Shirlene Rose Perkins Bowler

1931 ~ 2024

Obituary Photo for Shirlene Rose Perkins Bowler < >

Shirlene Rose Perkins Bowler (92) returned to her Heavenly Father in the early morning hours of January 11, 2024. She was born on April 10, 1931, to Herman C. and G. Lucille Perkins. She was the oldest of 4 children. She married DeVerl F. Conlin and later divorced. She married Richard W. Bowler in the Logan Utah Temple and later divorced.

She had a big heart and a sweet spirit. The nurses in the hospital all commented on what a sweet lady she was and how they enjoyed serving her. The kids in her neighborhood all loved her and called her Grandma. She was a fun Grandma for her grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She loved animals and always had various dogs and cats, usually ones dropped off by a niece or nephew.

She loved music. She played the piano, organ, accordion, and could really rock playing the harmonica. She had a beautiful voice and loved singing with her brothers. She sang in many choirs, singing with the Treble Clefs and Schubert Singers. She also sang in her Ward and Stake choirs, including singing in several Stake choirs for General Conference.

She was an active and faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved the Gospel, going to the Temple, and reading her scriptures.
She is survived by her daughters Roshelle (Lani), Sandra (Rick), son Michael (Carol), sister Mardelle, 7 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Desmond, Garren, 2 nieces and 1 great nephew.

Funeral services will be held on the 18th day of January 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Salt Lake Rose Park North 7th Ward, 1155 North 1200 West. The viewing will be held one hour prior to service. Interment will be in the Bountiful City Cemetery.

To watch the video picture slideshow please click here:


My condolences to Rochelle, Mike and Sandra, you and your mom were such a huge part of my life growing up Sandra and Mike were not only my cousins but my best friends. Aunt Shirlene and Grandma were always there with love, patience and understanding for me and my brothers. I will miss your mom and hope one day I will be able to see her again.

- Donny Perkins

My condolences to the family, particularly Aunt Shirlene’s children. I loved the time spent at Aunt Lucille’s house with grandma Leone visiting with Aunt Shirlene and playing with my cousins. Aunt Shirlene was the kindest, most loving of aunts.

Rest in peace, Lori

- Lori Hendrick Christopher

Shirlene was a joy to be around !! I was her visiting teacher for a lot of years!! I remember always being welcomed by her sweet smile and she always made me feel so special and she wouldn't let me leave without a prayer and a hug. She always told me to come back soon We would spend hours talking about her family and her good old days !! She was like a grandma to me and she will be extremely missed!!! Love you Shirlene!! Until we meet again!!!

- Michelle Marchant