Verna Evertsen Vowles, 85, of South Jordan, Utah, passed away on November 28, 2022.
Verna was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 22, 1937 to John W. Evertsen and Mildred Graham Evertsen. Verna was the oldest of 4 children and loved her childhood with her siblings. After graduating from South High School in 1955, Verna met and married Lloyd Vowles on September 14, 1956 in the Salt Lake City Temple, and had 7 wonderful children.
Verna was active and involved in the LDS church throughout her life. She was such an amazing homemaker, mother, and loved her time with her kids and then later spending time with her grandchildren. She was a wonderful cook and instilled the importance of spending time together with family dinners. She was also great at baking treats, which her grandkids loved. A tradition that her father started of baking Dutch Boterletter at Christmas time, she continued and passed down to the next generation. She also enjoyed sewing for her kids, and later in life made quilts for all her grandchildren, as well as some for her great-grandchildren. After her divorce, she worked as a Santa assistant at a mall in Murray, Utah. She had fun helping out with Santa, even though it kept her busy. She then worked at Beehive Clothing until retirement.
Verna was predeceased by her parents, an infant sister, and her youngest son Jeff Douglas Vowles. She was survived by her brothers, Kenneth Dirk (Sharon) Evertsen, Jon Graham (Laurie) Evertsen, and her sister Cheryl (Byron) Evertsen Sundberg. She was survived by her children: Linda (Bryce) Stringham, Cynthia (Steve) Flink, Steven Vowles, Glenn (Wendy) Vowles, Eric (Staci) Vowles, Karen (Sean) Reeder, 18 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.
Verna was the most patient, kind, generous, and loving lady. She never had a bad word to say about anyone, and believed you could always find the good in other people. She always thought of others before herself, wanting to make sure everyone else was cared for and happy. Even through her struggles and pain, she would acknowledge what she was going through, but then look for the good in her life. She was the embodiment of unconditional love.
Services will be held at the LDS Stake Center at 1570 West 11400 South, South Jordan, Utah on Friday, December 2, 2022. Viewing will be from 10:00am to 10:45am, followed by the funeral service to begin at 11:00am.