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Alma Bergstrom Gower, 91

| April 20, 2010 4:19 AM

Alma was born April 12, 1919. She died of natural causes after a long life at the age of 91 on April 17, 2010.

Alma met her future husband, Robert Bergstrom (Bob), while attending Idaho State University. While Bob served in the U.S. Army during WWII, Alma worked for the Civil Service in San Francisco, Tucson, New York City and Chicago. Alma and Bob married after the war, and returned to Pocatello where he graduated in pharmacy. They moved to Coeur d’Alene and were married for 31 years, raising three daughters.

Alma was active in the Presbyterian Church women’s circle, bowling leagues, Camp Fire girls and 4-H. She enjoyed sewing and gardening and loved to travel. After Bob’s death in 1976, Alma returned to college where she got a certificate and then worked as a CNA in the hospital and a nursing home.  She enjoyed working as a caretaker for elderly people in Spokane.

In 1980 she married Harold Gower and resided in Spokane and Yuma, Arizona. The past 13 years after Harold’s passing, she lived near her daughters in Boise.

Alma is survived by her three daughters, Sheryl Henley, Kriss Reasor (Alan), Roberta Scott (Bruce); seven grandchildren (Craig Henley, Scott Henley, Aimee Schooley, Marc Reasor, Michelle Graves, Tyler Scott and Kyle Scott); eight great-grandchildren (Ethan and Eli Henley, Mason and Aaron Reasor, Jacob, Jackson and Jordan Graves, and Scarlet Schooley); and sister Maralyn Murdock and her husband Joe; and numerous relatives.