Ava Poulsen Bowers
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Ava Poulsen Bowers
  • October 11, 1916 - October 21, 2015
  • Utah

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AVA LAMBERT POULSEN/BOWERS,
October 11, 1916-October 21, 2015

Ava Lorene Lambert (Poulsen and Bowers) was born October 11, 1916 in House, New Mexico. She was the daughter of James Elmer and Celesta Pearl Lambert. She was the last surviving and middle child of seven siblings Orin, Maggie Johnson, Vernon, Royal, Sue Bywater, and Betty Lucas. She spent her early years in House, NM and Shawnee, OK. She moved to Salt Lake City, Utah about the age of 17 where she worked at Kress Store and Auerbach's Department store. She was married to Mack Larken Poulsen in 1936 until his passing in April 1964. During WWII she worked at Remington Arms making ammunition in support of America's war effort. Ava was very active in the First Baptist Church in Salt Lake and taught many Third graders in Sunday School. Following the passing of Mack she worked for the Western Hotel Register and then for the University of Utah.
She married Art Bowers in 1985, who subsequently passed in 2003. While she was with Art, Ava was very active in the Radiant Chapter #12, in the Order of Eastern Star. She served as Worthy Matron of that Chapter.
Ava died comfortably in her sleep on October 21, 2015 of natural causes. Ava is survived by a daughter, Joyce Bristol, husband Don Bristol of Round Lake, IL and Ron Poulsen, wife Lyn of La Quinta, CA along with two grandchildren Christopher Poulsen, Portland, OR and Emily Brinkman, Half Moon Bay, CA and two great grandchildren Avery and Roland Poulsen of Portland, OR.
Funeral Services will be held at Evans and Early Mortuary, 574 East 100 South Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 11:00a.m.