Fred M. Dunnell was born June 2, 1932 in Minot, ND to Myron Goulden Dunnell and Frances Selvina Fredrickson. He was the oldest of 5 children. His siblings still love him dearly. Fred passed from this life on October 22, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Fred went to BYU to ski but ended up finding and joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and also meeting his sweetheart, Betty Jo Hatton. He served in the army during the Korean Conflict and then went on a mission to the Central States. Fred and Betty Jo were married December 12, 1958 in the Manti LDS Temple and soon Teri (Berky), Tammy (Toadus), David (Beebo), and Mary (Beanie) joined their family. Fred worked for the BLM in Burns OR, Susanville CA, and Moab UT before finally settling in Cedar City. He has remained a faithful and devoted servant of the Lord serving in various callings including Scoutmaster, Bishop, High Councilor, Temple Worker, Home Teacher, Bishopric Counselor, Ward Missionary and Mission Leader, Primary Teacher, and Transient Bishop. He and Betty Jo served a mission to Nauvoo IL in 1998-1999. His family was his greatest calling and center of his life. He was a fantastic husband, dad, grandpa, brother, etc. always making things outrageous and fun. Fred was an interesting person because he had so many interests. He loved hiking, canoeing, skiing, camping, running, biking, scouting, gardening, breeding fish, Native American beadwork, turtles, and birds. He was continually improving himself, taking up voice lessons in his seventies. He was always concerned with his fellow citizens and spent many happy hours volunteering for CASA, Lions Club, Happy Factory, Salvation Army, and the Special Olympics. His humor, practical jokes, and his unique one of a kind personality will be greatly missed. Fred was preceded in death by his parents, and two grandsons, Adam Kenney and Bronson DeMille. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Jo, his four children, Teri (Mark) Kenney, Tammy (Ken) Heaton, David (Laurie) Dunnell, Mary (Morris) Peacock, his siblings, Karen Bittner, Emily Mahanna, Charles Dunnell, Sylvia Pringle, his 16 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Canyon View Stake Center 1985 N Main Street Cedar City, UT. A viewing will precede the funeral that morning from 9:30 to 10:30 am at the Stake Center. Friends and family may also pay their respects Friday night at the Southern Utah Mortuary from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be made at www.sumortuary.com. The family would like to express their gratitude to the Valley View and Cedar Fourth Wards for their compassionate service, the hospital staff for their care, and the thoughtfulness of friends and neighbors.