in Benson following a long valiant struggle with cancer. Mom is finally free from pain and left a legacy of courage and love for us all to follow. Jewell was born on July 14, 1928, in Logan, Utah, the daughter of John Edwin and Viola Hill. She grew up in Millville and was preceded in death by her parents; brother, LaMont; and two sisters, Wanda and Valay. Jewell graduated from South Cache High School. She then attended Utah State University and earned a degree in English Literature with a minor in French. Jewell married LaMont Cooper Larsen in the Logan LDS Temple on Sept. 30, 1953. LaMont and Jewell settled in Benson where they raised seven "pretty darn good kids". Her husband passed away November 1997. She was a Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Mom was always kind and positive to all and will be deeply missed. Jewell worked as a telephone operator for Mountain Bell Phone Co. for 30 years. She then taught at the ABC Preschool where she was known as "teacher grandma". She loved poetry and wrote many poems during her lifetime and had won first and second prizes at the Cache County Fair. One of Jewell's poems was included in the Benson time capsule, which will be opened in 2049. Jewell is survived by her children, Jay (Linda) Larsen of Smithfield, JoNell (Bill) Hales of Sandy, Royce (Wendy) Larsen of Benson, Kendall (Jennifer) Larsen of Wellsville, Nedra (Kevin) Moore of Logan, Sally Larsen of Benson, and Anita Larsen of Benson. She had 20 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will take place at the Benson Ward LDS church at noon Monday, June 23, 2008. The church is located at 3432 N. 3000 West, Benson. The family will greet friends at the Allen-Hall mortuary, 34 East Center Street, Logan, Utah, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 22. The family will also greet friends at the Benson church from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 23. Interment will be in the Millville Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenmortuaries.net
. The family would like to thank Intermountain Hospice staff for their dedicated service to our mom during her last few months on earth. We would especially like to thank Anna Trappett R.N. and Chaplain Daniel Judd. We would also like to thank Dr. Ali Ben-Jacob and his staff, the Benson Ward Relief Society and all the other kind and loving friends and family who have loved and cared for our dear mother.