Joel McKay Urey, 22, of Woodinville passed away Aug. 6, 2018 as a result of an automobile accident. He was born July 20, 1996 in Provo Utah 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 loved helping and serving others in any way possible. Joel loved to lead the way on mountaineering adventures, and would often 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, he served as a missionary from 2015 - 2017 in the Washington Federal Way and California Carlsbad Missions. 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 Iron Man. 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. He left behind the love of his life, Emily Sorensen.
Funeral Services were held August 15, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Woodinville. Interment is in the Abbey View Cemetery in Brier, Washington.