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Beulah Mae (Smestad) Powell

December 9, 1926 ~ February 25, 2021 (age 94)

Obituary

In Loving Memory of

Beulah Mae Powell

Beulah Powell was born on December 9, 1926 in Walnut Grove, Minnesota to Oliver and Helen Protextor Smestad.  In 1928 the family moved to Lake Wilson, MN where Beulah attended school, she later graduated from Slayton High School.  On September 9, 1945 she and Raymond Powell were married in Slayton, MN.  Following their marriage, they made their home in Slayton and raised their four children.  Beulah worked at Erickson Jewelry, the Shoe Shack and the Hut all in Slayton. Ray passed away on May 25, 2016.  Beulah remained in her home until 2018 when she moved to Sunrise Terrace in Slayton.  In 2019 she moved to Hudson, WI to be near family.  Beulah passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at the age of 94.  Beulah was a member of the United Methodist Church in Slayton where she was active in the ladies group.  She also was a member of the Slayton VFW Auxiliary Post #6322.

Survivors include her two children and their spouses, Brad and Sharon Powell West Union, SC, and Nancy and Jim Phipps of River Falls, WI, one daughter-in-law, Lynda Powell of Pequot Lakes, MN, nine grandchildren, Dennis Tims, David and Kim Tims, Michelle and Randy Strobel, James Powell, Shannon Powell, Cherene and Casey Crable, Dr. Erin Powell and Josh Pospisil, Zachary Phipps, and Ryan Phipps, Seven great-grandchildren and one the way, one great-great-granddaughter, one sister, Betty Krell of Redlands, CA and several nieces and nephews and their families.   She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ray, daughter, Karen Powell, son, Russell Powell, and three siblings and their spouses, Rosella and Galen Parrott, Iola and Maurice Wall, and Orville and Evelyn Smestad, and one brother in-law, Ronald Krell

Memorial Services

United Methodist Church in Slayton, MN on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Ethanie Schmidt officiating.  The organist is Janet Voges. Interment is at Slayton Memorial Gardens in Slayton, MN. 

Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church on Monday.  Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, GUESTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK and practice social distancing guidelines.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
May 24, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
United Methodist Church
2764 Broadway Ave.
Slayton, Minnesota 56172

Memorial Service
Monday
May 24, 2021

3:00 PM
United Methodist Church
2764 Broadway Ave.
Slayton, Minnesota 56172

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