Sheila L. Bowen
Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:31am admin
Sheila L. Bowen, age 77, Kadoka, S.D., died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Sheila Tesson was born Nov. 8, 1940, to Edward and Julie (Moutrey) Tesson in Butte, Mont. She attended grade school in Butte then moved to Anaconda, Mont., where she graduated high school in 1959.
She worked for Schwartz Department Store in Anaconda while in school. Sheila moved to Fresno, Calif., after high school and attended Fresno Business College.
In 1963, she moved back to Butte where she was united in marriage to Howard Thomas Spencer and to this union three daughters were born.
They lived in Reno, Nev., Fresno, Calif., Toledo, Ohio, and Whitehouse, Ohio, before moving back to Anaconda in 1973. Sheila moved to Blackfoot, Idaho, for several years prior to moving to Rapid City. In January 2012, she moved to Kadoka where she has since resided.
Sheila was an AARP member, loved to knit, read, play piano, and enjoyed listening to classical music. She was very proud of her grammar and spelling abilities and her wonderful humor.
Survivors include three daughters, Michelle Spencer, Toledo, Ohio, Melanie Spencer, Kennewick, Wash.,, and Melissa Ammons, Rapid City; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marilynn Ockler, Anaconda, Mont., and Colleen Langell, San Francisco, Calif.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Sheila was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Bowen; parents, Edward and Julie; and one brother, Pierre Tesson.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.
Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka.