It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Saundra Lee Fowlks after a yearlong battle with the effects of Covid 19. She was born in Kansas City, Kansas and spent time in California before moving to Utah where she spent most of her life.

She worked for many years at Intermountain Peterbilt where she was part owner with her husband Dave. They had the opportunity to travel extensively on cruises. Some her favorite trips were in the RV with her husband, family and friends in the southwest, family trips to Hawaii and her weekends on her mountain with her granddaughters.

She was an amazing sister, aunt, wife, mother and grandmother. Her loving spirit was felt by any who were blessed to know her or spend time with her. She always had a smile on her face when someone would visit her, even when she was suffering. She was truly loved by all who knew her and she will be greatly missed. She was one of the special people in this world and her memory will never be forgotten.

We want to extend a special thank you to the staff and nurses at Active Hospice. Their kindness and actions provided great comfort to her and her family during very difficult times.

A celebration of life will be announced at a future date.


  • Survived By
  • Bart Knaphus, Brother-in-Law
  • Karen Thornhill, Sister
  • David Fowlks, Husband
  • Warren Fowlks, Son
  • Nicoel Fowlks, Daughter-in-Law
  • Jessica Fowlks, Granddaughter
  • Shelby Fowlks, Granddaughter
  • Preceded in Death By
  • Paul Warren Smith, Father
  • Helen M Smith,
  • Joanne Knaphus, Sister
  • Jim Thornhill, Brother-in-Law
  • Mike Smith, Brother

Life Story Info

Post Date

May 06, 2022

Personal Info


Kansas City, Kansas, United States


Sandy, Utah, United States




  • High School
    Olympus High
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I have some of the best childhood memories of Saundra! Dad and Mom traveled a lot and they would send me to stay with my favorite cousins - Saundra, Joanne and Karen. I always felt right at home with them. In recent years, I was grateful to Saundra for the way she took time to visit my Mother, who lived well into her 90's. Saundra never came empty handed - bringing Mom's favorite lotion or souvenirs from places she and Dave had traveled. Saundra will be missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her!

Cherry Wickel , Murray, UT, US May 07, 2022

Oh Dave Pat and I are so sad at the passing of Saundra. I only wish we could have made it up there to see her before her passing. You and Saundra mean the world to us. Our time in Yuma was so precious and we didn't get enough of it. Saundra was a wonderful person, her hugs were the best and I loved to hear her laugh, it was very contagious. Just know, that if you want to come down to Yuma, you will always have a place to stay and we would love to have you.

All the best to you and your family!

KeLee Eyre , West Jordan, UT, US May 07, 2022


Nick Kelly , Bountiful , UT, US May 06, 2022

You will be missed 😢 we love your wonderful smile and laughter, RIP 🙏 ❤️

Jeanne and Debbie Fowlks , Murray , UT, US May 06, 2022

Aunt Saundra, you're a dear sweet friend. I love getting hugs from you and your smile. You were a genuine person when you asked about how we were and what was up. I knew you cared about me, not just to be polite and ask. Can't wait to see you again Jody

Matt and Jody fetzer , Lehi, UT, US May 06, 2022