Joel McKay Urey, 22, of Woodinville, WA passed away Aug. 6, 2018 as a result of an automobile accident. He was born July 20, 1996 in Provo UT to J. Graham and Jane (Rose) Urey. He graduated from Woodinville High School in 2014 and was a student at BYU-Idaho majoring in automotive technology at the time of his death.
Joel’s enthusiasm for life was contagious. He loved outdoor activities and blazed a trail wherever he went. He especially enjoyed backpacking, mountaineering, skiing and snowboarding. He also loved helping and serving others in any way possible. He made quote books and collected inspirational talks that he used to advise and uplift other people. Joel loved to lead the way on mountaineering adventures but once reaching the camp site, he would backtrack to make sure no one was left behind. He became an Eagle Scout in 2010.
An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in 2015 – 2016, he served as missionary in the Washington Federal Way and the California Carlsbad Mission. He returned home with a great love for people, especially those with difficult life challenges. He had a smile that could light up a room and was quick to bring levity to any situation. He loved the Fast and Furious movies. His favorite superhero was Ironman. Those that knew Joel best find those preferences fitting. A kind soul with a heart of iron who lived his life fast and furious.
He is survived by his parents Graham and Jane; brothers Aiden, Max and Talmage; sister Hannah; grandmothers Maureen Urey and Brenda Rose; many uncles, aunts, cousins and too many friends to count. He was preceded in death by grandfathers James Urey and Peter Rose.
Funeral Services were held Aug. 15, 2018 in the Woodinville, WA meeting house of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Interment is in the Abbey View Cemetery in Bothell, WA.