Emily Renée Mugleston Bowers

September 26, 1988 ~ November 8, 2020


Nov. 15, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Larkin Mortuary in Riverton
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  • Emily Renée Mugleston Bowers returned to her Father in Heaven unexpectedly on November 8, 2020 from a blood clot in her lungs as a complication from hip surgery.

    Emily was born September 26, 1988 to David and Tracy (Hooper) Mugleston in San Jose, California. She was the oldest of four children. At an early age she developed a great love for dance, music, and the arts. She loved travel and different cultures having lived in California, Texas, Utah, and her favorite, England. Everything Emily did, she did with her own unique personality, flair, and passion.

    Emily graduated from Clearfield High School in 2007 where she was a member of the swim team. This led her to being a lifeguard, instructor, and a manager of Lehi City Pool. She studied art at Snow College.

    Emily met her best friend and eternal companion, William Curtis Bowers, in May 2011. They were engaged in November of that year and were married for time and all eternity on May 19, 2012 in the Bountiful Utah Temple. This began the happiest and richest chapter of her life. She and Bill brought two wonderful and adorable children into this world, Maximus, and Arya. Her greatest joy was raising and caring for her children.

    Emily is survived by her husband, Bill, her son Maximus (5), and her daughter Arya (3). She is also survived by her parents, David and Tracy Mugleston, siblings, Andrew Mugleston (Kara), Rebecca Flitton (Brennon), Steven Mugleston, her grandfather, Benton Hooper, aunts, uncles, cousins, and members of Bill’s family.

    She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Artell and Norma Jean Mugleston, and Nancy Hooper.

    A viewing will be held for those to pay their respects in honor of Emily on November 15th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 3688 West 12600 South, Riverton, UT 84065. An in-person invitation funeral will be held on November 16th at 11:00 a.m. All other guests are invited to attend via broadcast: https://bit.ly/GardenPark1stWard

    Emily will be interred at the Herriman City Cemetery, Herriman, Utah.


    My love to you all. May peace come to you as this difficult adjustment is needed.

    - Carol Williams
    I am so sorry for your families great loss. Words cannot ease your pain, but prayer and time helps. Love you all and will pray for you and your family.

    - Belva Mugleston
    Dear Bill, My husband and I learned of Emily's tragic death as news was shared during a church meeting last Sunday morning. That afternoon when I observed him sitting alone I asked if he was doing alright. "I keep thinking about Brother Bowers and how I would be feeling." Every day we think of you. You must have super human strength to keep breathing and walking. I have yearned to know more about Emily. Seeing her pictured here and reading a brief summary of her life I feel an instant connection. That is probably simply Emily. To have her life summed up in a few hundred words leaves us wanting more. And now we share that longing with you, albeit on a minut scale. We all want to be with souls that shine. Here's to Emily, who is shining on in Arya, Mazimus and YOU! Tenderly, Carolyn & Lane

    - Lane & Carolyn Howell, new DayBreak neighbors
    Bill, I am deeply saddened by your unexpected loss. I can’t imagine the pain you must be feeling, though at the same time I know you feel of the comforting love of family, friends, but especially of our Heavenly Father. Through your sealing, you know that you will be joined with Emily for eternity. Hang on to that is my prayer for you and the kids—love from Bishop Seawright

    - Larry Seawright
    I'm so very sorry for your loss. Emily was one of my swimmers in high school, and I got to know her through the many hours that athletes spend with their coaches. She was a bright light to our team, and always worked so hard. I didn't know her in her adult years, but as a youth she was vibrant, loving and kind. My condolences to her family, especially to her children and husband. I wish you peace during this terrible time in your lives.

    - Roxanne Brinkerhoff
    Hearing the news of Emily's passing broke my heart. Emily was a good friend in high school and we both swam on the swim team and worked as lifeguards at the Clearfield Aquatic Center. Emily was such a kind person. Everyone she interacted with came away better for it. She will be dearly missed by all who know her. I wish the family some measure of peace and comfort through this difficult time. Going forward we must do our best to honor Emily's memory by filling the world with beauty and kindness. Much love for the family, Brandon Hopfenbeck

    - Brandon Hopfenbeck
    My sincere prayers and condolences to you and your family. Keith Hunt Juniper Systems/HarvestMaster

    - Keith Hunt
    Dearest Tracy, I would love your address so I can send a card on behalf of the Linden girls. But foremost I am so so sorry for your loss. Truthfully there are no words other than- you are in my thoughts and my prayers. Your dad is special to us. My mom loved adored Buddy. Truly, she would want to carry your pain Sending you and yours love. Vicki. God Bless you all. Q

    - Vicki Linden James