In Loving Memory of Yvonne Rushton Bowers
Our beloved Mother and Grandmother left this earthly life in the early hours of Saturday, December 3, 2022, surrounded by loved ones. Yvonne was born on December 11, 1930 to Rulon and Lucille Rushton in Hunter, Utah. She was the second of three daughters. Yvonne is preceded in death by her husband of 72 years Jay Donald Bowers and her two sisters Marion Johnson and Marlene Kay Brown.
Yvonne grew up on the farm in Hunter, Utah. She often told us stories of farm life, playing in the orchards and helping her dad garden and would ride on the back of the tractor while he plowed the dry farms.
Yvonne was a cheerleader at Cyprus high school where she graduated in 1948. She later married the love of her life Pa (Jay) Bowers on August 9, 1948 in the Idaho Falls temple. Yvonne is survived by her 3 children, Kevin(Connie), Kyle, Wendy(Mike) DeBry. Yvonne had 9 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren with 2 on the way. She loved them dearly and always made them feel like they were special.
Yvonne and Jay celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary last August. The love they had for each other was an exemplary example to all who knew and loved them. Yvonne missed her eternal companion dearly and longed for their reunion.
Yvonne loved to read and bake. She was known for her rolls and her famous chocolate cake with her secret chocolate frosting. She had a gift for baking that she loved to share with all. Yvonne had an extensive library and loved to read until the very end. Yvonne had many callings in the church and made lots of friends through her service in which she touched many lives. You could often find her hard at work serving in the Relief Society presidency and Primary Presidency and in the PTA with her sister Kay! Yvonne had a gift for sewing and many benefited from her handmade quilts.
Yvonne worked at Morrison Meat pie and Albertsons Bakery where she was able to support her sons on their LDS missions. She then worked at Jolenes where she enjoyed working with family and friends!
Yvonne loved camping in her trailer with her beloved husband, vacationing in Jackson Hole with family. Traveling to St. George to visit her sister Marion where her favorite stop was Kroshaws for raisin pie. She also loved visiting Hawaii and Alaska.
Yvonne had a way of making you feel like you were a million bucks. She had a gift for building you up and helped anyone and everyone in need. She was the first one there and all benefitted from her kind and compassionate nature. Yvonne had a gift for sarcasm which we all appreciated and loved her for!
Yvonne left her mark on this world and all who met her felt her light and giving spirit. Her influence and personality will be dearly missed as we all try to emulate her faith and follow her footsteps on the path from which she never wavered. Her strong dedication to the Savior was the guiding light in her life. Yvonne was a strong force for good. This world will not be the same without our loving, generous, and kind Mother and Grandmother. We Love and will miss you always, until we meet again!
The family would like to thank the staff at Legacy House and Aspire Hospice in Taylorsville for her care.
A visitation will be held from 11- 12p.m. Friday December 9, 2022, at the Pheasant Brook Ward, 3970 South 5200 West, Where funeral services will follow. Interment at Valley View Memorial Park 4400 W. 4100 S. following the service.
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