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Joanne Bowers

December 24, 1935 ~ February 12, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old


Passing peacefully in her sleep, Joanne Bowers left this world on February 12, 2024.  Joanne was born December 24, 1935 in Hailey, Idaho to parents John Seymour and Helen (Schaefer) Seymour.  She leaves behind two daughters, Juli Jones and Jonna (Gary) Hongo; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Joanne led an adventurous life and was a woman of many talents.  She worked for Bunker Hill in Kellogg, Idaho for 25 years; spent the next ten years traveling the Northwest where the Oregon coast was her favorite destination;  then went back to college to get her associates degree and worked for the State of Washington until retiring at age 70.

Joanne loved to sew, paint, and do jigsaw puzzles.  Many times she sang in church choirs, sang at weddings and funerals, and played the piano for school and community musicals.  Joanne loved to write poetry and she was very fond of cats.  Her friends and family frequently described Joanne as feisty and a pistol.

Joanne will be genuinely missed by her family and friends.  Her family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to honor her memory be sent to a local cat shelter by way of  The family is not planning a service but will have a private interment.

The family would like to acknowledge, and are extremely grateful to, the staff at Cozy Place Adult Family Home in Spokane Valley, Washington where Joanne lived the last fourteen months of her life.  We especially recognize the extraordinary love, compassion and care of Katie and Sara. To leave condolences for the family, please visit Joanne’s Tribute Wall. 


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