Beulah May Bell Marshall Bowers born March 2, 1928 in Almy, Wyoming passed home to her
loving family and friends on April 4, 2020. She is survived by her four children: Craig and Sue
Marshall (West Valley City, UT), Robert and Sandra Marshall Bertola (Monument, Colorado),
Kevin and Vickie Marshall (Evanston), and Todd and Chris Marshall (Evanston). She was loved
by 13 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. She has had a loving and supportive roll with
grandson, Clancey Marshall, and they have shared a special bond for 30 years She is preceded
in death by her husbands, James M Marshall and John P. Bowers, her parents Heber C Bell and
Edith Annie Diston Bell and two brothers, Lawrence and Gary Bell. Two granddaughters,
Rochelle and Brooke Marshall were also waiting to greet her as she passed. Her legacy is seen in
how many family, ﬁ‘iends, coworkers, and community members loved and respected her.
She Graduated from Evanston High school with the Class of 46. She loved education and spent
her life learning everything her experiences and careers could teach her. She worked for the
Agricultural Extension Ofﬁce, Selective Service, and found her calling working for the National
Forest Service. She knew the Uinta Mountains well from a young age and spent years assisting
those who used the forest in any capacity. She felt one of her greatest accomplishments was the
inﬂuence she had on young trainees during the summer months. She worked on the Chugach
National Forest in Anchorage Alaska and received many commendations and awards for her
work ethic and knowledge.
She married James M. Marshall June 7, 1947 and bought a home in Evanston, which they
remodeled and enjoyed with their four children. Many hours were spent beautifying the yard and
growing a garden to feed the family and neighbors. Beulah and Jim were beautiful dancers to the
delight of others watching. They were later divorced.
Beulah married John P. Bowers in 1977. She had a wonderful relationship with John’s children
from a prior marriage. She and John worked in Alaska for more than a decade and retired in
Evanston returning to Beulah’s original house to resume her love of gardening and community
involvement. After returning to Evanston she was a member and president of the Evanston
Hospital board for many years.
She was always community minded and was involved in 4-H where she taught youth how to
sew, cook, and can. She and Jim supported the Lions Club, and were among the founding
members of the Evanston Golf Club in the 60’s. The family was involved in hauling rocks and
planting trees and other hands-on work that helped that dream become a reality. She was always
a gracious example of womanhood, even while working in a man’s world. Her theme song, “I
Did it My Way” is a grand summary of her life. In many ways she demonstrated to the world that
true “woman’s lib” was ﬁrst accepting your own femininity and then working hard to prove your
intelligence and worth.
A celebration of life will be held in the sumnmer after COVID-19 is over.