Dorothy Bywater

Dorothy BywaterSept. 23, 1915 — July 6, 2016

Dorothy Bywater, age 100, passed away on July 6. She was born in Salt Lake City on Sept. 23, 1915 to Roy F. and Cassie Miller.

She married Edward R. “Ted” Bywater on Oct. 2, 1936, in Salt Lake City. He passed away at the age of 79 on Feb. 25, 1994.

Dorothy’s father worked for Union Pacific Railroad, first in Salt Lake, then in Pocatello, Idaho, and Portland, Oregon, before returning to Salt Lake to continue has career. Dorothy attended East High School in Salt Lake City and the University of Utah. She was affiliated with Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.

After they were married, Dorothy and Ted continued to live in Salt Lake where he owned a business with his two brothers. As well as supporting Ted in the business, Dorothy was content to be a homemaker and mother. She was also an active member of the Salt Lake City P.E.O. chapter, and she and Ted were members of Hidden Valley Country Club.

Ted retired in 1979, at which time he and Dorothy moved to St. George where they thoroughly enjoyed their retirement years. After joining the Bloomington Country Club, Dorothy became an avid golfer. She was a superb bridge player, which she continued to enjoy into her 90s. She was an original sponsor of the St. George P.E.O. chapter, and she and Ted were two of the original members of the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church.

Dorothy is survived by her son, Timothy (Kathy) of St. George; three grandchildren: David (Shelagh) Bywater, Stephen Bywater and Robyn (Reed Davis); and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Roy; her daughter, Bonnie; and a granddaughter, Anne.

Funeral Services

  • Memorial services will be held Monday, July 11, at 11 a.m. at the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 611 N. 2450 East, St. George, Utah.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221.

For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings, please visit Metcalf Mortuary online.   

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice.

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