1915 - April 29, 2008
A memorial service for Muriel Bowen was May 6, 2008, at the Blanche Beck Memorial Chapel, in Pioneer Manor, Gillette, Wyo., with Sister Carol Mechtenberg officiating.
Muriel Zimmerman Bowen was born Feb. 3, 1915, in Steamboat Springs and died April 29, 2008, in Gillette at age 93.
She was the daughter of Edward H. and Mary Zimmerman. She grew up with a brother, Herman, and two sisters, Zelma and Mary, in a house in Steamboat Springs, which later became the Tread of the Pioneers Museum.
She married Elvin "Jerry" Bowen on Aug. 17, 1934. Jerry passed away in 1990. She was a member of Euzoa Congregational Church in Steamboat Springs until 1958, when her husband sold his pharmacy, Law Drugstore, in Steamboat Springs and bought another one, Cowan Drug, in Craig.
Muriel sang in the choir of the Euzoa Congregational Church in Steamboat Springs and also, throughout the years, sang at many weddings, funerals and other functions.
In Craig, she and her husband, Jerry, were members of The Church of Christ. In Steamboat Springs and Craig, Muriel also was a member of PEO, a women's philanthropic and social club. Muriel and Jerry were avid hikers, skiers, travelers and photographers. In later years, they took several extended trips through Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, Alaska, Canada and Europe.
Muriel is survived by two daughters, Lynda and her husband A.L. Davis, who lives in New York City, and Jeralyn and her husband Brian Law, who lives in Gillette, Wyo.; and two grandchildren, Sean Barrick and Holly Barrick, of Gillette, Wyo.
A private cremation service has taken place with Walker Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that any donations be sent to Mountain States Children's Home, in care of Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be sent via the Internet at www.walkerfuneralgillette.com.