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Dixie LaVern (Taft) Bowler Obituary

Dixie LaVern Bowler, age 79, died Monday, December 20, 2021 at her home, surrounded by her family in Bunkerville, Nevada. She was born September 7, 1942 in Salina, Utah to Milton Lee Sr. and LaVerne Forsyth Taft. On September 15, 1962 she married Joseph LeGrand Bowler in the St. George LDS Temple. Dixie grew up in Bicknell, Utah. Always active in dance and drama, she spent her first year of college on the Songleader team at BYU. She transferred to Dixie College where she met and dated Joe while earning her Associates Degree. She later earned her Bachelors and Masters Degree from SUU. She worked as a school teacher for over 26 years, with breaks as she raised her children. After ten years in Las Vegas, Bunkerville and Mesquite would become home. Dixie loved being involved in everything. She coached dance teams, organized a drama club, directed plays and musicals and served in many different church callings. She loved working with young people at school and church. She volunteered as an EMT. She enjoyed playing softball, making ceramics, reading and traveling with Joe. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, caring mother and grandmother, teacher and loyal friend. Survivors include three sons and three daughters: Joey (Karen) of Mesquite, NV; Richard (Tiffani) of Bunkerville, NV; Russell (Kami) of Henderson, NV; Angela (Greg) Walker of Bunkerville, NV; Rochelle (Glen) Rolfe of El Centro, CA; Kimberly (James) Eves of Stuttgart, Germany; 26 grandchildren; six great grandchildren and one brother, Milton (Gerri) Taft of Bicknell, UT. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Mesquite Stake Center, Mesquite, Nevada. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 29, 2021 from 6 - 8 p.m. and again from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. prior to services, both at the stake center. Interment will follow in the Mesquite City Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to sign our online guest book at

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