Minnie Mabel Bower, 94, Weippe

      Minnie Mabel Bower, 94, passed away July 15, 2013 at Clearwater Health and Rehab in Orofino, where she had resided the last 13 years, due to Alzheimer's.
      Minnie was born May 22, 1919 in Carson, ND, to George and Maud Ensign Tower. She married Carl Olin and during that marriage she had two children, Jonas and Judy. That marriage ended in divorce.
      She married Leslie Bower Jan. 7, 1947 in Bend, OR. Leslie died on July 20, 1964. She worked at many jobs, the last being at State Hospital North in Orofino and State Hospital South in Blackfoot as a nurse's aide.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie; two brothers, Lorin and Walter; six sisters, Nettie, Zula, Susie, Florence, Ethel, and Dorothy; and a grandson, Leslie.
      She is survived by her five children, Jonas Olin, Fairbanks, AK; Judy McIntosh, Pierce; Lorin Bower, Surf City, NC; Bonnie Bower-Lewis, Medford, OR; Bruce Bower (Bev), Weippe; 10 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and 4 great great grandchildren.
      A graveside memorial will be held Saturday, July 20, at 11 am at the Weippe Cemetery. A dinner will be held at the Weippe Community Hall afterwards.
      Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Lewiston Tribune , July 19, 2013

Transcribed by Michal Berreth Beck, 2014

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