Romell Hepworth

The best Dad, Grandpa and Great-grandpa went to be with his sweetheart, Betty, and his son, Brent on February 1, 2021.  Romell Edmund Hepworth was born September 12, 1943 to Charles Afton and Sara Hepworth in Panguitch, Utah.  He enjoyed his boyhood in Long Valley and Swain’s Creek.  Moved to Panguitch when he was 12, He played basketball and baseball in Panguitch, then joined the Navy at 17.  During that time he was stationed in San Diego, Japan and Guam.   While in the Navy, on leave to Utah, He met his future bride, Betty Shakespear and they married on September 21, 1963, right after he  received an honorable discharge from the military.  They began their married life in Panguitch, where Dixie was born, then moved to San Diego for a job opportunity to work in the Shipyard.   They grew their family in California having, Heidi, Brent and Nicole.  They made many great memories and life long friends  during their years there.  The mountains and lakes were calling Dad back home and they moved back to Panguitch in 1978.  Dad was a hard worker and did anything he could to support his family, He worked most of his time as a truck driver and at the sawmill.  Spending time hunting and fishing with his wife, kids and grandkids brought him his greatest joys in life. 

He was preceded in death by his father Charles Bunny Hepworth, mother Sara Cox Hepworth, Brother, Charles Hepworth, Wife, Betty Lou Hepworth, and Son, Brent Edmund Hepworth. 

He is survived by his sister Avonell (Grant) Tebbs, daughters Dixie (Monti) Edwards, Heidi (Richard) Williams, and Nicole (Robert) Robinson.  Also survived by grandchildren, Michael (Alysha) Edwards, Megan (Rex) Rose, Trevyn (Levi) Thobe, Nathan (Sydnee) Edwards, Teagan Robinson, Jason Williams and Brycen Willams.  Great-grandchildren;  Kameron, Quintin, Ladanien, Treyden, Madison (His penpal), Klarity, Makraylee, Braylee, Braxton, Drexton, Paislee, and Scarlet. 

Services will be held February 6, 2021 at Panguitch  Utah Stake Center at 12:00pm, interment at Panguitch City Cemetery.  In accordance with state health mandates we as a family ask that social distancing and mask recommendations are followed.  

We hope there is some great fishing and big trout in Heaven! 



  1. Dwayne Bailey February 3, 2021 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Truly one of a kind. Over the last 11 years I grew very close with uncle romell. I will truly miss his friendship and fishing trips.

  2. Bev Lowe February 4, 2021 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    He is in the arms of Betty Lou and they are both hugging Brent and what a glorious reunion it was! {{hugs} and love to the family for your loss. Hold him close in your memories

  3. Judy and John M. Henrie February 6, 2021 at 3:04 am - Reply

    Sincere Sympathy to the Hepworth Famly. Romell was a good kindhearted person. May our Father in Heaven Bless and Comfort you. He is with his sweetheart Betty son Brent and others on the other side of the veil.

  4. Vici Owens February 6, 2021 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    Romell was a great man. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Devon and Vici Owens and family.

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