Leona A. Schow


(June 7, 2002)

Leona A. Schow, 82, died June 7 following a traffic accident east of Powell.

She was born May 15, 1920 to Abel and Laura T. (Kristoffersen) Olson in Wessington Springs, S. D. She completed high school and two years of Teachers College in South Dakota.

On November 13, 1943, she and Dale Butler Schow were married in Billings, Mont. They made their home in Billings.

She helped in the family business, a radio repair shop, and most recently provided daycare at the Bowling Alley. Many will remember her as "grandma." She enjoyed gardening, knitting and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters, Leora Wood and husband Ray of Powell and Diana Miller and husband David of Billings; brothers, Orville Olson of Arkansas and Vernon Olson and wife Berniece of Minnesota; 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters and a brother.

Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and memorial services in Billings are pending.