Lundy Michael Sidwell

December 24, 1957 ~ February 13, 2021

Lundy Michael Sidwell, 63, died with his daughters by his side February 13, 2021.

He was born December 24, 1957 to Bill and Billie Sidwell in Kansas City, MO.

He met and married the love of his life, Sharon, in high school and soon after moved to Sharon’s home state of Utah. 

Lundy was a talented mechanic starting his career in the uranium mines in Moab working on heavy machinery and vehicles in the ‘70s and retiring in the early 2000s, having realized his dream of owning his own shop, L & S Repair.

In between he worked between Price and Moab at a coal mine, two Ford dealerships, a GM dealership, the Lisbon Valley mine, and on Tex McClatchy’s jet boats. 

Lundy had a need for speed and a little bit of mischievousness!

Alongside his brother-in-law, Marvin Sims, they raced the hobby stock division with the black “Lucky #13” Corvette at the RedRock Speedway until the superstitious other drivers complained about the number and paint scheme causing too many accidents.

Even with the new number and colors, the accident rate never really improved when Lundy or Marvin were on the track reinforcing his high school nickname of Crash.

His girls were his princesses, but not damsels in distress. He said he never regretted not having a son because his daughters could do anything a boy could do and proved it by having them working right there with him as soon as they could hold a wrench.

A compassionate and loving father, he also enjoyed tea time and playing dolls with them.

The best was when he pulled out his eight-track player, popped in Disco Duck, and sang along perfectly in the duck voice to the absolute delight of Sarah and Lydia.

He lived out his retirement as the caretaker for the Fry Canyon Lodge where he had no end of things to tinker with and hobbies to pursue.

He had innate talent with a camera, automatically knowing how to compose a photo and spending hours wandering the area looking for interesting material. Sharon used many of his photographs to paint from and he reciprocated by taking pictures of her art for her online sales.

Lundy is preceded in death by his wife, Sharon, in December of 2019, a matter he was never able to reconcile in his heart.

He is survived by two daughters, Sarah Sidwell and Lydia (Brant) Thompson; and four grandchildren, Jordan, Danielle, Christopher, and Blane.

Graveside service will be held on March 5 at 11 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Moab. Both Lundy and Sharon will be interred.

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