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Dorrain Maynard Summers

October 19, 1935 — May 24, 2024

Bountiful, UT

Dorrain Maynard Summers, at the age of 88, passed away of natural causes on May 24, 2024, in Bountiful, Utah.

Dorrain was born to Maynard and LaVern Child Summers, October 19, 1935 in Tremonton, Utah. He grew up on his family beet and alfalfa farm in Bothwell, Utah. He had three older sisters, LuJean, Barbara, Arva Rae and a younger sister Jereline (all deceased). He spent his youth with his friends hiking and exploring the countryside, playing basketball, hunting pheasants and ducks, eating out of the gardens and orchards of family and neighbors, and swimming in the canal. Playing and swimming in the canal earned him the nickname of ‘Divits’, Divit Dome McDuff, a character from the comic strip ‘Lil Abner’ who was always swimming. 

Dorrain’s family worked hard on their farm, thinning beets in May and June and harvest started in October until it was done, and always irrigating the crops. He missed school every year from the last week in September until after the second week of November until he graduated in 1953. 

Dorrain joined the Air Force after graduating from high school. He received a hardship discharge when his father unexpectedly passed away and he returned home to Bothwell to run the farm. It was during this time that he became reacquainted with Charlene Moyes, a beautiful, hazel-eyed girl from Brigham City. They married in December 1955 in Brigham City, later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple and what a team they made for 68 years. Dorrain re-enlisted in the Army shortly after they were married. He wanted to go to college and could not afford to attend without the G.I. Bill. He graduated from Utah State University in accounting in 1970 and moved his family to Bountiful, Utah. He and Charlene moved to Erda, Utah for a few short years, made wonderful friends and memories and returned to Bountiful after serving a mission to Samoa and American Samoa, where he resided until his passing. 

Dorrian and Charlene (deceased, 2023) raised four children: Lisa Ann (Gary) Sharp, Mitchell (Kim) Summers, Kendall (Lisa) Summers and Holly (Gary) Christley. They loved and were adored by their 13 grandchildren and 22 almost 23 great-grandchildren. 

Dorrain loved to read. Reading developed a sense of adventure which he shared with his family. We spent many vacations exploring National Parks, hiking the mountains, playing on the beaches and sailing. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh. We are so grateful for his many years of love, devotion, example and friendship. We want to thank his friends at Barton Creek along with many staff who were so kind and tender in his last days. We love his hospice nurse, Season Farrer, Dallin Taylor and Utah Home and Hospice, dad loved them too.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 8th, 2024, at Russon Mortuary, 295 North Main Street, Bountiful, Utah. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 8:45 – 9:45 a.m. and burial will be held at the Bountiful City Cemetery.

Services will be streamed live on the Russon Brothers Mortuary Facebook page and on this obituary page. The live stream will begin about 10-15 minutes prior to the service and will be posted below.
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Saturday, June 8, 2024

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295 N. Main St., Bountiful, UT 84010

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