Ida M. "Sally" Bowser

December 29, 1936 ~ October 18, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Ida Bowser Obituary

Ida M. “Sally” Bowser, 86, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023 at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 29, 1936 to Orlo M. and Ruth A. (McGuire) Bowser. Sally graduated from Ford City High School, class of 1954, and then Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing. She moved to Los Angeles and mostly did private duty nursing, including for several famous people. For several years she did full time nursing duty for James Copley, who owned newspapers throughout Southern California and the Mid-West.

She is survived by her brother, Dr. O.G. “Bud” and Marvene Bowser; a special cousin, Paul Rearick, and several other cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Dr. Marilen Bowser and Norma Jean Dougherty; and two nephews, John and Eric Kester.

Funeral services will be privately held by the family at the Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home in Cowansville, Pa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sally’s memory to Orphans of the Storm, P.O. Box 838, Kittanning, PA 16201.

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