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January 24, 1959 – Thursday, October 11, 2012

Service Information
Living Word Lutheran Church-Marshall, Minnesota
Saturday, October 20th, 2012
11:00 A.M.,

Visitation Information
Saturday, October 20th, 2012
9:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M.

Dori Ellen Bowie, age 53 of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at her home.

Dori Ellen Bowie, daughter of Daryl and Ethel (Gullickson) Johnson, was born on January 24, 1959, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She grew up there and received her education, graduating from Washington High School in 1977.

Dori worked for a few months in Sioux Falls after graduating and then was married to James Bowie. They moved to Topeka, Kansas where she worked at the shoe store James had managed. They later divorced. Dori had moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where she went to college for Graphic Design. After graduating she went to work for United Entertainment as a Director of Graphic Design. Dori also worked for EMG Graphic Systems, Inc. for twelve years. During that time she met Mark Carey and was married in 1990. Dori was extremely talented with drawing and art design for companies and received many awards and recognition for her achievements. She was very well known in the graphic design profession and was sought out by many companies for her talent, skill, and vision for successful projects.

Dori had a great love for her cats. She was known to take in strays that needed love and care. She had a love for horses and loved watching the Kentucky Derby. Dori was a avid gardener and loved flowers. She always was willing to help anyone in need just as one of God’s servants. Dori truly loved the Lord, her family, and friends.

Dori is survived by her mother Ethel Johnson, Marshall, Minnesota; sisters Joanne Talley, Hutchinson, Kansas; Sally Larson,Westminster, California; Deb Severson, Marshall, Minnesota; and many other relatives and friends.

Dori was preceded in death by her father Daryl Johnson and brother Dean Johnson.

Funeral services for Dori Bowie will be held on Saturday, October 20th at 11:00 A.M. at Living Word Lutheran Church in Marshall, Minnesota. Pastor David Christenson will officiate. Intemrent will follow at the Marshall Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Saturday morning, October 20th from 9:00 A.M. until time of services at the church.

Casket Bearers will be Tony Severson,Lance Severson,Jamie Severson,Jace Severson, Brian Johnson and Kali Johnson.

Honorary Pallbearer will be Craig Schoen.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

Dori was a member of The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe.

10 Guestbook Entries

  1. Andrew Millspaugh

    To the family of Dori:
    Please share in my deepest condolences for your loss. Dori was a fun coworker to be around and the work she produced was outstanding. She will truly be missed. You have my deepest condolences and best wishes for your healing and recovery in this most difficult time.

  2. Lori Worthington

    Dori will be missed so very much! please let me know when the funeral is. We all loved her very much. Dori has always had a very special place in my heart. we always started our emails with, WHERE ARE YOU? Well Miss Dori, i will always know where you are. i miss you!

  3. Dana Carey Callahan

    It’s hard to understand why someone so dear as “Sweet Dori” was taken from us so early. Our hearts are empty, but we will fill them with the happy memories we have of the love and fun we had with Dori. She was such a gifted artist and it was pure joy to be with her. We loved her very much and know she is in Heaven with Jesus. Please know how sorry we are.
    Love,Brianna, Emily & Chloe Carey and Dana Carey Callahan

  4. Steven G Sena

    Dori was a loving and wonderful woman.

  5. James R. Settle

    Dori was a caring, loving, tender hearted person. She helped me recover from my father’s death. I miss her so much. I am thankful to God for being able to call her my friend. Fairwell for now …..

  6. Shelly Van Dam Buhr

    Dear Ethel and family; I was saddened to hear of Dori’s passing. May God wrap his loving arms around you. May you find comfort and strength in family and friends. I pray that each passing day becomes easier. God bless.
    Shelly Van Dam Buhr.
    Goldies’ daughter.

  7. Chance Brown

    Lifting you up with prayers.
    Goldie Van Dams granson.
    Masha’s son.

  8. Courtney Lee Brown

    Dori was my mom’s (Marsha) cousin and I give my condolences. I pray for Dori’s family and her close friends. God Bless!
    Courtney Brown

  9. Courtney Brown

    Dori was my mother’s cousin and I give my condolences to her family and her friends! God Bless, Courtney

  10. (Van Dam) Schlueter, Marsha

    Lifting you with prayer. Goldie’s daughter.


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