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Audrey Rosabel Kettelson was born in Meeting Creek, Alberta Canada on December 15, 1934.
She left this world May 25, 2017 in Ankeny, Iowa.
Audrey was the youngest of 13, born to Peter A. Kettelson and Lilian F. Raycraft. As a child the family moved to Detroit, and she became a US citizen. As a young woman she was a model and a trained secretary That training took her to Fisher Body where she met James H. Dowen. They were married in Brighton, Michigan in March of 1960. They later moved to Traverse City, Michigan where Audrey worked many years as the secretary for Trinity Lutheran Church and School, retiring from that position..
James predeceased her in 1982.
A marriage to Harry F. Bowers Jr. in July of 1985 relocated her to Florida for many years. Audrey survived Harry and her age, and a long term illness brought her back to the Midwest, closer to her children.
She was a committed Christian and loved music and golf.
She is survived by her children, Sybil (John) Poage of Bondurant, IA, Terri (Rob) Wolfe of Edgewood, MD, Cherri (Larry) Boller of Murfreesboro, TN, and Scott (Christine) Dowen of Sunbury, OH; step-children; many grandchildren and a great-granddaughter that will also celebrate her life.
The family will hold a private service at Memorial Services of Iowa.
Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association.