Cassie Durrance Bowles, 96 years old, passed away peacefully in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her husband, Alton Bowles, preceded her in death.\r\n\r\nCassie was born to Cleo Bullard Durrance and William Oscar Durrance, and was the second of ten children.\r\n\r\nCassie was swept off her feet by the love of her life, Alton Bowles. They were married and were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. Cassie and Alton made a striking couple and had five children: Gary (Diana) Bowles, Gayle (T.J.) Merzlock, Cathy Carlson, Julie Gordon, and Beth (Kendall) Williams.\r\n\r\nCassie’s life was centered on her children and grandchildren. She had a strong testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Cassie served in many church callings, such as ward missionary and a temple worker in the Orlando Temple.\r\n\r\nShe loved reading the scriptures and being with family. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing family meals. We will miss her fried chicken and boiled peanuts. One of Cassie’s favorite adventures was her opportunity to visit the Holy Land. She loved little children and enjoyed playing with them on the floor. Everyone who knew Cassie agreed she was a true Southern Belle.\r\n\r\nSpecial thanks to Stan and Michelle Ketcher and staff at the Beehive House of Draper, Utah for the outstanding care she received.\r\n\r\nA public viewing will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home, 4760 South State Street, Murray, UT 84107. Sharing of family memories will begin at 7:30 p.m. Services to follow in Jacksonville, Florida.