Born: 7/24/1920, Moab, Utah
Bernice was born July 24, 1920, to Frank D Williams and Mada Fern Larsen Williams at the old Moab Hospital. She was one of the first to be born in Moab’s first Hospital. Bernice married Wilton Haskell “Heck” Bowman on June 24, 1939, in Green River, Utah. To that marriage three daughters were born. They made their home in Moab and later moved to Telluride, Colorado, and then back to Moab. Some years later they moved to Crawford, Colorado, and eventually back to Moab. Sometime later they moved to Virginia City, Montana, where Heck worked for the Sheriff’s Department and Bernice worked in housekeeping field. They spent ten years in Montana but Moab always called them back. Bernice worked as a housekeeper and a clerk until her retirement in 1982.
Death: 8/23/2013, Moab, Utah
Viewing: 08/30/2013, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Service: 08/31/2013, 11:00 am, LDS Stake Center
Interment: 08/31/2013, 12:30 pm, Grand Valley Cemetery
She enjoyed many years spending time on family outings and with her grandchildren. She was active in the Elks Organization and enjoyed the volunteer work she did with them.
Bernice is survived by three daughters; one sister Dorothy Tracas of Casa Grande, Arizona; seven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren and numerous great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 31, 2013, at 11:00 am at the Moab LDS Stake Center. A viewing will be held on August 30, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Spanish Valley Mortuary and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at the Grand Valley Cemetery.
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