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NAME Beverly Ann Bowgren, age 72, of La Fox, passed away at Delnor Community Hospital surrounded by the love of her family on Sunday, December 7, 2008. BORN: She was born December 4, 1936 the daughter of Wayne P. and Nora W. (Walch) Doll in Davenport, IA.EARLY YEARS :Beverly grew up in rural Arlington, IL and attended local schools. She graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1954. Following graduation she began working locally for a time until the early 1960’s when she moved to Geneva where she found work at Burgess Norton as a bookkeeper. MARRIAGE It was during this time that she met the man she would marry, Ron Bowgren. Their courtship began with Beverly sitting in the bleachers watching Ron race at Sycamore Speedway. Despite his speedy driving, she never let him get away as they were united in marriage on September 12, 1964 in Hollowayville, IL. They began their new life together in Geneva for a year until they built a house on Bunker Rd. where they have since made their home. LIFE NOTES Beverly’s heart and home were always open to anyone at anytime. Her kitchen was always filled with warmth and the wonderful smells of her cooking made your senses soar. In the summers when the sun was shining Beverly would "power lounge" in the yard, reading her favorite romance novels. Beverly had the gambling "itch" which she scratched most often at the Isle of Capri Casino conveniently located only a short bus trip away in Bettendorf, IA. When she wasn’t fleecing the casinos’ slot machines for all she could get, she and her best friend Cheryl Keller would sneak away to area craft shows, go shopping and eventually take "center court" at Sweet Tomatoes where they would eat and talk for hours on end. Beverly also spread her good cheer and friendship with the Elburn Seniors on various bus trips but when the holidays came around, there was no place like home and there truly was no place like Beverly’s. Christmas trees could be found in nearly every corner in every shape and size and the rest of the home was filled with decorations from years gone by. Her most prized possession was the life she had made with her husband Ron. Her children and grandchildren were always first and foremost in her mind and had a special "forever place" in her heart. Her memory will be held dear in many a heart, but none more dearly than in the hearts of her family. SURVIVORS She now leaves her loving husband Ron, Three children:Steve (Gaye) Bowgren and their children, Cody and Jessica of Maple Park, IL, Mike (Jackie) Bowgren and their children, Nick and Allyson, of Batavia, IL and Mark (Traci) Bowgren of La Fox, IL;Two brothers:Kenard (Kathy) Doll of Cherry, IL and Curtis (Beth) Doll of Ladd, IL;Several nieces and nephews and a community of close friends. PRECEDED She now joins her parents, one grandson, Travis Bowgren, one step-daughter, Lori Bowgren and her forever faithful watch-dog, Tawni, who preceded her in death. VISITATION / FUNERAL Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, December 10, 2008, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL. A funeral to celebrate her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2008 also at Conley Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Garfield Cemetery. MEMORIAL A memorial has been established in her name. Checks may be made to the "Beverly Bowgren Memorial" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family at the same address or through www.conleycare.com.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, December 10, 2008, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL. A funeral to celebrate her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2008 also at Conley Funeral Home.
Interment will follow at Garfield Cemetery.