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Death: Mable Lillian Carter Bowthorpt ""Billie""

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Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Mable Lillian Carter Bowthorpe "Billie", age 78, passed away peacefully in Salt Lake City, May 7, 1997, from complications due to a stroke.

She was born January 4, 1919 in Midview, Duchesne County, Utah, to Harold and Florence Rolfing Carter. She married her childhood sweetheart, Reed Andrus Bowthorpe, November 30, 1938 in the Salt Lake Temple. They made their home in Holladay, Utah.Lillian's life has been filled with love, happiness, and adventure. She lived a life of service and friendship to others. In her early years, she served in the Primary and Relief Society. Her home was a place where all were welcome. She loved gardening and canning the fruits of her labor. She enjoyed working at home as well as along side Reed, in their bicycle business in Sandy. She loved traveling with Reed especially to Alaska, Arizona, and the beaches in Mexico. They gathered 1000's of seashells which she used to create beautiful shell flower bouquets, that she enjoyed giving away.

She was a docent at the U of U Museum of Natural History, and an avid rockhound and an amateur archeologist. She belonged to the Wasatch Gem Society, Mineralogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake-Davis Archeological Society and Lahonton Archeology Club. She was a talented silver smith and taught her family this art. She was an accomplished pianist and started painting landscapes in her later life. She loved hunting and was an avid fly fisherman. She delighted in catching everything from rainbow trout in Utah to 50 lb King Salmon in Alaska. She never learned to ride a bicycle, but she was very skilled at riding on the back of an ATV with Reed, as they explored thousands of miles in the great outdoors that she loved so well. Her greatest love in life was being a wife, mother and a grandmother.

She is survived by her eternal sweetheart of 58 years, Reed, Holladay; two sons, Dennis (Annette), Heber; Dale (Judy), Highland; two daughters, Kathrine (Ralph) Brimley, Magna; Debra (DeWayne A.) Pendleton, Salt Lake; 16 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; sisters, LaVene Fryer, Ethel Fryer, Holladay; Florence Mohlman, Las Vegas, NV; brother, Bryon (Shirley) Carter, Orem; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bruce (Marilyn) Bowthorpe, Belva (Dennis) Higgins, Holladay; and numerous family members that affectionately called her "Aunt Billie"; and many friends. Preceded in death by her parents.

Viewing will be held Friday, May 9, 1997, 6-8 p.m. at the Mackay Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 So. Highland Drive, Holladay. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 10, 1997 at 12 noon at the Holladay 18th Ward, 2625 Milo Way, Holladay, Utah, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Holladay Memorial Park.

We love you and will miss you dearly "Honey Bunch", Mom and Grandma.

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