Jennie Ann Kartchner Gowers
Jennie Ann Kartchner Gowers, age 23, passed away at her home following a series of illnesses on September 12, 2013. She was born on December 6, 1989 in Visalia, California to Tammie Garrison Kartchner and Terry Hal Kartchner. She married Tyler James Gowers in St. George on Saturday, April 21, 2012 and was a great mother to five year old Taiden Gowers.
Jennie spent the early years of her life in California, but moved to Bountiful, Utah where she spent most of her youth, graduating from Woods Cross High School in 2008, where she excelled in swimming. She relocated with her parents to St. George in 2010, where she not only met the love of her life, but was also able to attend college. She had the honor of being a part of the first graduating class of Dixie State University receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice just this past May. Although she was challenged with health issues the past few years, she always endured with the goal of being the best she could possible be. She was adventurous, would try anything, and was always at full speed ahead. She had a special connection with animals and was truly one of earth's special angels.
She is survived by her husband, Tyler Gowers; her son, Taiden Gowers; her parents, Terry and Tammie Kartchner; her parents-in-law, Devon and Juliette Jones; grandparents; step-brothers, step-sisters; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; and many friends and school classmates.
Funeral services will be held Monday, September 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Metcalf Mortuary Chapel, 288 West St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah. A visitation will be held prior to the services from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Mortuary. Interment will be at Tonaquint Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221. Please visit our website at www.metcalfmortuary.com
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