Dorothy Irene Bowers died March 10, 2005 in Payson. She was born Sept. 13, 1923 in Kimball, Neb.
Mrs. Bowers is survived by four daughters, Carolyn Tolliver and Jeanette McDaniel of Laveen, Ariz., Sandra McDaniel of Tulsa, Okla. and Mary L. Little of Payson; sisters, Marjorie Mauler of Mesa and Norma Pankonin of Ogallala, Neb.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee L. Bowers; and son, Gordon Lee Bowers.
All four daughters were by her side when she died.
"Sometimes best friends have to leave. Our mother was the most unselfish and giving person you could ever imagine. She was always there for each and every one of us with her support and love, never asking for anything in return. Not only was she our mother, she was a great friend," her daughters wrote in memory of Mrs. Bowers.