Shirley Rae Bowen- a strong and dedicated Mother to 3, a wonderful Grandmother to many, and a strength and joy to all- passed away peacefully on August 24, 2021, at her home in South Jordan, Utah, with her devoted family surrounding her.\r\n\r\nBorn on February 12, 1936, in Highland Boy, Utah to Clyde Marlin and Anne D. (Badovinatz) Hettrick Sr., being the second child of three with an older wiser brother Clyde and a younger cheeky sister, Bobbie. She had a special bond with her Grandma Bubba and kept many fond and treasured memories of their time together.\r\n\r\nShirley attended Bingham High School and graduated in 1954. Her Mother Anne also attended Bingham High and started the legacy of Bingham High School graduates that is now 5 generations long. Go Miner’s!\r\n\r\nShirley’s legacy will be known as red lipstick, Coke, chop chop’s, sparkling jewelry, clam chowder, Care for others, shrimp salad, crocheted works of art, solitaire, her iPad, General Hospital, babies, garden, family, dangly earrings, sleepovers, goodies, New Year’s Eve parties, scavenger hunts, patience, the color red, flower beds, funny, spelling bee’s, teacher, roast on Sunday’s, Judge Judy, Market Street, Christmas, and above all her care and love for others.\r\n\r\nShirley married in 1955, later divorced. She had three children that she lived for, all the way to her last breath. She raised them to put family first, work hard, find humor in everything, and bring joy to others. Her firstborn Donnie, learned to fine tune her playful and teasing nature, and even gave her some of her own medicine. However, in her last days she had the last laugh and gave us all a run for our money. Daughter Cindy inherited Shirley’s love for serving others, and often searches for those she can uplift and bring joy to. Her daughter Tammy emulated her hard work ethic, strength, and shared her love for gardening and flowers.\r\n\r\nShirley found immense joy in her garden, and up until 2 weeks prior to her passing, she was out tending to her flowers in her fashionable red rascal scooter, that was given to her by her thoughtful grandson Branson, whom she adored. Hospice allowed her one last ride in her scooter to see all the works of her labor in the yard, and although challenging for her to do, she fulfilled her wish. This memory will always be cherished.\r\n\r\nDaughter Cindy and son-in-law Don over the last 27 years, had the privilege of Shirley living with them. Shirley wanted it to be made known that she was incredibly blessed to have Don, Cindy, and grandson Branson to provide extraordinary care in the last quarter of her life. Words cannot describe her gratitude, and happiness that she experienced with them. The loving, gentle, and generous care provided by each of them was an overwhelming example of selflessness and pure love.\r\n\r\nShe was a beautiful example of love, service, and hard work for family, friends, and neighbors. In her last days she continued to worry about others that were caring for her and their well-being throughout her end-of-life care. She crocheted hundreds of adorable preemie hats, amazing blankets, colorful scarves, baby booties, rugs, and so much more for several humanitarian efforts.\r\n\r\nShe was known as Grandma Shirley to the children she tended throughout the years. Selena Bermudez, Austin Storrs and their parents, Ken and Ember Storrs became part of her family. Her life was enriched by their affection and time.\r\n\r\nViewing to be held on Thursday August 26, 2021, at Jenkins-Soffe in South Jordan from 1:00 PM-2:00 PM. A graveside service to follow at Bingham Cemetery where she will join the resting place of her granddaughter, Brittnie Evans Ackerman, who preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her parents, her Bubba (Angelina), and sister Bobbie Wheatly. Her memory will be kept alive by 3 children, Donnie (Linda) Bowen, Cindy (Don) Evans, and Tammy (Dean) Riding; a brother Clyde M. (Moonyeen) Hettrick II; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends. Please come dressed as you are to celebrate her wonderful life.\r\n\r\nSpecial thanks to her granddaughter Stacie Fuller of Charter Hospice of West Jordan for providing hospice care, and Great Granddaughter’s Ku’uipo and Kaili, for the gentle loving care they provided for Shirley. We are so happy in knowing that her suffering on this earth is no more and imagine her reunion beyond the veil was blissful and filled with much love.