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William Dale Bowersox

August 12, 1926 — August 31, 2022

William Dale Bowersox passed away peacefully at the Madison Valley Hospital on August 31, 2022. 

He was born in Glendive, MT to Roy and Reba Bowersox on August 12, 1926. The family moved to South Meadow Creek when Bill was a young boy. Shortly after, they bought a ranch on North Meadow Creek where they raised turkeys, sheep and cattle. He attended grade school at North Meadow Creek and graduated high school from Ennis, where he was valedictorian of his class. Bill played football, traveling as far away as Jackson, WY. Bill met his wife, Marjorie Barter, at a dance in Norris and were married on June 23, 1948. They moved to Bradley Basin into a house owned by Don McKinnon, a distant relative, with no running water or power, where Sandy was born in 1948. He worked on Marjorie’s mothers ranch and Peter V. Jackson’s ranch. Barry was born in 1954. After deciding to purchase his dad’s place, they moved back to North Meadow Creek and lived with Roy until Scott was born in 1959. Bill moved a house from Norris to McAllister and remodeled it. To make ends meet he drove the North and South Meadow Creek school bus routes for Ennis Schools for thirty years. 

His many hobbies included snowmobiling, playing cards (especially pinochle), riding horses, water fighting at family gatherings and helping his neighbors. 

Bill was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie, brother Ken, and parents Roy and Reba. 

He is survived by his daughter, Sandy Black (Wayne), Barry Bowersox (Marilyn), Scott Bowersox (Caroline, deceased), 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 9 great, great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

No services are planned but a celebration of life and for family and friends will be held on September 17, 2022, at Wayne and Sandy Black’s residence (414 W. Armitage) from 1-3 p.m. 

 In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Madsion Valley Hospital or charity of choice.

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