Marjorie Claire Bowersox passed away at her home of heart complications on Feb. 18, 2016. Services will be held at Madison Valley Baptist Church, in Ennis, Montana, at 11 a.m., Feb. 29, 2016.
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She was born June 23, 1929, in Ennis, Montana, to Albert Edison and Anne Charlton Barter. She was raised on a ranch in Bradley Basin and attended grade school in Norris, graduating from high school in Harrison in 1947.
Her dad became ill and was severely limited in his abilities from the time she was in 3rd grade and passed away when she was 13 so she helped raise her sister Donna who was 8 years younger than her and cooked and worked on the family ranch.
She married William Dale Bowersox on June 23, 1948, and they were married until her passing. They spent 10 years on the ranch at Bradley Basin and the remaining years on their ranch on North Meadow Creek.
Her work career included waiting tables, working at the talc mine. She took correspondence and night courses to obtain a medical records accreditation and was the medical records secretary for the Madison Valley Hospital for 14 years. She was a past president of the Medical Records Division of the Montana Hospital Assoc.
She loved her children, grandchildren, sewing, snowmobiling, dancing, traveling, and her yard and flowers.
She is survived by her husband William Bowersox of McAllister, daughter Sandy Black (Wayne) of Ennis, Barry Bowersox (Marilyn) Gillette, Wyoming, Scott Bowersox (Caroline) Lakeland, Minnesota. Nine grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, parents in law, sister Donna and her husband Dee Owens. In lieu of flowers please send memorials to the Ennis Senior Center. Arrangements are in the care of K&L Mortuary of Ennis.
K & L Mortuaries Inc
327 E Main St
Ennis, MT 59729
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from Feb. 23 to Feb. 27, 2016