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Betty J. Bowsher

April 28, 1923 — February 8, 2024


Betty J. Bowsher

Betty J. Bowsher, 100, of Monticello, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at White Oak Health Campus in Monticello.

She was born on April 28, 1923 in Anderson to the late William and Besse Fern (Siddall) Reeve. On March 7, 1942 she married Roger Bowsher in Monticello.  He preceded her in death on November 20, 2000.

Betty was a homemaker.  She raised, rode and trained horses from 1952 - 2000.  She rode for her 90th and 91st birthdays.  She played the accordion, guitar, piano and organ by ear since the age of 5 and was in a country & western band, the Country Termites until 2002 playing at the VFW, Eagles, AMVETS, Lafayette Eagles, Moose and various festivals.

She was a member of Faith Covenant Fellowship.

She is survived by nephews, Greg (Rebecca) Lemon of Avon, Randy Nace of Monticello; niece, Claudia (Ralph) Ramirez of Rio Hondo, TX; great nieces and nephews, Maria Ramirez, Carlos Ramirez, Doug Hatfield, David Hatfield; and several grand nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Roger, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Lemon, and brother-in-law, Robert Lemon.

Visitation will be Monday, February 12, 2024 from noon until the time of services at 1:00 pm at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello.

Burial will follow at the Riverview I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Faith Covenant Fellowship or a charity of the donor's choice.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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