Gavin Demont Ewell

Gavin Demont Ewell, 40, passed away on May 5, 2021.  He was born February 18, 1981, to Dwayne and Dixie Ewell and was the oldest of 6 children.

He grew up in Toquerville, Utah and graduated from Hurricane High School in 1999 where he was active in sports including taking 5th in state for wrestling his senior year. He was an Eagle Scout, a member of the Order of the Arrow, and was called to serve an LDS mission to Long Beach, California.

Gavin was a lover of the outdoors including riding, fishing, and hunting. He could often be found at the softball fields playing the game he loved. He met his wife Megan playing softball and they have continued playing ball together ever since. Gavin was passionate, outgoing, loved his family deeply and was always there to lend a helping hand to those he loved.

For the past nine years Gavin was a journeyman HVAC technician. He received his degree from Dixie Applied Technology College and achieved numerous certifications throughout his career. He loved what he did, and his knowledge of his trade was unparalleled.

Gavin is survived by his wife Megan, children Brylee, Brody, and Halley; parents Dwayne and Dixie Ewell of Toquerville, Utah; brothers Ben (Misty) of Toquerville, Utah, Cason (Melanie) of Toquerville, Utah, Jaron (Caitlin) of Salt Lake City, Utah, Tyler (Kerri) of St. George, Utah, and sister Joslyn Smith (Tyson) of La Verkin, Utah; grandparents Rex and Claudia Turner of Kearns, Utah and Doris Ewell of Toquerville, Utah; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Harold Ewell.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021, 5:00-7:00 pm at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 South Bluff Street St. George, Utah 84770.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 14 at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Toquerville 1st Ward Chapel, 63 Toquerville Boulevard Toquerville, UT 84774 with a viewing prior from 9:30 – 10:30 am. Interment will take place in the Toquerville Cemetery.

Family and friends who are unable to attend are invited to view the services online.  Please click on the link below: Webinar ID: 944 5336 0849 Passcode: 057223 Telephone Call in Options1 (669) 900 6833 Webinar ID: 944 5336 0849 Passcode: 057223

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made on behalf of the family at Spilsbury Mortuary.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah, (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Gavin’s online guest book at


Tribute Video




5:00 to 7:00 pm

Second Visitation

9:30 – 10:30 am


11:00 am


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Toquerville 1st Ward Chapel
63 N Toquerville Boulevard
Toquerville, Utah


12:00 pm
Toquerville Cemetery
119 Toquerville Boulevard
Toquerville, Utah 84774

Guest Book

26 Responses

  1. I cannot imagine the pain you are all going through, and if there is anything we can do don’t hesitate to ask. God bless, and hold you all in his love and grace as you process and try to carry on. Stay strong and know that you are loved.

  2. We love you Meg & Family. So very sorry for your loss. Sending our prayers to you and your sweet family during this difficult time ❤️🙏

  3. My heart is just breaking for you my dear friends. Gavin was such a fine young man and I can’t even imagine the hole that’s in your hearts at this tender time. May God bless and comfort you and his sweet family. Hugs and prayers! Love always, Becky Wheeler

  4. Dwayne and Dixie, Jeri Kay saw the posting for your son. I express our deepest love and sympathy at this most difficult time. My heart goes out to your entire family. Jeri Kay and I love both of you and will remember you in our prayers. I am grateful that both of our families have the Gospel as our anchor.

  5. We love you guys. We are so sorry for your loss and pray the blessings of eternity bring peace at this time. Love Gary and Shannon McBride

  6. Dixie I am so sorry for your loss, words cannot explain the hurt you must feel. I am so sorry. I pray that you will have some comfort at this sad time. Hugs to you. Love Carolyn

  7. I am so sorrrrry and shocked by this news!!! He was always so full if life as I watched him grow up—so sorry for your loss🥲🙏💔

  8. Dixie and Dwayne such a heartbreaking event to lose a child. The last several times I have seen Gavin was at the ball field. He looked happy was playing very well. The Toquerville family of boys played together, played in the creek, scouting together. I enjoyed Gavin, he had turned out to be a very fine man. I am thankful for the memories. God Bless you and your family. I have appreciated our friendship over the years. May you fine peace and solace in our living Savior.

  9. There are no words to say that tell how complete our sorrow is for your family.. we deeply care for your family. It is hard to go on, we understand. The Lord is by your side right now and with His help, you will be comforted.
    Please accept our sincere at this sad time, se are so sorry.
    Sending our love to all.

  10. My heart breaks for you Megan.May you be comforted in your time of need by friends and family. You are loved .

  11. Just seen this and was shocked and sad I’m so sorry my thoughts and prayers are with you if there’s anything I can do please let me know

  12. So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all. May God’s blessings help you through this hard time. Love Gary and Karlene Young

  13. So sad to hear the news. I have fond memories growing up in Toquerville with Gavin. I hope that those who love him can find some comfort.

  14. Gavin was always quick with a smile and a nice word.
    He will be missed.
    My heart goes out to the Ewells.

  15. Gavin was a fun schoolmate. I’m sad to hear of his passing and send love and prayers to his family.

  16. Memories of better days and an energetic and enthusiastic little boy.
    My condolences to Dwayne and Dixie and Megan. I’m so sorry that you have to go through this.
    Aunt Stacey

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