Dawna Dunn Brower of Hyrum will celebrate her 80th birthday today, Nov. 17. She celebrated with her family on Nov. 16.
The oldest of three children, she was born in Soda Springs, Idaho, on Nov. 17, 1933, to John Owen and Eva Mae Beus Butterfield. She grew up and graduated in Soda Springs. She married Richard Dale Dunn on April 18, 1952. Their vows were later solemnized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Logan Temple. Their children and spouses are Richard and Barbara Dunn, Donny (deceased)and Dorene Dunn, and Janalee and Christian Thurell. She has seven grandchildren (one deceased) and six great-grandchildren.
They owned and operated D&D Drive Inn in Soda Springs. They moved to Morgan in 1971, where she resided until his death in 1994. They were married for 43 years. His occupation allowed them to travel throughout the world. They also enjoyed raising horses, golfing, skiing (she taught all her grandchildren to ski), camping, snowmobiling, hunting and fishing.
She later married Ralph Brower on April 7, 1995. She added to her family his five children, spouses and extended family: Janice and Monte Rogers, Dee Ann Brower, Kathy and Marv Applonie, Clint and Kristy Brower, Kristine and Jonathan Scoville, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She enjoys the outdoors and walking (and snow shoeing around Hyrum Dam), golfing and quilting. A member of the LDS Church, she has held many positions. One of her favorite things to do has been "extracting," now known as indexing.