Margot Ann Bowdish (1935 - 2017)

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Margot A. Bowdish, nee Acres, passed away on Dec. 26, 2017. She was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Aug. 20, 1935. She is survived by her husband, Pete Bowdish; three wonderful children and their spouses; six grandchildren; and five great-grandkids. Children are: Gregory Bowdish (Kim), David Bowdish (Becky) and Nancy Barrios (Javier). Grandchildren are: Shelby Marcum (Brett), Jessica Long (Bryan), Jeffery Kruse (Kori), Alyssa Serres (Eric), Ryan Bowdish (Whitney) and Ella Barrios. Sister-in-law is June Miller (grandson Jamie Miller). Great-grandchildren are: Cort Marcum, Ranen Marcum, Amelia and Corinne Bowdish and Landon Long. Margot's daughter, Laurel Kruse, preceded her in death.
Margot came to Fairbanks, Alaska, in 1942, with her mom, Edith Acres. Edith became a partner in the Fairbanks Hotel, which relatives already owned. Her aunt owned the Chena Hotel, which is now at Alaskaland. Edith and Margot later owned a chicken ranch on South Cushman, which sold fryers to the Fairbanks cafes. Later they owned other properties: the Manor House Apartments and in 1947, the Black Rapids Lodge.
She graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1975. Worked with the deaf and blind at the Sensory Impairment Center, helped her husband Pete in construction contracting for many years and retired as the Executive Secretary at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel. When she wasn't visiting family in Alaska, California, or Colorado, she lived for the past 17 years in Chandler, Ariz.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Jan. 10 to Jan. 11, 2018