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Evelyn Theora Thayne Bowman

1918 - 2013

Evelyn Theora Thayne Bowman, 94, went home to her Heavenly Father peacefully on Monday, 20 May 2013, at a local care center where she resided for the past eight years. Born November 19, 1918, in Cedarview, UT, Evelyn was the 2nd child of Lester Thayne and Theora Mae Doman Thayne of Emmett, ID. She was raised in Emmett and eventually went on to meet and marry her sweetheart, Merven Garrett Bowman on September 12, 1934 in Boise at the Old Courthouse.

Merven worked for Morrison Knudson as a master mechanic so they traveled extensively. They had two daughters, Billie (James) and Connie (Young). Evelyn was a fabulous cook and baker, making most everything from scratch. She worked for many years at Valencia's in downtown Boise as a hostess.

Merven and Evelyn, with the help of their family, eventually built a business of their own; a beautiful vacation spot in Yellow Pine, ID, called Alpine Village. For many years, while Merven was periodically gone overseas for work, Evelyn would independently run the business. However, after his death in 1983, she sold Alpine Village and moved to Meridian, ID.

Evelyn is survived by her brother, Thomas Thayne, of Seattle, WA and her two daughters, Billie and Connie, five grandchildren, thirteen grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Evelyn was so grateful for the tender care given her by family members over the years.

Funeral arrangements are being managed by Alden Waggoner Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 31, 2013 at the LDS Chapel on Franklin and Locust Grove in Meridian under the direction of Bishop Bakow.

published in the Idaho Statesman, May 26, 2013

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