Dec. 10, 1930 – July 2, 2012
Donnie (Don) Everett Bowers of Lovell, died on Monday, July 2, 2012, at the Billings Clinic of lymphoma. He was 81.
Don was born on Dec. 10, 1930, to Everett and Christena (Schrage) Bowers in Hardin, Mont.
Don worked at various jobs during his many years of living in the Powell area. He particularly enjoyed selling farm machinery to local farmers, where he made many friends. Don loved hunting, fishing and spending lots of time with his family. In 2008, Don and Evelyn moved to Lovell to be closer to family.
Don met the love of his life, Evelyn Korell, in Lovell in 1948. They were married on March 27, 1949. From this union, they raised six children.
Don is survived by his wife of 63 years, Evelyn, of Lovell, and his children: Barbara (Bill), of Lincoln, Neb.; Bonnie (Carlos), of Salina, Utah; Sherry, of Gunnison, Utah; Randy (Cheryl), of Lovell; and Steve (Debbie), of Cody.
He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; brother Harvey (Sharon) of Byron, sister-in-law Alma Cardinal (Don) of Casper, WY; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his son Donnie; his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Pete and Katie Korell; and sons-in-law, Jack Malcom and Norm Netherton.
Memorial services were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 6, 2012, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lovell. Burial of ashes was at the Crown Hill Cemetery, Powell.