Tuesday, August 14, 2012

IDA SCHOW (BLOWER) 1919-2004

[Ancestral Link: Mary Elizabeth Bickmore (Schow), mother of Ida Schow (Blower).]


IDAHO FALLS, ID -- Ida Schow Blower, 84, of Idaho Falls, passed away April 6, 2004, in Idaho Falls of heart failure.

She was born August 21, 1919, at Dubois, Idaho, to Ira Michael Schow and Mary Elizabeth Bickmore Schow. The family moved to Brigham City, Utah, where she grew up and attended schools and graduated from high school. She then graduated from the McKay-Dee Memorial Hospital Nursing School in Ogden.

She married Henry Blower April 24, 1945, in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on August 23, 1996. They made their home in Brigham City and Salt Lake City before coming to Idaho Falls eight years ago. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Cooley Memorial Hospital in Brigham City, Utah, until 1976, then at Hill Haven Nursing Home in Salt Lake City.

An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served in the Relief Society and as a Primary Teacher. She enjoyed painting with oils, reading, cooking (especially new recipes), arts and crafts, making dolls, tennis, and swimming.

Surviving are: Husband: Henry Blower (Idaho Falls, ID); Daughter: Dorothy Ellen Howard (Brigham City, UT); Daughter: Barbara Ann [Joseph] Yates (Pocatello, ID); Son: Earl [Chris] Blower (Idaho Falls, ID); Brother: Dan Schow (CA); Brother: Reed Schow (CA); Sister: Edna Jones (Bountiful, UT); Sister: Norma Hunt (CA); 11 Grandchildren, 17 Great Grandchildren, 2 Great Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Myron and Lee, and sisters, Irene, Ellen and Beth.

Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2004, at the Idaho Falls LDS Lincoln Stake Center, 2545 Mesa, with Counselor Hal Wright of the Lincoln 3rd Ward officiating.

The family will visit with friends on Saturday at 9:00 a.m., at the church.

Burial will be at 3:00 p.m., in the Brigham City Cemetery in Brigham City, Utah, under the direction of Wood Funeral Home.

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