Ex-Salt Laker Dies in Seattle

Stewart Udell, 48, former Salt Lake resident, died while commuting to work Tuesday at 8 a.m. in Seattle, according to word received by his father, George A. Udell, 42 E. 1st South.

At the time of his death, Mr. Udell was air engineer in the Puget sound naval yard, Bremerton, Wash.

Son of George A. and Maud Stewart Udell, he was born July 4, 1900, in Nephi, Juab county. After attending public schools in Eureka, Juab county, Mr. Udell entered the University of Utah and was graduated from the school of mines.

Shortly after graduation, he was employed by Kennecott Copper Corp. one year and then traveled to Mexico where he was employed by Anaconda Copper Co.

Mr. Udell married Mable Smith in 1927 in the Salt Lake temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a member of the LDS church.

Entering the army in 1940, he served with the coast artillery in California and attained the rank of major. After the Pearl Harbor attack he was transferred to the engineers corps and aided in raising ships sunk during the initial Japanese bombing at Hawaii.

He is survived by his widow, Seattle; his father, Salt Lake City; his mother, Lehi; and three daughters and a son, Carol, Joyce, Ruth and David Udell, Seattle; two brothers, Arland Udell, Salt Lake City, and Dean Udell, Lehi, and a sister, Mrs. Georgida Manning, Lehi.

Salt Lake Tribune, April 20, 1949, Page 27