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St. George - Dwight Wilford Fowers, 82, passed away suddenly January 22, 2022. Born in Ogden in 1939 to Wilford George and Irene Packer Fowers, he was the oldest of 7 children. Dwight married Linda Anne Degn in the Logan Temple in 1963 and they have 6 children. Dwight was raised in Ogden, graduated from Weber High School, running track there and at Weber College. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Central States Mission. He worked in the Forest Service, graduated from BYU in Industrial Management and earned an MBA from the University of Utah. He worked as a Systems Engineer with IBM for more than 40 years, living in Springfield, Illinois; Cupertino, California; Layton, Bountiful and St. George, Utah.
Dwight loved serving people, especially the youth. He served as a Boy Scout and youth leader in three different states over the past 50+ years, including as Scoutmaster well into his 70s, receiving the Silver Beaver award for his service. He volunteered at Girls Camps, pioneer treks, youth conferences, United Way home service projects, Builders without Borders (helping build several homes in Mexico), served in a Young Single Adult Ward, and in numerous other church callings.
Dwight strived to bring joy and create fun memories. He enjoyed outdoor activities like hiking, running, boating, water skiing, biking, and 4-wheeling. He learned to scuba dive when living in California and even raised horses in the back yard pasture for a while so his kids could ride horses. He organized several trips to Lake Powell and enjoyed hosting pool parties. He ran in many marathons, including the Deseret News, St. George, Golden Spike and Boston Marathons.
Dwight loves his family fiercely and leaves behind a wonderful legacy of service to his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family, church, friends, and anyone around. Known as Papa to his grandkids, Papa will be remembered for having a heart of gold, a twinkle in his eye and making anyone around him feel special, and for his multi-faceted personality: cheerful, energetic, giving, fun, joyful, serving, kind, supportive, doting, caring, hilarious, playful, adventurous, daring, loyal, friendly and selfless.
Other favorite things are reading Louis L’amour Westerns and Mary Higgins Clark Mysteries, shopping for cars, playing and watching sports (including softball, BYU athletics, Turkey Bowl football), and feeding his kids and grandkids treats, especially nuts, licorice and root beer floats! He served in the community as a precinct chair and state delegate. He was known as Mr. Fix-It Man, and his family benefited from his many skills.
Dwight enjoyed traveling up and down I-15, to Texas and Japan to visit with or support his family at baptisms, blessings, missionary farewells, homecomings and weddings. He loved traveling with family to shooting ranges, to outdoor adventures and on trips or cruises to Mexico, Alaska, the Caribbean or Hawaii.
Dwight is survived by his wife Linda, his six children – David (Kristen) Fowers, Dianne (Scott) Brown, Suzanne (Matt) Brenchley, Michelle (Jake) Bingham, Michael Fowers, and Marianne (Brett) Iverson; 21 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren (and another on the way); siblings Verlayne Fowers Campbell (Chad), Jay Fowers (Geri), Nada Fowers Grant and sisters-in-law Charyl Fowers and Jana Fowers Bybee. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Susan Rae Fowers, and brothers Mark Fowers and Lawrence Fowers.
Funeral services will be Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. at the Bloomington 4th Ward, 3381 Mulberry Dr., St. George, Utah. Friends may call at that building between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. on January 29, 2022. Interment will take place in the Hooper Cemetery.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Hughes Mortuary, 1037 East 700 South, St. George, Utah, (435) 674-5000.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Missionary Fund at churchofjesuschrist.org.
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