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Obituary: Dorothy ""Dottie"" Bowman McClellan

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Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, neighbor and friend, Dorothy "Dottie" Bowman McClellan passed away January 1, 2005.

Born August 24, 1917, in El Paso, Texas, to Claudious Bowman and Jennie Stark Robinson, (who were driven out of Mexico in 1912 by Pancho Villa's army). As a young child, she returned with her family to Colonia Dublan, Chihuahua, Mexico, where she grew to adulthood. She graduated from Juarez Stake Academy, then attended BYU, where she graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree. She served a mission in Mexico from Oct. 1937 to Oct. 1939. She married Hugh D. McClellan in the Salt Lake Temple, 3 May 1944 and was later divorced.

Dorothy's middle name was "Service", to which the many people who have received of her selfless service can attest. She studied to become a teacher, and for 21 years (1962-1983) she taught first and third grades in Granite School District. Previously she taught at Juarez Stake Academy, two months in Tacna, Peru, and two yrs. in Toquepala, Peru.

She influence for good hundreds of young children. She spent all her life in service in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in many capacities, including teacher, Relief Society presidencies, stake callings, chorister, and Compassionate Service.

Dorothy will always be remembered for her velvet contralto voice, which she used to bless the lives of many by singing solos, duets, in groups and in choruses. But she is most loved for the many times she sang with her brothers it sounded heavenly! Music was a big part of her life. In her young years she played saxophone in the school band, and accordion, and was an accomplished pianist.

She was a great cook and her scrumptious home-made candy trays at Christmas will be sorely missed.

Survived by four of her five children: Claudette (Randal Rayl), Hugh Devon (Teresa), Donald Brent (Susan), Robert Bruce (Peggy); brothers Bardell, Keith, Donn, Wesley, Maurice; brother in law Dale Criddle, sister-in-law Nelle; many nieces, nephews and cousins; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren (and two more on the way). Preceded in death by her parents, brothers Claudious Jr. and Tracy Reed, sister Kathleen, and daughter Karen.

Funeral services will be held Fri. Jan. 7th, at 11:00 a.m. at the Winder 6th Ward Chapel, 4366 S. 1500 E., where a viewing will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. prior to services. Family and friends may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Holladay Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 Highland Dr. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 S. Highland Dr.

"Her children arise up, and call her blessed" (Proverbs 31:28) <! >