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Funeral services will take place on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 2:00 PM (Mountain).

Kadoka Nursing Home
Kadoka, South Dakota

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In memory of

Sheila L. Bowen

of Kadoka, South Dakota, died on Monday, December 4, 2017 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 77

Sheila Tesson was born Nov. 8, 1940, to Edward and Julie (Moutrey) Tesson in Butte, Mont. She attended grade school in Butte then moved to Anaconda, Mont., where she graduated high school in 1959.

She worked for Schwartz Department Store in Anaconda while in school. Sheila moved to Fresno, Calif., after high school and attended Fresno Business College.

In 1963, she moved back to Butte where she was united in marriage to Howard Thomas Spencer and to this union three daughters were born.

They lived in Reno, Nev., Fresno, Calif., Toledo, Ohio, and Whitehouse, Ohio, before moving back to Anaconda in 1973. Sheila moved to Blackfoot, Idaho, for several years prior to moving to Rapid City. In January 2012, she moved to Kadoka where she has since resided.

Sheila was an AARP member, loved to knit, read, play piano, and enjoyed listening to classical music. She was very proud of her grammar and spelling abilities and her wonderful humor.

Survivors include three daughters, Michelle Brubaker, Toledo, Ohio, Melanie Spencer, Kennewick, Wash., and Melissa Ammons, Rapid City; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marilynn Ockler, Anaconda, Mont., and Colleen Langell, San Francisco, Calif.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Sheila was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Bowen; parents, Edward and Julie; and one brother, Pierre Tesson.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 2:00 p.m.
Kadoka Nursing Home
Kadoka, South Dakota

David Holman

Terry Holman

Emily Deveraux - Pianist
"Amazing Grace"

Melissa Ammons

Emily Deveraux - Pianist
"How Great Thou Art"

Kent Kelly


Emily Devereaux - Pianist


  • So sorry, we loved her very much ~ Evan and Janet Bowen Anaconda (12/6/2017)
  • Melissa, I will miss her smile and her hugs at the Home. ~ Sue Kaiser Kadoka SD (12/6/2017)
  • Sheila was friendly and always glad to see people .She always had a smile on . Hugs and Prayers sent to the Family. ~ Bruce and Bonnie Madsen Kadoka S.D. (12/5/2017)