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Ruth Boyce Bowdidge
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1928-2015 Ruth Boyce Bowdidge passed away July 29, 2015 in Bountiful, Utah from the effects of dementia. She was born in Salt Lake City, Sept. 18, 1928 to E. Veryl Boyce and Lillian Smith Boyce. She was raised in the Holladay area and had many fun stories about her life on a dairy farm. She married E. Arthur Higgins in 1948, later divorced. Married E. Bruce Bowdidge in 1968. Ruth was a very devoted wife to Bruce until his passing in 2011. She loved to travel and play golf. Gardening was her passion and her artisic talent was expressed through her beautiful flower beds and yard. Her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were a great source of joy. Ruth was very proud of her heritage and the fact that she was a great granddaughter of Joseph F. Smith. Ruth is survived by her sister Irene (Noel) Bolliger, children; Eileen Cahoon, George (Laura) Higgins, Joan Walker, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Step-children; Skip Bowdidge, Sandy Smith. Preceded in death by her daughter Clare Dahlquist. The family wants to thank her neighbors who so kindly watched over her, and the staff at Heritage Place who took care of her in her final years. Graveside services were held Monday, August 3, 2015 at the Centerville City Cemetery.
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Rulon Lex Marcusen
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1926-2015 Fruit Heights — Our dear husband, father and grandfather, Rulon Lex Marcusen passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his beloved family. He was born Nov. 10, 1926 in Richmond, Utah to Hans Peter Marcusen and Annie Vivian Egan. He married Ann Baker on Sept. 13, 1956 in the Los Angeles temple. Lex grew up in Hyrum, where he graduated from old South Cache High School in 1945, having lettered in football and track and field. He was drafted into the Army and served during and after World War II in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. After receiving an honorable discharge, he attended Utah State Agricultural College on the GI Bill, where he lettered in track and field. He earned a bachelor’s degree from BYU and a physical therapy degree from Stanford University. His master’s degree and EdD. were from BYU. Lex worked as a physical therapist and resource teacher. He taught personal health at the BYU Salt Lake Extension for 25 years. His patients would say he had “hands they loved to hate.” When visiting Morgan County, to his patients’ delight, he would deliver boxes of oranges or peaches along with his therapy. He served as president of the Ogden Multiple Sclerosis Society and served on the Kaysville Planning Commission. He voted in every presidential election. He was a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving a mission in Manchester, England, where he was also a Branch President. He served as a counselor in three bishoprics and as stake or ward physical activities chairman and Scout committees. He and Ann served as ordinance workers at the Bountiful temple, in the Utah-Ogden mission, and at Deseret Industries. His longest service was as a dedicated home teacher. Lex excelled in many sports and medaled for 25 years at the Huntsman Senior games. He pitched hard ball for his missionary team in England, for Hewlett Packer in Palo Alto, for the Layton City team, and for many ward teams. His Sunday shoes, his track shoes, his sprinting shoes, his pitching shoes, his tennis shoes were well worn. He loved his Utah State hats, his BYU hats, his Stanford University hats, his Jazz hats. His trophies and medals count in the hundreds. He treasured his election to the Huntsman Senior Games Hall of Fame, given for 25 years of running, jumping and throwing. Lex is survived by nine children: Kay (Dan) Kilgore, Todd Lex (Cindy) Marcusen, LeAnn (Kelly) Van Brocklin, Chad Baker (Sharon) Marcusen, Jill (Craig) Poulson, Holly (Jonathan) Wright, Tracy (David) Gentry, Amy Lynn (Mitchell) Rowe, and Ryan Hans (Shauna) Marcusen. He and Ann have 41 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Lex will be remembered for his absolute love for the Savior, for his wife, for his children. They came first every day of his life and “are worth a million dollars.” We love you, we love you, we love you. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Kaysville South Stake Center, 900 S. Main in Kaysville, Utah. Friends may visit with family on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Kaysville Mortuary, 400 North Main, and Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Internment will be at Kaysville City Cemetery. The family is deeply grateful to the staff at Country Niche and Harmony Home Health for their care and friendship in difficult times. Thanks also to Lakeview Hospital staff and to Brighton Hospice for their tender service. Condolences may be sent to the family at
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Plenty to do at Tour of Utah Expo Event Aug. 5
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ENDLESS SUMMER, above, will be one of the local bands performing at the expo. 
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ENDLESS SUMMER, above, will be one of the local bands performing at the expo. Courtesy photo

BOUNTIFULEven if you’re not a cyclist, there will be plenty to do at the finish line of the Davis County stage of the Tour of Utah. 

Local bands, artists and more are gathering to entertain crowds waiting for the cyclists to arrive at Bountiful’s Main Street Aug. 5.   Activities start at 11 a.m., including concerts, a bike rodeo, a bike-themed art installation and more, and run until a little after the racers are scheduled to cross the finish line at 2:45 p.m. 

“We’ll have plenty for people to do,” said Paul Summers, the chair of the tour’s ancillary events committee. 

Many of the activities start right at 11 a.m., including an obstacle course for kids and adults at the Bountiful U of U soccer field at 75 E. 200 South. There will also be bounce houses and a kids’ bike rodeo in the Bountiful U of U parking lot at the same location. 

“Kids will not only get the chance to ride through the courses, they’ll also learn how to take care of their bikes,” said Summers. Both events will end at 2 p.m. 

Jane Joy and the Joy Foundation have also put together a large bike sculpture that will be on display in the expo area at 100 South and Main Street. Guests are welcome to take pictures with the bike, which will be on display until 3 p.m.  

“People can sit there, get their pictures, and have a lot of fun with that,” said Summers. 

The West Bountiful-based Flat Canyon Band will also be performing around this time in front of the Bountiful Tabernacle, which will also be open to visitors during this time. Food vendors will be available, including Texas Roadhouse, Utah Taco, Coldstone Creamery and more. Vendors from the Tour of Utah Lifestyle Expo will be on hand as well.

While all this is happening, there will also be a big-screen broadcast of the race for those who want to follow the action. 

Face painting and kids activities start at 12:30 p.m., right around the time the Summerfest Street Dance will be ending. Kids will have the chance to prove their racing chops with the UUHC Sprint to the Finish race, starting at 1 p.m. and ending at the Tour of Utah finish line. The popular cover band Endless Summer, also from West Bountiful, will perform in front of the Tabernacle.

The cyclists are expected to enter the Bountiful circuit at approximately 2 p.m., and will pass the Bountiful Tabernacle for the first time at approximately 2:25 p.m. 

The race is expected to finish at approximately 2:45 p.m., and the expo will be completely wrapped up by 3 p.m. 

There will also be a coloring contest for kids under 12, with two kids bikes available as a prize. Entry forms can be picked up in advance at Bountiful Bicycle, the Bountiful/Davis Art Center, City Hall, and Murphy’s Guitars. Prizes will be awarded the day of the event. 

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