Doreene Fox Schouten passed through the veil on June 24, 2023, from natural causes incident to age. She was the 9th of 9 children born to John Alfred and Margaret Chloe Boyer Fox. She was born and raised in Springville, Utah on January 5, 1932. She graduated from Springville High School in 1950. She played the French horn in the Springville High band and orchestra. She used her singing talents in many productions and choirs throughout her life. She was in a radio station vocal competition with two friends and took second place. She worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Miner in Springville and at Happy Service. She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many positions. She and her husband served four mission including Atlanta temple mission, 2 in St. George, Utah and at the Nauvoo Temple.
Doreene married Ronald Warren Schouten on February 19, 1952, in the Salt Lake Temple. She is survived by her husband and 7 children: Craig Ronald Schouten (Judy Anderson, deceased) of Monroe, Utah. Morgan Fox Schouten (Amy Cloward) of St. Cloud, Florida. Ronda Staheli (Kent) of Sandy, Utah. Christine Boyack (Kevin) of Albuquerque, NM. Michael John Schouten (Julie Twitchell) of Centerville, Utah. Dianne Curtis (Jesse) of Spanish Fork, UT. Shirley Marie Smith Rasmussen (Derek) of American Fork, UT. She was preceded in death by her parents, 8 siblings and 1 grandchild and 1 great grandchild. She and Ron have a posterity of over 100. Not to mention all of those she has mothered. She loved without judgement, never withholding her support.
Doreene loved sewing, crocheting, making and collecting porcelain dolls, collecting bells from her many travels. She may have not loved canning and making bread (as many as 30 loaves every 2 weeks) but they were still done and were done with love and care. Her strawberry freezer jam and dill pickles were family favorites. She loved to sing. Music began in her young life singing with her siblings. She continued her love for music in her own home. The family sang together often. She sang in the Treble Tones and Springville Musettes. She was a member of the Federation of Music. She always sang in ward choirs but her children’s favorite was when she sang to them. They have fond memories of singing in the car and in their home except when the song was “Love At Home” to remind them to behave.
Family vacations were a must every year. Favorite spots included Bear Lake, Arches, and other camping trips. Trips to Disneyland using silver dollars received as birthday presents from grandparents. Family reunions were very important to her. Her annual Thanksgiving/Christmas parties were great events that her whole family looked forward to. She never forgot anyone’s birthday and always made sure there was a Christmas card/gift for everyone. Her last moments included thoughts of her family and their care. Instructions to stay faithful, read our scriptures and pray daily.
Doreene slipped away after a week of waiting for heaven’s gates. A few last breaths and her spirit was free, a hint of a smile on a face that had been troubled for days. Doreene will be buried in the Springville Cemetery. She will be missed by all who knew her, especially her family. You are a wonderful mother, dear mother of ours. You’ll hold a spot down deep in our hearts, till the stars no longer shine. Your soul shall live on forever, on through the fields of time. For there’ll never be another to us like that wonderful mother of ours.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. in the LDS church located at 251 East 10600 South in Sandy, Utah with a viewing from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to services. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in the Historic Springville City Cemetery.
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For those unable to join us in person, services will be streamed live beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28th at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/@wheelermortuary4570/streams
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