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 Margaret A. “Margo” <I>Schulhauser</I> Bowers

Margaret A. “Margo” Schulhauser Bowers

Birth
Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho, USA
Death 21 Jul 1986 (aged 66)
Granite County, Montana, USA
Burial Drummond, Granite County, Montana, USA
Plot Section A, Row 3 B, Lot 5 B
Memorial ID 100119580 · View Source
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Margo was born to Charles Schulhauser and Mary Pankretz, both originally from Wisconsin and of German descent. In the 1930 census she was living in Wardner, Shoshone Co., ID with her family. Her siblings in that census were Edwin C., Theresa M., Gertrude J., Helen D., Walter A., and Rita C. Schulhauser.

By 1940 the census shows Margo living in Missoula, MT where she was a student. She graduated in 1942 from St. Patrick School of Nursing which was part of the St. Patrick Hospital complex in Missoula. Margo married Charles L. Bowers May 2, 1942 in Kellog, ID and they had one daughter. She and her husband purchased the Brogan ranch in Hall, MT in 1966 after selling their ranch in Helena, MT.

Margo functioned as the Home Health nurse for Granite County, caring for up to 20 patients per day and was on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With the help of a petition submitted to the County Commissioners by the senior residents of the community she was hired as a full time nurse. In 1966 Margo was able to establish a Community Health Center. The Health Center was moved several times until a permanent location was built with the help of a Federal Grant. It was named the Margo Bowers Health Clinic in her honor but has since been renamed the Drummond Clinic. Margo started the first EMT training program in the county in 1972.

In 1986 Margo retired due to illness (thyroid cancer) after 19 years of service to the residents of Granite County and planned to travel to see family. She is quoted as saying "I'm going to do what I want to, when I want to the rest of my life!" Margo died less than a month after this quote was printed in the local paper.

(sources: 1930 & 1940 US census; Philipsburg Mail article May 29, 1986 which was reprinted May 26, 2011; Social Security Death Index; marriage certificate Idaho & daughter's marriage certificate Montana; brother Edwin's marriage certificate Idaho; Idaho death record for Margo's father; recollections of community members)


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  • Created by: BLS
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100119580
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret A. “Margo” Schulhauser Bowers (4 Jan 1920–21 Jul 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100119580, citing Valley Cemetery, Drummond, Granite County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by BLS (contributor 47545452) .