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Audrey Marie Bowers Arthur 1920 ~ 2011 Audrey Marie Bowers Arthur,beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully in South Jordan, Utah, on August 12, 2011. Audrey was born September 12, 1920, to Charles Ernest Bowers and Vera Marie Chamberlin in Salt Lake City, Utah. She grew up with a sister Jeri Bowers Jarvis, and a brother, Joseph Bowers (Simi Valley, CA). During her early years the Bowers family moved to the Los Angeles area, where they lived for four years. When they returned to Salt Lake, family outings and camping trips were a highlight of her life. Audrey graduated from East High School and then went on to study at the University of Utah, graduating with a major in Art Education in 1948. She was a member of Lambda Delta Sigma and made cherished and life-long friends. Audrey served her first mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the North Central States Mission where she met her eternal companion Edward Eldredge Arthur. Ted and Audrey married in the Salt Lake Temple on November 12, 1943. Their love flourished for over 56 years. They were blessed with eight children, 21 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. Her family was her crowning achievement and her greatest joy. Mom was a talented artist and her oil paintings and watercolors graced her home and the homes of her family. Commencing in 1966 genealogy became her passion and she immersed herself in linking together her ancestors and recording her family history. Audrey loved the Lord and had a fervent and unimpeachable testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She served actively in leadership positions in her ward and stake auxiliaries for many years. Audrey was a gospel scholar and embraced teaching the gospel and sharing her testimony. Audrey spent her life in service to her family and others leaving her family with a legacy of love and service. In 1988 Audrey and Ted were called serve as missionaries in the California (San Bernardino Mission). Many lives were blessed by the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. She will be remembered for her kindness and sweet disposition and the joy she brought into the lives she touched. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edward Eldredge Arthur; infant son Edward Bowers Arthur and her parents. She is survived by her children Kaye Arthur, Karen Arthur, Clayne (Suzanne) Arthur, Ronald (Lorrie Ann) Arthur, Beverly Wilhelm, Robert (Sherry) Arthur and Julie (Dennis) Olson of Lake Orion, Michigan. The family would like to thank her devoted caregivers; Nidia, and the dedicated staff at Alta Ridge Alzheimer's Care Center for their extraordinary and compassionate service to our Mom. A special acknowledgement to her wonderful hospice nurses. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at 1:00 p.m., the Foothill 7th Ward, 2215 East Roosevelt Ave (1460 South) Salt Lake City, Utah. Friends may call on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the ward, and prior to the services from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Burial will follow at the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Services under the direction of Russon Brothers Salt Lake Mortuary, online guestbook with expanded obituary available at: www.russonmortuary.com.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Aug. 14 to Aug. 16, 2011
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