Louise Bowden, the beloved wife of Gordon Bowden, passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, August 9, 2021 at the age of 88.
Besides her loving husband, Gordon, she is survived by her children, Randy (Shirley) Bowden of Stirling, Scott (Anita) Bowden of Picture Butte, and Marni (David) Parry of Heber City, Utah; as well as 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law: Norman (Audrey) Nilsson of St. George, Utah, Darryl (Carol) Nilsson of Stirling, Joyce Christensen of Coaldale.
She was predeceased by her parents, Lindon and Beatrice Nilsson; siblings, Don (Judy) Nilsson, Hank Nilsson, and Pauline Nilsson; and by her daughter, Lorene Bullock.
Louise was born in Stirling, Alberta on February 1, 1933. She was raised there and had many fond memories of her childhood. Gordon and Louise were married on March 24, 1954 in the Cardston Alberta Temple. They began their wonderful life together in Raymond before moving to Lethbridge, where they built their life together and lovingly raised their family.
Louise’s life was devoted to her family and faith. She was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, who loved her dearly for her warmth and kindness. She and Gordon enjoyed travelling. One of their most memorable trips was when they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Hawaii together with their entire family.
Louise has too many positive characteristics to list. However, some of her foremost attributes include her kindness, strength, long-suffering, optimism and unwavering dedication to faith and family.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4105 Forestry Ave South in Lethbridge. Prior to the service, relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family between 10:00 and 10:45am at the same location. Burial to follow at Temple Hill Cemetery in Raymond. If friends so desire memorial tributes can be made to Arthritis Research Canada, arthritisresearch.ca.
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