In memory of
Dee Farrell Bowen, 91, of Lyman, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the Homestead Assisted Living Center in Rexburg. Dee was born Oct. 15, 1925, in Rexburg, Idaho, to Mack Meredith Bowen and Elva Arnold Bowen. He was raised in Lyman and attended school in Lyman, at Cedar Point School and Madison High School. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. On July 16, 1943, he married Myrth Benson in the Logan, Utah, LDS Temple. They were blessed with five children. She preceded him in death. On Sept. 30, 2006, he married Ila M. Hall in Billings, Montana. Dee worked for Union Pacific Railroad in Pocatello as a machinist apprentice and farmed in the Lyman area since 1946. Dee was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many capacities, including elders quorum president, as a bishop's counselor, as superintendent of the Sunday school and as patriarch of the Rexburg South Stake. He also served on the Ricks College Campus as a high councilor and bishop. Dee enjoyed woodworking, welding and fishing. He especially loved his horses and his dogs. He is survived by a daughter, Dee Anna (Alvin) Rees, of Lyman, Idaho; sons, Paul M. (Aloma) Bowen and Stephen D. (Eilona) Bowen, both of Lyman, Idaho, and Cary L. (Bonnie) Bowen, of St. Anthony, Idaho; sister, Joyce Carnes, of Florence, Arizona; brother, Ross (Virginia) Bowen, of Laverkin, Utah, Mack (Dorthy Ann) Bowen Jr., of Salt Lake City, Utah, and David (LuAnn) Munns, of Lyman, Idaho; 18 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Myrth Bowen; a daughter, Elva Ann; brothers, Maurice Bowen and Gerald Bowen; a sister, Eleonor Bowen; two granddaughters, one grandson, one great-granddaughter and two great-grandsons. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 21, at Lyman 1st Ward LDS Chapel, 1952 W. 6000 S., Rexburg. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. A visitation will be held Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby. Burial will be in Sutton Cemetery. Services are under the care of Eckersell Memorial Chapel, 101 W. Main St., Rigby. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.eckersellfuneralhome.com .
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