Larkin Mortuary

Steven O. Buell

03/19/1943 - 11/07/2017

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Steven O. Buell, age 74, passed away on November 7, 2017, in Salt Lake City, Utah, from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. He was born in Provo, Utah to Karl and Helen Buell on March 19, 1943. He graduated from West High School in 1961. He married Loma Mae Harrison on February 8, 1963 and they had two beautiful daughters, Jackie and Kelly. They later divorced.

Steven was a bowler. When he was 17 years old, he was the youngest ever to win the Ritz Classic Tournament. He later joined the Pro-Bowlers’ Tour. He retired from that in 1985. It is fair to say, “Bowling was his life.” He was very, very good.

Steve is survived by his daughters, Jackie (Scott) Petersen and Kelly (Jim) Maguire, nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Linda (Gordon) Berry, Lesli (Todd) Schlee, Nancy Kinney and a brother Marty Buell. He was preceded in death by his mother and father.

A celebration of Steve’s life will be held at St. Joseph’s Villa, 451 East Bishop Federal Lane (1940 South), Salt Lake City, Utah on Tuesday, November 14th from 2:30-3:30. Interment will be in the Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, Utah immediately after. The family wishes to thank the staff of St. Joseph’s for their care and support the last few years. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s at