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Maxine Jo Bowers

Wednesday, August 6, 2003

DENVER, Colo. -- Maxine Jo Bowers, 76, died Sunday (Aug. 3, 2003) at St. Anthony's North Hospital in Denver, Colo.

She was born Jan. 3, 1927, to Oscar and Rosa May (Bunny) Irelan in Arapahoe. She grew up in Arapahoe and attended Arapahoe Public School.

On Nov. 21, 1944, she married Ivan Bowers. The couple spent their married life in Holbrook where she worked for various businesses including the grocery stores: The Holbrook Creamery and The Locker.

Following her husband's death in 1966, she continued living in Holbrook for several years before moving to the Denver area where she managed apartment complexes until she retired. In 1986, she moved to Thornton, Colo., to live with her daughter and help take care of her granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan; her parents, Oscar and Rosa Irelan; three sisters, Velma Pycha, Eunice McGraw and Evelyn Utterback; and two brothers, Emery Irelan and Ernest Irelan.

Survivors include one daughter, Janet Bowers of Thornton; one son, Terry Bowers and wife, Cindy of Holbrook; one brother, Donald Irelan and wife, Shirley of Fernwood, Idaho; one sister-in-law, Faye Ireland Bennett of Clarkston, Wash.; and four grandchildren.

Services are Friday, 2 p.m., at Lockenour-Jones Funeral Chapel in Cambridge with Tim Bice officiating. Burial will be in Holbrook.

Memorials may be given in her name.

Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge is in charge of the arrangements.