Emmagene Betty Bowen passed away sunday august 4th 2019.Jean was born april 21 1929 at Dony, Ky. to parents Andrew J Osborne and Mildred Johnson Osborne. Jean was raised in Ky until 1940,when her family moved to Idaho and settled in Pocatello. Jean left school in the 6th grade, but that was never a problem for her, she owned and operated 2 Bettys cafes, one in McCammon Id. and one in Lava Hot Springs Id. she also raised maltese dogs,. Jean was a great homemaker, and loved her garden and flowers. Jean married Lester A Betty Dec 1945, they later divorced. In August 1970 she married the love of her life John Bowen, which expanded her family by 5. She loved the outdoors,and spending time at the cabin in Dempsey Creek also raising her maltese puppys.She enjoyed working in her garden and yard.She loved riding horses with her husband John cooking and homemaking. Jean is survived by her children,daughters Jeanie Nisson,and Kay Thomason,sons Lester(Shela)Betty and Dennis(Maria) Betty,step daughters Jackie Bowen and Teresa Bowen,step son Scott Bowen, 27 grand chrilden, many great and great great grandchildren and 4 sisters,Devon(Ike)Orgill, Lynna Bolen, Joyce (Mike) Chuppa, and Millie Deck.Jean was preceded in death by her Parents ,her loving husband John, 2 brothers Henry and Jack, 2 sisters Bunny and Corina, 1 step son Brad Bowen and one step daughter Harriet Bowen, 2 grandchildren Colton Neeser, and Michael Stenger.
Funeral services will be on Friday at 12 noon in the Horsley Marsh Valley Funeral Home, 570 N. Meadowview Dr. in Arimo. There will be a viewing from 10:30-11:45 a.m.